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Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
88
very good

710 Ratings
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Ratings: 710
Reviews: 269
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 29
Gots: 49 | 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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itchytasty

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-25-2013 23:12:36 | More by itchytasty
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Braseltonage

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-20-2013 21:05:42 | More by Braseltonage
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-20-2013 19:41:13 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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drgonzo2k2

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-20-2013 15:02:04 | More by drgonzo2k2
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nasastrums

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-16-2013 23:01:54 | More by nasastrums
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Greywulfken

New York

4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great bottle art

Into a tulip glass:

A: deep hazy golden beer with an off-white head that fluffed up quickly, left some lacing

S: classic pale malt beer smells, with fresh herbal/floral hops on top

T: imagine a saison with IPA-esque hops - fairly hoppy for a saison, some funkiness (that brett-ish quality); a little sweet, but very crisp and fresh

M: medium-light body, frisky carbonation, smooth but slightly crisp, too

O: a very good brew - a Belgian/American IPA/saison hybrid-type of beer. I would buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 22:50:37 | More by Greywulfken
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-13-2013 22:30:15 | More by mquinn919
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zap2012

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-13-2013 03:38:23 | More by zap2012
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lovindahops

New York

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This rainy April calls for a saison to position my mind towards aspects of a real spring. Stateside saison is up

A- a hazy darkened yellow with bumps of cake like lacing on the edges of the glass. Very fluffy and thick foam clings to the edges as a vibrant color still reflects off the white foam

S- musty farmhouse scents partners up with a clove and butter scent as anticipated. Completely spicy with a peppery type scent, stateside presents a Belgian saison representation with the scent profile

T- massive slap of cracked pepper and Belgian yeast... And I mean massive. Very forward and present as some fruit flavor shows up as well. A solid saison that delivers with Belgian properties and flavor

M- strong carbonation and slightly thick with flavor

O- stateside is an excellent full bodies saison that is drinkable and forward of flavor simultaneously. Very impressive and creates a mindset to come back for more

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2013 21:38:20 | More by lovindahops
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od_sf

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-12-2013 18:11:58 | More by od_sf
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Rope

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance-
Burnt gold, none of that red I love in a beer as dark as this.

Smell-
Spicy with a little bit of lemon.

Taste-
Very fun, citrus hops up front, and ends relaxingly spicy.

Mouthfeel-
The best part about this beer... crisp, refreshing, and disappears.

Overall-
Almost like a bready champaign, probably the best saison i have had.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2013 16:55:58 | More by Rope
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-11-2013 00:55:41 | More by Atomicskis5
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pknyc

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-09-2013 17:05:27 | More by pknyc
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Bonis

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-06-2013 05:42:24 | More by Bonis
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-05-2013 03:10:32 | More by CB_Crowe
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greenmonstah

New Hampshire

4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle into HF tulip

A - Pours a cloudy light orange-straw with three finger head that lingers for years.

S - Aromas of lemongrass, peppercorn, hay, clove. Plenty to choose from, but it smells just right.

T - Tart, with lemon, clove, yeast, some sweet fruit flavors such as pear.

M - Very effervescent, light body with a slight cloying sweetness. Lingers just long enough, tickling the tongue.

O - A very fine beer indeed. Excellent, standard take on the Americanized Saison. Complexity is there if you look for it, but you can simply drink and enjoy this one on a beautiful spring day and love it without thinking too much.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 18:32:34 | More by greenmonstah
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dogfishandi

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 21:03:57 | More by dogfishandi
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Nubicks

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-29-2013 20:30:22 | More by Nubicks
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, VT.

Pours a hazy golden orange color. 3 inch head, lots of lacing.

Smells include Belgian yeast, sweet floral aromas and oranges.

Similar flavor. Nice juicy citrus flavor to this one- some great orange in here. Bit of sweetness from the grains here as well. Some spicing- black pepper and coriander are what I taste. No real hop flavor that I can determine. Typical Belgian yeast flavors abound too.

Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, well carbonated. Drinkable despite the ABV.

One of the best American made saisons, for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2013 20:28:07 | More by GreesyFizeek
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Straw/gold with 3-4 fingers of white, fluffy head. Excellent retention and clarity. Low-moderate carbonation.

Nose
Very aromatic. Lemon, pear, golden apple, hay, pilsner malt, peppercorn and spelt.

Taste
Pear, golden apple and lemon juice. Pilsner malt, spelt and touches of rye. Dried hay, potpourri, pink peppercorn and earth.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp, dry, clean and refreshing.

Overall
Right on! ...And finally in a 12oz bottle. Thank you!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 18:53:31 | More by justintcoons
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-27-2013 06:35:47 | More by Zachtheporter
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-27-2013 02:18:10 | More by stereosforgeeks
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aranton

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-27-2013 00:07:12 | More by aranton
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Another sexy, slick label (once you look past the front and center weird-ass vulture-snake) from this gypsy brewer, at least for this amateur cartophile.

This beer pours a hazy dark golden yellow hue, with three flabby fingers of puffy, climbing, thinly foamy off-white head, which leaves a few sudsy swaths of arc-weld lace around the glass as it quite slowly ebbs away.

It smells of spicy, zingy, meaty citrus - lemon, lemongrass, lime rind, coriander, a touch of cumin - grainy pale malt, a lightly musty yeastiness, and a further earthy, floral hoppiness. The taste is lightly honeyed, somewhat biscuity pale malt, overripe lemon and crisp, fresh apple, white pepper, faint metallic cilantro, subtle dry yeast, a mixed-bag of tropical fruit esters, and some mild savoury spices, blended insofar as I'm just happy to share in the experience. No evidence of the elevated alcohol whatsoever.

The carbonation is gently effervescent, and does well to keep it up, the body a pleasantly understated medium weight, and generally rather smooth, in a workaday sense. It finishes barely off-dry, the malt having to pull out all the stops in the face of an organized drying effort, courtesy of the yeast, fruit, and hops (and possibly the otherwise AWOL alcohol).

Saisons kind of come, and kind of go in my world, i.e., I don't really get a lot out of them, and don't find many embracing. That damning caveat out of the way, I have to say that I really like this one - the crazy amount of input flavours are deftly integrated - subdued, even, into a straight-ahead drinkable affair, one bereft of any extreme elements, which may be the one aspect of this style that I do wholly endorse, when suitably followed through with as it is here.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 01:55:30 | More by biboergosum
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-25-2013 01:43:01 | More by Sparky44
Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
88 out of 100 based on 710 ratings.