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Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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89
very good

794 Ratings
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Ratings: 794
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 69 | 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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a simply fantastic saison, one of standouts.

It pours a vibrant golden straw color with a bold white cap of foam.

There’s a crisp, lightly estered aroma that carries across some spice and fruit mélange—citrus and summer stone fruits play off one another for a pleasing effect.

Wonderful flavor, with a crisp, clean taste of citrusy goodness and a mellow estery character. I loved it.

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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.

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4.63/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

burnt gold with a big white head that holds and leaves lots of lace. nose is traditional saison with hints of American-style hops popping up. flowers, fruit, spice (pepper), euro malty sweetness and a bit of country barn all ring out in balance. very impressive. medium body with lively carbonation makes for a nice, prickly, cleansing mouthfeel that goes down way too easy. one of my favorite saisons to date and definitely my favorite American made saison. avant guarde traditional? yum. finally, a breath of fresh air!!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Transparent orange amber with a frothy white head that retains well. Moderate lacing on the glass.

S: Very floral; lemongrass, thyme, rosemary. Prominent yeast notes abound with a perfect amount of brett funkiness. Very inviting.

T: Very complex yet cohesive. Dry up front with balanced floral notes; mint, rosemary. Piny hop flavors are present with subtle esters throughout, including lemon zest and some orange pith. Smooth, bitter finish where the funk really comes across. Spot on stylistically and delicious.

M: Light bodied and very effervescent.

O: A wonderful saison: dry, floral, complex and funky. Superb.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-poured a gorgeous murky orange with a frothy foamy head and lively carbonation into my oversized snifter. looks like a day out in the fields. golden like a summer's day.

S-explodes with candied sweetness. complex smell bursting with candied hops.

T-bittery hop profile, but nicely balanced. rich in flavor and feel. sweeter saison taste - clove, banana, bubblegum, subtle spicing.

M-creamy and smooth. leaves a tingle and then a bittery dry after feel. definitely heavier than most other saisons, but nicer for the transition out of summer into fall.

D-this really is a fantastic beer. recently at a beer event in nyc i sampled some stillwater for the first time and was blown away. in a day of drinking dozens of different beers, the stillwater brew cut through as a clear highlight. stateside saison is a winner and a beer i will be looking for again and again.

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Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
89 out of 100 based on 794 ratings.