Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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Reviews by DoktorZee:
4/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Just got some bottles of this from a friend that gifted me as part of a mail order beer club. Thanks friend!
Poured from the bottle into a schooner; no obvious best before date.
A - Pours a very dark, cloudy yellow with a fluffy 2 finger head. Moderate streaky lacing down the glass
S - wet grassy hops intermixed with some sour fruit notes
T - slightly (good) skunkiness followed up with some sour fruity and floral notes and ending with a fairly large malt profile and some spice. Bigger malt profile than I'd usually expect in a Saison, maybe that's the stateside element...:)
M - relatively heavy on the tongue with moderate carbonation. Again, a bit heavier than the usual saison. Some light booziness underpinning the structure.
D - goes down nicely, but not quite as refreshing as other saisons.
For me this was a saison with a twist; one could argue it was part way to an American Strong Ale, so frankly seems like a bit of a hybrid. Definitely worth a try - recommended!
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2011 16:34:19 | More by DoktorZee
More User Reviews:
3.63/5 rDev -7.9%
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
3.96/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip
A - Slightly hazy burnt orange/amber body with plenty of bubbles racing to the top. 2-finger pure white head that retains for the entire experience; literally never fades. The carbonation just keep building that head back up. Beautiful lacing. One of the more pleasing beers to look at.
S - A very good balance of yeast, hops, and sweetness. I love the saison yeast in the nose which is followed by mild citrus peel and just a very light touch of flowery hops.
T&M - Lively carbonation makes this a drier beer, but not nearly as dry as champagne. Still retains a nice thirst-quenching character. I really like the balance of yeast and hops in this beer. A hoppier saison for sure but the yeast keeps telling you it's a Belgian-style saison. Hops give a citrus peel bitterness likened to kumquat and lemon peel. A small dose of candy sugar and malts sweetens things up just a bit.
O - I really liked this and could definitely down a few of these. Saison-dry while remaining refreshing. Great flavors throughout the experience.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2014 13:49:10 | More by MrIncognito
Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
88 out of 100 based on 699 ratings.