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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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4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A few chunks of sediment. Golden beer with deep haze. Head is a little disappointing.

Spicy and briny citrus. Sage, white pepper, apricot, lemon peel, and a hint of cantaloupe. Smells bright.

Big leafy herbal notes, peppery notes, a little mushroom, hints of lemony brightness, and a bite of earthy hops. Wheaty malts and a little salinity. Dry finish with moderate bitterness from the hops and herbaceousness. Saison on overdrive.

Very drinkable, minus the chalky feel. Light-medium body. Bouts of carbonation.

An excellent saison. Kickass tasty and true to all of it.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.46/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Stillwater Artisanal Stateside Saison

Salamanders and summer must ?

Poured into pint glass

A: Good orange hazyness. Lots of floaties

S: Wheat, Oranges and maybe coriander

T: Same as smell with a wierd but not at all bad kinda mustiness taste on the end.

M: Somewhat syrupy, again not bad. Decent carbination.

O: A good beer. Glad I got to try it. I'll have to come back to it after I am able to enjoy some more saisons for another review.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of gollem
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

That is a pleasant surprise: a good US saison. (Surprising also is its high ABV.)

Taste and smell are nice and full and yeasty, even skunky. It's not a particularly sour beer, but it is really nice and refreshing, and would make a great companion to a lunch of mussels and fries. While lacking the ultimate depth and complexity, and the grassiness, of the Belgian farmhouse ales (and I kind of miss the typical cloudiness of those beers), this comes really, really close--and at two bucks (for a 12 oz. bottle) on the sales table at Derk's it's a steal, of course.

Definitely a keeper, and kudos to the brewery and to Twelve Percent.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of hillvt4me
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle (stamped 9/4/13) into a tulip glass.

A- Cloudy yellow with orange background. Minimal snow white head and decent lacing present. Many tiny bubbles present.

S- sweet smelling yeast, hay and lemons.

T- Bitter grapefruit, yeast , some spice (mild cinnamon) and some herbal notes.

M- Light bodied, subtle carbonation and balanced.

O- Well above average saison, though not nearly an Arthur or any other HF saison.

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3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: lighter orange color. good clarity. a finger plus of a white head that leaves a lacing around the edge

Smell: huge farmhouse/belgian yeast smell. banana, citrus and bread, very subtle pepper and spice

Taste: opens up with with citrusy and banana along with belgian yeast. slightly bready throughout and ends with a slightly peppery taste.

Mouthfeel: fairly light. extremely dry.

Overall: a complex and tasty beer. probably the driest beer i have had. definitely worth trying more of stillwater's saisons

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