Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Ratings: 795
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 70 | 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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Photo of Danny1217
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of CHickman
3.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours cloudy orange in color with a creamy 1 finger off white head that faded quickly and left great lacing; the lacing stuck to the glass and slid down very slowly.

Smells of funky yeast, sweet malt, coriander, pepper, light spices, cinnamon, allspice and citrus hops; it was quite a funky aroma that was almost too much.

Tastes like it smells, with funky yeast, sweet malt, coriander, pepper, light spices, cinnamon, allspice, citrus hops, sour fruit like grapefruit and a slight alcohol twang; a very funky beer overall.

Mouthfeel is crisp, light and airy, with very light carbonation, a light body and funky dry aftertaste.

A very tasty beer, but way too funky to be a session beer. A bold beer for those with an adventurous palate, but just not my cup of tea. I'm glad that I tried this, but I won't seek it out again.

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of papat444
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber and shared with my wife. There's a code underneath(!) the wrapping that says 263 11 - September 20, 2011 bottling date?

Appearance: Gorgeous. Huge stark white head, whipped and mountainous. Smothers the glass with lacing. The light gold body is the right mix of hazy & clear with gusts towards hazy as the bottle empties.

Smell: Citrus, weathered apples, very floral, tiny bit cider-like with good spicing.

Taste: Delicate apples, honey, fruit slices. light spices (especially pepper), hints of crackers and hay.

Mouthfeel: Good amount of zest and carbonation, full body from start to finish and a strong spice-like finish.

Overall: A very good saison and worth every penny i spent on it.

Photo of sd123
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Doomcifer
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Rekrule
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Kerrie
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of bum732
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: Spicy yeastiness with a spot of clove, white pepper and some pils malt. Spicy hoppiness also present with a touch of fruit, pear mostly. Some grass floral notes, wildflowers and mustiness as it warms.

L: Cloudy orangish yellow, huge white carbonated head, solid retention.

T: Semi-sweet belgian malt, some subtle clove and white pepper. Slight peppery bitterness leads to a semi-dry slight musty finish. Some soft honey notes as it warms.

M: Highly carbonated, medium mouthfeel.

Very solid, worth the price? Not sure. I'll definitely try a few more from them.

Photo of mikeburd1128
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of jacewg
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. Bottled on 2/19/13 (1 1/2 months old)

A nice bright golden almost orange color, a bit of haze. A nice big fluffy white head of off the pour fades to a patchy retentive foam, no real lace to speak of.

Belgian yeast phenols, clove, slight hints of Belgian spice, a bit of under ripened fruits, some lemongrass citrus.

Spicey Belgian yeast phenols, clove, under ripened fruit, apple and pear, citrus, mostly lemon. Finishes with a bit more hop bitterness than expected for the style.

Easy drinking, medium to light in body, crisp carbonation, very slight tartness.

A solid Saison, good to style. Makes me look forward to try more from Stillwater.

Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of hosehead83
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from "bomber' bottle into a wine goblet.
Cloudy, tea/cola color, with an effervescent off-white head of foam.
Aroma-Faint spiciness
Taste-Earthy herbal hop notes, spicy, fruity, subtle toasted malt.
An interesting take on the style. A "brown" Saison if you will. All- around flavorfull food brew.

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of zeledonia
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to match1112 for another great BIF beer. Tasted 12 January 2013.

It's a gusher, pouring foam out as soon as I pop the cap. Pours a hazy medium golden orange yellow. Two fingers of white head, thick and foamy with lots of teeny tiny little bubbles. Good retention and excellent islands and peninsulas of lacing.

Smell is on the high and light side for a saison. Some pungent yeast. Vinous, with white grapes and flowers. Some fruit as well, unidentifiable citrus. Some herbal hops, plus underripe peaches. I want more depth, more solidity.

Taste is similarly high and light. Grainy, lightly sweet malts that scream "yellow". Second half is a wide smooth bitter fade. Lots of fruit, too - peaches, apricots, a touch of pineapple. Not too much to commend it, not much to offend either.

Feel is good. Medium-bodied, fluffy carbonation that lasts. Leaves more tingle than flavor.

A decent saison, though it's not the side of the style that I prefer. Little funk, more light-fruity, flowery, and hoppy than I like. But not bad.

Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
88 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.