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Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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89
very good

793 Ratings
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Ratings: 793
Reviews: 280
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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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of babaracas
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber with billowing white head. settles to a thin layer, spotty lacing. Smell: apricot, grapefruit peel, floral, more stone fruit sweetness beneath. Taste: nectarine, white grape, blood orange, bready wheat.
Medium- plus bodied, dry, spicy and very slightly chalky finish. Classic yeast character and finish;hoppy and fruit forward.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of ArrogantB
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle ~$2.50. Bright orange color, slightly hazy, filmy head, looks quite good. Aroma is fruity, citrus, hops and at the same time derivative or maybe its just reminiscent of another well-known saison? Fruit flavor, hint of rusty metal, easy to drink. Overall an interesting saison but not something I will purchase again.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of spoony
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 355 ml bottle (illegible date code) into a wine glass.

A-The brew pours pretty clear and light golden in color (I left some sediment in the bottom of the bottle, which would have muddied things up, I assume). The carbonation is visible and active in the glass. The head is about one-finger tall to start with poor retention despite the carbonation.

S-The smell is very floral with a pleasing tropical overtone that reminds me of guava juice and a Hawaiian lei. All those flowers are balanced by a bit of pepper and grass. As the brew warms I detect some alcohol and a bubblegum sweetness.

T-The taste is also very floral with tropical overtones. The mid-palate gives up some lightly bitter grass and a decent hit of pepper spice. The alcohol is mild and sweet, but noticeable. I do not get as much bubblegum on the palate.

M-The feel is medium to light with assertive, chunky carbonation that keeps things moving.

O-This is a very solid saison. I appreciate how drinkable it is, while maintaining a complex flavor profile. The floral flavors are not overly perfumed and there is just a bit of spicy, grassy bitterness to keep things from getting gummy and sweet. If I were to pick nits, I wonder how this brew would be at about 5.5% ABV, so it is more of a table beer? Maybe it would lose some of the complexity, but as is, it is a solid beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a real nice light saison. wheat malt driven, with a great yeast strain happening. pours real cloudy and pale light orange, with a dying off white head and good lace. I smell grazing cattle and white wheat in equal proportion, nothing out of the ordinary, but some real creative stuff here too. almost a Belgian triple, with candy sugar and spunky yeast. I taste wheat malt on the lighter side and a flocculated yeast that just adds tannic funk and coagulated protein density to a beer that should be real delicate otherwise. not a brewers error, but a critique nevertheless. great carbonation and a medium body that would be heavy if it didn't work so damn well. overall a great first beer from this crew, and something I am real eager to get back into. special stuff, and being American made makes it epic compared to its peers. worth your hard earned shrappy!

Photo of hayesjw
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from the Potsdam NY IGA for $3.50

Appearance - Slightly hazy yellow colour with a large size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, clove, lemons

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads, grains, and citrus juice/zest. There is also some clove and a dry spiciness and a bit of a funk.

Overall – Very drinkable and enough flavour to keep you interested. I actually really enjoyed this one and will be buying more the next time I see it. I also really like the smaller format in 4 packs.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of denver10
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly firey golden with a white head. Aroma is spicey, some ripe banana, pepper, atouch of lemon and grassy. Flavor is spicey,, lemon, a touch of toasted bread, pepper and a touch of some earthy hops. Again a little alcohol comes through, which detracts just a little. A crisp active mouthfeel. Overall, solid saison that I am really happy to see in Colorado. One I will buy again.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
89 out of 100 based on 793 ratings.