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Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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88
very good

826 Ratings
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Ratings: 826
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 30
Gots: 76 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: callmemickey on 03-31-2010

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.
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Ratings: 826 | Reviews: 286
Photo of brentk56
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a billowy "Belgian" head that webs the tulip with lacing

Smell: Toffee malt, with a range of spice (clove, apple/cinnamon, banana spice cake)

Taste: The toffee malt bursts forward, bringing the aromatic spice flavors along to build toward the middle; a touch of funk arrives, after the swallow, along with a vinous character the lingers into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A Saison verging on a Dubbel, this beer has a lot of complexity; the more you contemplate it, the more it surprises you

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Snowrs
3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of danwho
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of deereless
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of csurowiec
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of vermilcj
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of NickBeery
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of atr2605
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a cloudy straw yellow with a fizzy white head with decent retention
S-spicy, lemon zest, yeasty
T-nice and spicy mixed with some more bright citrus combined with a distinct saison yeast characteristic and finishes with more spice on the palate
M-light medium bodied
O-pretty solid and straightforward. I didn't enjoy it as much as some other stuff from Stillwater but still very enjoyable

Photo of Ri0
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip

A - It's a darker shade of yellow (like a ripe inside of a mango) with a 1.5 finger bright white head. Fades quickly and leaves a collar around the glass. Not much for lacing.

S - I can pick on the spice right away. Nice amounts of straw, bread, yeast, and some light citrus, lemon and orange.

T - Boom, this is the most spicy Saison I have had, but it is nicely balanced. Some yeast and bread with plenty of lemon and citrus. Straw, clove, grass. Ends with a pepper kick.

M - Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Spicy and dry on the finish.

O - Very nice Saison with a ton of spice. It is well balanced. Nick was nice enough to send it my way.

Photo of Rekrule
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of mikeburd1128
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Golden yellow bodied beer with slight haze to it. 1 full finger of bone white head that drops down to a thin ring. Spotty lacing.

Smell: Grainy, fruity, floral, and very yeasty. Clove and bananas. Strong notes of spicy purfume.

Taste: slight sweetness that is yeast forward and fruity with mostly bananas. Gritty and grainy. Mid palate white pepper and cloves. Very earthy and a little bit floral. Strong finish of perfume, wheat malts, and moderate hop bitterness tasting of grass and lemons zest.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Super clean and bright beer. A touch of booze. It is also hearty and rustic in character. Dry finish on this beer as well.

Overall: I like this beer, but the perfume flavor is really distracting. I really loved this beer as a base beer that is put into barrels. I have tried the stateside saison that was aged in chardonnay barrels and that beer was awesome!

Photo of cjgiant
3.41/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A decent offering from a brewery I haven't been overly impressed with in the past.

A: cloudy golden yellow with a little lacing
S: citrusy and a little bit of yeast
T: lemony and tart, but with a hop back that makes the beer more drinkable than it would otherwise be. Decent carbonation. Taste belies a bit the almost 7% ABV.
M: light dry pull after the tartness that doesn't last too long.
O: not going on my must have again, but I wouldn't shy away from it either. Little too tart up front, but that fades quickly into a fine beer.

Photo of ThickNStout
2.84/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle from Barrels and Barley (Woodstock, GA). 1.99. Date is mighty scrunched but appears to be enjoy by 10/10/13. Served in a Southern Tier tulip snifter.

Pours hazy gold with two fingers of pillowy white head. Decent lacing.

I pick up aromas of yeast, pepper, lemon zest and a strange semi rot smell (that isn't as bad or off-putting as that description makes it seem).

Crisp peppery, lemon peel, clove, mildew, yeast, bitter grassy, hay and a bit of funk.

Slick, medium body with sharp carbonation. Bitter, spicy, yeasty finish.

I'm admittedly no expert on saisons and have only tried a few but this one does nothing to make me want to delve further into the style. It's drinkable enough but the funky spicyness just isn't for me. I prefer the others I've tried like Jailhouse's Reprieve or even the Ovila with mandarins.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
88 out of 100 based on 826 ratings.