Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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Reviews by MCDuhamel:
4.63/5 rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750 ml crown capped bottle into a tulip. Pours a murky dark gold; opaque from the haze. Forms an enormous meringue-like head that continues to expand well after the pour; several inches follows the beer down the glass. Nose is pepper, crackers, apple skin, and a hint of banana. That all comes through in the flavor as well, with a noticeable graininess in the mid-palette, leading to a a very dry finish. A light hop bitterness is present toward the end. Light-bodied and spritzy, but not "delicate." An excellent saison; perhaps the best American version I've had.
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2012 20:10:56 | More by MCDuhamel
More User Reviews:
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 714 ratings.