Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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Reviews by C20Percent:
3.58/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A: Pours a slightly hazy pale golden-orange with a big white head of foam on top. Lots of bubble action going on. Nice complexity in the body of the color -- something like a gradient of colors. Preliminary lacing isn't looking that good. But, this is pretty good overall.
S: Citrusy -- mostly lemon, but not the hop forward aroma in IPAs. Yeasty. Bready. Just really -- very strong lemon peel. Some spice in there. Not bad -- actually the aroma is quite strong. Kind of conflicted here. I've smelled Saisons. Just above average to me.
T: Something like a lemony, peppery, yeasty, bready brew. Not bad.
M: Comes across smooth and creamy. Really nice body feel for a Saison -- not feeling very watery. A nice medium body. Most Saisons, I feel, are overcarbonated. This is pushing it, but works fine. Very nice feel.
O: There are some good parts of this brew, and there are some very underwhelming parts of this brew. I can think of dozens of better Saisons and Belgian Ales that I would prefer before this. Not that it's a bad offering. The appearance and Feel are quite nice. Good effort.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2013 02:21:22 | More by C20Percent
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3.88/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
330 ml bottle, cloudy golden colour with really good lacing. Smell has some apricot and a full fruity yeast aroma, banana, hay and pale malt, sweet a bit with also a ton of complexity. Taste is got a hefty carbonation with some banana and grape flavours, some cinnamon and bready malts, some peach and slight barny flavours, a bit of a hay overload before coming to a full finish with a bit of a high hop bitterness, finish then dries out. A ballsy full flavoured saison, some of the alcohol comes through and eventually it become apparent this is not up to the highest standards despite a full flavour. Pretty solidly built saison though, lot of flavour and good stylistically, perhaps my criticisms were a bit too harsh as it's quite tasty.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 22:25:28 | More by mick303
3.63/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Light straw, clumpy lace. Nose and taste are lemons, zest, cloves, spice. Nose is a lot less than taste tho.. Full bodied and in your face from first sip, as is Stillwater's wont, tho the taste does feel somewhat over spiced thus disconnected. Almost like a favour had been added too late. Dry finish and zesty palate
Good drinking tho.
Serving type: on-tap
07-06-2014 07:16:26 | More by heygeebee
Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
88 out of 100 based on 715 ratings.