Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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Reviews by Fatehunter:
4.03/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a tulip glass. Lots of head... three or four fingers. I tried a different glass with an even slower pour with the same result. It's a hazy, golden color.
Smells like honey, a flower bouquet, lemon and apricot.
Light malt taste with accompanying sweetness, ripe fruit (apricot and plum).
Lots of bubbles, crisp and smooth with medium body.
Besides all the foam in the pour it's a great beer. Bright and fruity, but not a fruit beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2012 14:54:14 | More by Fatehunter
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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
3.96/5 rDev +0.8%
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
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