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Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Ratings: 757
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 63 | 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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rolltide8425, Jul 26, 2012
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brez8791, Jul 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

TimCasby, Jun 28, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a pretty hazy golden color with ample carbonation and 1.5" of eggshell white head. Retention and lacing are very nice.

Smell: Smells yeasty initially, with esters, some green apple and other pale fruits, and florals.

Taste: Bready and yeasty initially, with some pale fruit and florals following. Nice, well rounded taste. Nothing sticks out that much.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is fairly heavy for the style and not the crispest I've had. Not bad though. Overall, I liked this saison pretty well. It's not overly flavorful compared to many of the style, but there's nothing bad about it. I would definitely have this again as it is very easy drinking and pretty refreshing.

zhanson88, Jun 26, 2012
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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
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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

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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
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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
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

mcphish22, May 26, 2012
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nwatson, May 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
88 out of 100 based on 757 ratings.