Stillwater Artisanal’s Fear of Ghosts beer is a smoked sour farmhouse wheat ale, and that description written on the bottle is half of my review right there. Sour notes found their way to my olfactory glands seconds after popping the top. It smells like a good, interesting sour farmhouse ale. This beer reminds me of Marz Smoke Wheat Everyday and Stillwater’s Smoke Signals beers that have recently been through the Ministry. And the sour aspect is fairly pleasurable. The lighter abv (6%) makes me wish it was a warm spring weekend afternoon. This is good beer. Smoked sour farmhouse ales is a good little nook for breweries to explore. But just one suggestion: Use more smoke. Overall smokestack pleasure metric = 5 out of 7.
|Beer Name||fear of ghosts|
|Brewer’s Description||Smoked Sour Farmhouse Wheat Ale|
|Food Pairings||crab cakes|
|Brewery Location||Baltimore, MD|
|Alcohol content by volume||6%|
|IBU (International Bitterness Units)||45|
|Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark)||2|
|Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns)||2|
|Sausage detection? Y or N||N|
|Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks||1.5|
|Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil)||2.3|
|Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (sad – happy)||5|
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