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Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Stateside SaisonStateside Saison

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741 Ratings
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Ratings: 741
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 30
Gots: 61 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

bostonryan, May 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Rekrule, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

tbryan5, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of augustgarage
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL bottle (no cork by the way) into my Troubadour tulip.

Mildly cloudy somewhat dark amber liquid topped by a voluminous pearling rocky head of beige. Decent retention, thin amoebic lacing and light glossy legs.

Floral, grassy aromatics with a punch of banana backlit with soft phenolics from the yeast. A faint grainy element suggests a feedyard more than a farmyard, but is welcome none the less.

Very unusual flavor - the hops are quite forward distinguishing this as an American take on the style - the vinuous goose-berry-like flavor suggests Nelson was among the varieties utilized for bittering. This lends a dry mineral-laden fruitiness which works well with the underlying earthy flavors from the yeast. Softer malt flavors and faint white pepper notes come out in the finish. Some tart flavors, suggesting white wine, green apples, and lemon pith dance around the palate as well. Truly unique.

Medium-light bodied, slightly oily perhaps, with spot-on ABV.

Zesty and hoppy, with a singular flavor profile, the dryness and bitter fruity notes really distinguish this ale from its peers...

augustgarage, Oct 24, 2010
Photo of facundoCNB
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a very clean copper pour with 2 fingers of bright white head which dissipated slowly - great retention. smells of lemongrass, bell peppers, and wheat. not too impressed on the nose. the flavor is typical saison.. a bit on the bitter side. very peppery, lots of yeast flavor, earthy dirt-like bitterness, bready, lemongrass. the bitterness makes it pretty rough on the palate. medium in body with high carbonation.

this is a decent saison. i think personally, it would be a bit better if it weren't so bitter. when combined with the high carbonation, the bitterness just smashes the palate with a dirt like taste that makes this beer kind of hard to drink.

facundoCNB, Mar 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

bacher468, May 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Dave_Treat, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of Lantern
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Lantern, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of bbadger
4/5  rDev +1.8%

bbadger, May 26, 2013
Photo of Sludgeman
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Sludgeman, Feb 09, 2013
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.

zeledonia, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Danny1217, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of Kerrie
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Kerrie, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of jrohrbacher
4/5  rDev +1.8%

jrohrbacher, May 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

LJWalker, Jul 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

LambicKing, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of SebD
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Saison yeast, citrus/lemon, bready malts and some peppery spices.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some Saison yeast, citrus/lemon, floral notes, some breadiness and faint pepper.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

SebD, Jun 03, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Golden pour with a bubbly white foam on top. Some lacing is noted. Hazy look to the beer.

S - Citrus notes of lemon and other fruit scents are there. Slight musky smell of damp grains is present.

T - Tartness of lemon with a small hint of peppery spice. Tangy yeast strain gives the finish a puckering bite. More of a fruity saison than the typical style.

M - Smooth feel, medium bodied saison. Carbonation is minor and less than appearance. Slick oily feel.

O - First crack at Stillwater and I enjoyed this. A good farmhouse ale for the warmer months.

socon67, Jan 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

DeutschesBier, Jun 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

MacStinson, Jun 10, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light orange color sports a big fluffy off white head.

Aroma is light flowery notes with some spice on top of tropical fruits. Not any real funk in the nose.

Taste is light zesty notes mostly lemon on grainy malt base. Plenty of good spicy notes mingled through out. Finish is lingering tropical fruits good spice notes maybe hints of funky notes.

Mouthfeel is on light side with medium peppy carbonation.

Overall its a pretty good saison enjoyable worth having again and again when the saison modes hits.

mntlover, Jul 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

GTB, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Hopstout, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

FLBeerGuy, Oct 29, 2013
Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
88 out of 100 based on 741 ratings.