Extra Dry

Maryland
United States
Stillwater Extra Dry Sake Style Saison beer
Style Family: 
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Brewed with rice and designed to mimic the subtle and drinkable flavors of sake, this low alcohol saison is the softer side of Stillwater.

 

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ABV: 
3.8%
Judges Review 
Rick Franckhauser's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Extra Dry is a Saison brewed with rice and was evaluated as an Alternative Grain Beer (2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Category31A ) offering according to BJCP guidelines. 

While the intense dryness of this beer takes a few sips to get used to, this is a well-constructed experimental saison with subtle aromas of pear, baked bread, and mint.  It poured spritzy dark straw, with a bubbly head that reminded me of champagne.  The lively carbonation burst thru the head, and showed a minor amount of chill haze.  Its flavor was characterized by a complex tartness, supported by medium bitterness and a mild crackery malt background.  To me, the rice component was most noticeable in the finish, with the aforementioned dryness and a slight woodiness.  It was refreshing low in alcohol, which makes this a funky, warm-weather session brew.