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Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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746 Ratings
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Ratings: 746
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 30
Gots: 62 | 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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Photo of russpowell
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed honey color with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Average pineapple & lacing

S: Breadyness, phenols & pineapple

T: Pineapple, lemons, & touch of dirt/mushrooms up front. Husky breadyness & more dirt as this warms, some golden delicious apples & grapefruit. Finiishes, grainy, fruitty, somewhat & crisp

MF: Light bodied, lively carbonation, nicely balanced

A very nice saison, not super wild about this brewery, but they haven't hit any klunkers either,Very easy to drink

russpowell, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of BeerTruck
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

BeerTruck, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of msarver16
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

msarver16, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of Gmann
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky honey straw color with a weakish pure white head that settles into a sparse cap.

The aroma is of a light lemony and tart apple. Some musty clove and hay like notes from the yeast. An overall floral scent. Not super strong but has good saison aromas.

The taste is sweet and lightly tart. A bready pale malt base is combined a flavorful yeast. Notes of floral honey provide some additional sweetness to the malt. Clove, pepper, and hay are provided by the yeast. There is some apple and lemon tartness. Good overall flavor.

Moderate bready feel with soft carbonation. Sweet on the palate with enough grassy bitterness to offset. A bit heavy for a saison, not as crisp.

A good saison in the dupont style. Not big and bold in the flavor but its good.

Gmann, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of HuaiDan
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

HuaiDan, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of LostHighway
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

LostHighway, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of OriolesFan1008
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

OriolesFan1008, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of daledeee
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yet another new beer to Iowa. A 750 ml bottle with nice artwork.

This beer poured possibly the largest head ever. Cloudy yellow with lots of bubbles. White meringe head.

Nose is hoppy an citrus. Absolutely true to the style.

Taste. Nice thick mouth feel with citrus and spice. Beautiful Belgian hops profile. A little earth in the finish and background. This beer is really close to what a saison should be. Really easy to drink. Great fresh taste.

daledeee, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev +1.8%

JohnQVD, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of DenverLogan
3.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Goldish color...significant lingering head and lace. Aroma of minerals, liquorice, yeast, funk, anise, herbs, spice & fruit. Flavor also has a tongue piecing bitterness. I'm not noticing big hops but there's some there! Minimum malt or sweetness. Rich but some roughness.

DenverLogan, May 27, 2012
Photo of mcphish22
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

mcphish22, May 26, 2012
Photo of nwatson
4/5  rDev +1.8%

nwatson, May 25, 2012
Photo of EricCioe
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

EricCioe, May 20, 2012
Photo of seyton
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

seyton, May 19, 2012
Photo of FreshHawk
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly cloudy straw gold with orange hues. Fairly large, light, fluffy, cloud like, white head. Typical for a saison. Good retention leaving a nice sticky lace.

S - Yeast aroma jumps out. There is a slight funk and a nice spice to the beer. Nice hoppy fruitiness with lemon zest leading the way along with some golden and stone fruit. A strong malt backbone (biscuit and breadiness).

T - Similar to the nose. Strong malt backbone throughout. A touch of funk starts out the beer. Spice and yeastiness are pretty strong throughout. Nice fruity hops (lemon leading the way again with some apricot, apple, and pear). A touch of herbal/floralness toward the finish.

M - Medium body with above average carbonation. Pretty dry with just a bit of a zest on the tongue that makes me want to drink some more.

D - Pretty easy to drink with loads of different flavors. It's nice and has me wanting some more although everything just doesn't quite meld together as well as I would like.

Notes: A nice saison. Touch of funk, plenty of yeast and nice hoppiness. I kept going back and forth from really liking it to kind of liking it. It just couldn't hurdle that bar into really liking it for some reason, but I'd like to try it again some time.

FreshHawk, May 19, 2012
Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +1.8%

zonker17, May 19, 2012
Photo of PorterBoy14
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

PorterBoy14, May 18, 2012
Photo of freduardo
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

freduardo, May 17, 2012
Photo of fmccormi
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Straight pour from 750ml pry-off bottle to a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass. Not bottle dating evident

Appearance (4.0): This gives a beauuutiful burnished gold hue in the body, with a decent chill haze—nothing chunky or floaty here, just gorgeous. The head is fine and white, starts at two fingers and dissipates reasonably slowly to just a haze on the top. Head is okay, but the body’s gorgeous.

Smell (4.0): Very nice aroma here, part white wine / part fresh herbs and ground spice. Very light coriander and white pepper, maybe. The vinous aroma is stronger than you’d expect, and it’s quite nice. Can’t imagine what one of the wine barrel-aged versions smells like.

Taste (4.0): Floral, moderately citrusy, good dose of spice (pepper, clove, rosemary, damn), lavender (which I love), and a moderate honey sweetness in the back. The citrus note is like orange and passion fruit. Some nice biscuit / fresh bread character underneath. There’s a lingering herbal note, too, like parsley, but it works. And then there’s that lingering white wine character again. Subtle, but it lasts in the finish.

Mouthfeel (5.0): Excellent, excellent mouthfeel: soft and effervescent, slightly tingly with the carbonation, medium-bodied and dry—this is basically perfect, in my mind.

Overall (4.0): This is a very pleasant saison, and I wish there were more like it. I like saisons that are full-flavored, but not overbearing. Hennepin is great, but it’s like a saison balls-to-the-wall. This is elegant. I like this. Very glad to have tried, and looking forward to grabbing some more (a lot more) Stillwater in the future, when I can.

fmccormi, May 15, 2012
Photo of jsnoek
4/5  rDev +1.8%

jsnoek, May 12, 2012
Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4/5  rDev +1.8%

ZethOfTheNorth, May 10, 2012
Photo of mattafett
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

mattafett, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of pinotboy007
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Beautiful, vigorous but puffy white head w/decent carbonation an off amber/gold/honey color w/some haze. Very nice.

S-Some limited barnyard funk mingled with fresh mowed hay and grass, with a citrus swing.

T-Nice, with a touch of Band Aid, grassy citrus and yeast.

M-Rich but not overly so with a bit of silkiness, too.

O-I'd buy it again - cool label with alcohol that's in check.

pinotboy007, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of bobv
4/5  rDev +1.8%

bobv, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of TheRuss9585
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

TheRuss9585, Apr 21, 2012
Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
88 out of 100 based on 746 ratings.