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Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
88
very good

758 Ratings
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Ratings: 758
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 64 | 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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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance -
Cloudy, yellow colour, fine suspended yeast particles. Pours a thick 2 finger head which dissipates to a thin film after a few drinks. Leaves plenty of lacing. Moderate carbonation.

Smell -
Smoked, roast, ash, bushfire, hops, leaves, orange, mandarin, citrus rind, pepper - plenty of hops and spice.

Taste -
Citrus rind and hops with a peppery bite - a dry flavour. A yeasty brew, with hints of spice including coriander and cloves. Finishes with an earthy grapefruit bitterness, and strong hints of alcohol.

Mouthfeel -
Lively carbonation, but not difficult to drink. Medium body, creamy feel due to the carbonation and finishes clean and dry. Still refreshing despite its dry flavour. Carbonation leaves you feeling slightly bloated though.

Overall -
A strong, full-flavoured brew. Has a quite unique, earthy and peppery flavour on top of the usual hop bitterness. On the bitter side of the scale, and not for everyone, but offers something different to enjoy. Not the easiest drinking beer out and its heavier carbonation bloats slightly. However, good if you're not drinking many, and would pair up well with a spicy vegetable curry, stir fry or some grilled kangaroo which has a charred and grassy/gamey taste to match.

baumaxx1, Sunday at 11:37 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

atlbravsrno1, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

UlfAndreas, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

mltobin, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Durge, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ethanmc12, Oct 10, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Coriander leads the way on this beer, and I am not a big fan of that spice. That being said, the body is right, the look is great. were it not for the coriander, this would have been a good to very good beer.

gonzo000, Oct 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Going into this with an open mind finding a bottle of this for just a dollar with a ?/04/13 date meaning this very beer is at the most a year old. They make great beer so its gonna be drinkable.

A - Not holding against the brewer but this bottle gave me a ton of big thick floaties and a 1/2 inch of head that settles slowly to a sticky lace ring. Color is a hazy orange yellow color.
S - Smell is OK mild fruity rind, some hop bitterness, and a bit of peppery bit still remain just very faint. If anything it doesn't smell skunked.
T - Citrus rind and hop bitterness bite the palate it's hard to believe such a hop bite can be achieved after a year of age! The bad is it taste slightly sour so I am not sure if it is skunked but it taste sort of off. Maybe that was a sediment chunk IDK revisits it taste decent.
M - Still very carbonated with tons of bubbles it is very drinkable but its not as smooth as their other Saisons

Overall AGAIN I went in giving it some leeway for being old and it still has a good taste for a hopped Saison. Worth picking up if you see it discounted.

DrDemento456, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

dertyd, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

valianes, Oct 07, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev -0.5%

SteeleWright, Oct 06, 2014
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3.82/5  rDev -2.8%

dexterk1, Oct 05, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -2.3%

Cynic-ale, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy medium golden amber with a half figer white head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of saison yeast, orange citrus, light sweet malt, coriander and clove; spicy. Flavor starts spicy and semi dry, develops semisweet citrus and fruit with a bit of funk the finishes dry with wild yeast funk and saison spice bitterness. Medium bodied with peppery carbonation. I really like the flavor progression on this saison, with both dryness and light sweetness alternating. Good fruit and malt flavors and a just enough funk to give it character. Stillwater was the first brewery to turn me on to the saison style and this is an example of how they succeeded. Nice domestic saison.

LiquidAmber, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

alienlifeforcecube, Sep 26, 2014
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

Salam, Sep 24, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden Orange in color and hazy. Stiff pour yields nearly 4 fingers of head. Great lacing and head retention. I can see that this is highly carbonated.

S: Slight spice from the Belgian yeast but mainly pale malts. Slight orange zest . This bottle is 8 months old, so perhaps that is why I am not detecting any hops.

T: The spice is more prevalent than the smell would suggest. Orange zest. Slightly bitter finish.

M: This coats the mouth - it's quite creamy. Medium to high carbonation. Dry finish

shadetree67, Sep 21, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +8.9%

JeremyP, Sep 20, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -4.3%

Wildwood_Brew, Sep 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

smurphy493, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

SenorDragon, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

wpg1989, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Bwagner1122, Sep 07, 2014
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4.02/5  rDev +2.3%

crbnfbr, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

AndyandAng, Sep 03, 2014
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Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
88 out of 100 based on 758 ratings.