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Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
88
very good

714 Ratings
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Ratings: 714
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 29
Gots: 51 | 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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PappyVans

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-28-2014 06:55:41 | More by PappyVans
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Riggsy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-27-2014 14:23:18 | More by Riggsy
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-27-2014 01:00:57 | More by hoppymcgee
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mattreitz49

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-23-2014 23:59:17 | More by mattreitz49
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-23-2014 22:04:44 | More by MNBeerGeek
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cpuglisi

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-22-2014 22:37:19 | More by cpuglisi
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-22-2014 20:27:22 | More by afsdan
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MaximalC

Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a rich, cloudy, golden amber color with an infinitely voluminous head of craggy, off-white foam. A torrent of frenzied carbonation populates the glass. The bubbles are surprisingly coarse for a head of this size, but they replenish quickly enough to prop it up for an extensive duration. The presentation is absolutely exquisite. The crisp aroma smells of coriander, clove, and lemon--very light and fresh.

The first thing you notice upon sipping is the searing carbonation that cuts through like a buzzsaw (that monster head had to come from somewhere). I don't know if this is the intended level of carbonation or a byproduct of having been aged nearly a year, but it's all there. The flavor features biscuity malt, grassy hops, and the aforementioned coriander, clove, and citrus twang. Abundant yeast adds a bright, chalky character as well. There are also some earthy notes (dare I say horse blanket?) that come through in the middle and linger into the finish. In taste and texture this is quite akin to a hefeweizen, and were it not for the earthier, grassier components, it could even be mistaken for such. Shades of bubblegum begin to emerge with a little warming, so I can't deny this has some complexity to it.

Over-the-top carbonation notwithstanding, this is one beautiful, tasty saison. There's plenty of complexity to keep the palate occupied, and few beers look prettier sitting in the glass on a hot day. It could probably benefit from a little restraint and refinement, but I like where Stillwater was going with this.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 01:04:21 | More by MaximalC
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-21-2014 02:12:37 | More by AlexFields
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jera1350

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-19-2014 00:53:00 | More by jera1350
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a glowing, hazy golden orange with a mountainous, slowly receding white head.

S: Aromas of biscuit, crackers, minerals, spicy yeast, lactic funk, herbs, lemon, lime, and kumquats fill the nose.

T: Notes of biscuits, crackers, lactic funk, must, spices, grass, herbs, white pepper, bitter orange, kumquats, lemon, and lime fill the mouth. The finish provides a flourish of bitter orange, biscuit, cracker, and spice flavors.

M: Light-to-medium in body and dryish. Carbonation is very active, imparting prickly, tingling sensations in the mouth.

O: A very solid, very respectable saison that is nicely styled and confidently executed.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 13:23:28 | More by mrfrancis
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-10-2014 15:59:09 | More by henryclay_
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-08-2014 04:29:18 | More by DerekMorgan
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-08-2014 01:55:42 | More by XmnwildX12
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earlholman

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-05-2014 14:07:48 | More by earlholman
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tigg924

Massachusetts

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

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, high carbonation, dark gold in color, cloudy

Smell: honey, apple, dark wheat, Belgian spices

Taste: honey, apple, dark wheat, Belgian spices

Mouthfeel: sweet start with a dry bitter finish, light bodied and high carbonation

Overall: An above average saison that has nice crisp bitterness and good dryness. The smell and look were excellent however. Worth a try but I have had better in the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 12:55:12 | More by tigg924
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a hazed light gold color with a white head slight lacing and alot of floaties
S-lemon and spice with light fruit yeast and funk
T-sweet and funky with notes of white fruit leather lemon and spice yeast and hops
M-lemon zest crisp and dry
O-delicious well represents the style nice barnyard fruity hoppy

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 21:41:12 | More by gatornation
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JayQue

Virginia

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

Good one!!! It has the yeast and the funk. That's what I want in a Saison. Pours a hazy honey/straw color into a pint glass. Good size delicately bubbly white head with good retention. A little spotty lacing on the glass.

Smell is orange, lemon zest and plenty of yest and a little barnyard funk.

Taste is more of the same. Good funky yeasty flavor with lemon zest and orange. A very good Saison taste.

Mouthfeel is tart and rich enough for the style.

Very impressive. I would gladly buy this one again.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 00:41:43 | More by JayQue
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xShoWTeKx

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-01-2014 05:09:20 | More by xShoWTeKx
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bruindre

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

04-30-2014 04:00:38 | More by bruindre
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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-29-2014 20:36:06 | More by atrocity
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timoteo833

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-27-2014 02:23:40 | More by timoteo833
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-26-2014 16:17:35 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

04-26-2014 01:32:09 | More by HollyHops
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JVan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-25-2014 13:19:26 | More by JVan
Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
88 out of 100 based on 714 ratings.