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Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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89
very good

779 Ratings
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Ratings: 779
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 68 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Stateside Saison pays homage to old world tradition while celebrating new world innovation. Naturally brewed with the finest European malts & fresh aromatic hops from the United States & New Zealand. It’s then fermented using a classic farmhouse ale yeast and bottle conditioned to enhance stability. The outcome is a beer of unique design and exquisite taste, showcasing some of the best attributes of modern-day craft brewing.

(Beer added by: callmemickey on 03-31-2010)
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Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a two finger high off white head that slowly died down but never disappeared.
S: There are moderate aromas of grassy hops, lemon, spices and yeast in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has flavors of herbs and white wine. Grassy hops dominate the taste, which has a mild amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied, clean and crisp on the palate with a high amount of carbonation and a moderate amount of dryness.
D: This is a very interesting saison but needs to be sipped slowly given its intense flavors and the combination of bitterness and dryness.

metter98, Jan 23, 2011
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, yeast, slight spice, and lots of fruity aromas. Taste is the same with some perfume-like flavors. There is also a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good saison with a nice fruity presence.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

redfox405, Tuesday at 10:16 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

weezarc, Monday at 01:35 AM
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Nichols33, Sunday at 11:03 PM
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ruckus232, Nov 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

bareju, Nov 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

olradetbalder, Nov 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

John_Beeryman, Nov 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

sd123, Nov 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

smithj4, Nov 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

hiker1701a, Nov 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

elihull, Nov 16, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

jprivott, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

personpitch, Nov 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

CorgiDad, Nov 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

DrMindbender, Nov 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

RavenForBeer, Nov 05, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -8.4%

cfadams17, Nov 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

threedaggers, Nov 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

DeadeyeOTDO, Nov 03, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +14%

Bernie_Mizer, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of baumaxx1
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance -
Cloudy, yellow colour, fine suspended yeast particles. Pours a thick 2 finger head which dissipates to a thin film after a few drinks. Leaves plenty of lacing. Moderate carbonation.

Smell -
Smoked, roast, ash, bushfire, hops, leaves, orange, mandarin, citrus rind, pepper - plenty of hops and spice.

Taste -
Citrus rind and hops with a peppery bite - a dry flavour. A yeasty brew, with hints of spice including coriander and cloves. Finishes with an earthy grapefruit bitterness, and strong hints of alcohol.

Mouthfeel -
Lively carbonation, but not difficult to drink. Medium body, creamy feel due to the carbonation and finishes clean and dry. Still refreshing despite its dry flavour. Carbonation leaves you feeling slightly bloated though.

Overall -
A strong, full-flavoured brew. Has a quite unique, earthy and peppery flavour on top of the usual hop bitterness. On the bitter side of the scale, and not for everyone, but offers something different to enjoy. Not the easiest drinking beer out and its heavier carbonation bloats slightly. However, good if you're not drinking many, and would pair up well with a spicy vegetable curry, stir fry or some grilled kangaroo which has a charred and grassy/gamey taste to match.

baumaxx1, Oct 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

atlbravsrno1, Oct 19, 2014
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Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
89 out of 100 based on 779 ratings.