Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Ratings: 795
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 70 | 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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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a tulip from a 750ml bottle. Pours a very light gold color that is clear as well. There is a very frothy and big head

very citrus based aromas of papaya, navel oranges, spices and lemons.

medium bodied with very good flavors of lemons, floral and oranges. There is maybe a bit too much carbonation on this but the feel is very good

A very good saison. Very citrus based as opposed to funky. Smooth with a good feel, this is very enjoyable

Photo of warnerry
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased 7/2011, but no bottle date. Poured into a tulip.

A - A slow pour yields four fingers of off-white head on top of a clear slightly orange golden brown with nice carbonation rising. Head has great retention and leaves some lacing, but less than I would have thought.

S - Mix of fruit and earthy funk with apples, pears and a bit if white grape. Also very floral.

T - Taste is a bit heavy on the sweet/floral initially, but fruits and earthy funk eventually come through. Also a subtle tartness. Finish is dry and earthy. Enjoyable.

M - Medium mouthfeel with nice carbonation and a dry earthy finish.

O - For the pricepoint, there are better and cheaper saison, but I enjoyed his and would have it again.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Poured from a 750ml beautiful bottle into an Allagash Cervoise Footed Glass. Pours a cloudy ochre with a huge white billowy head. Beautiful beer!!

The nose has excellent earthiness to it. A real funky, old earth smell is the best way I can describe it. There is also a large presence of lemon zest.

The taste is similar to the nose with the funkiness and a larger presence of the lemon zest. Slight tart notes play along well with the lemony funkiness of the brew.

The mouth feel compliments the beer very well. While the carbonation is definitely there it does not overwhelm the beer in the least. Really enjoyable.

This beer is not only an excellent example of the style but just an all-around excellent beer. Stillwater is knocking it out of the park regularly. So happy I can purchase their beer.

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

A - Pours a medium golden orange color with a massive and billowing white mountain of foam, carbonation is sprightly and substantial...looks absolutely awesom in the tulip glass!

S - Earthy, dry musty, hay, light peppery phenols, and some sour funk.

T - Apples, white grapes, hay, slightly earthy, and a slightly sour and twangy funk at the end of the sip. The malt is Belgian-like light and crackery with the heavy carbonation adding a crisp ending on the tongue before subsiding to a smooth feel and finish.

M - Awesome amount of prickly carbonation and perfect for the style, light medium body, and a mild alcohol effervesence.

O - I really enjoyed this beer and will buy another bottle soon. This has been sitting in my beer fridge for a few months and no telling how long it was on the shelf prior to that. Regardless, the beer has held up quite well. Worth a try if you're a fan of Saisons.

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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice orangey colour, mostly opaque with lots of cloud. Off-white head, nice and dense with decent lace. Looks good.

Smells quite Belgian. Sweet but a lot of spice - fairly musty with a hint of funk, cardamom and turmeric as well that gets almost stifling - to an extent. The fruity apricot and peach notes come through underneath. Some mild leathery notes and some pine needle resin as well. Nice, and interesting.

Taste is not quite what I expected. Very nutty actually, with pine nuts and almonds dominating the assault. Plenty of caramel malt with a red toffee character, a hint of honey and a slight whisper of chocolate at the back. Spicy yeast notes take over the finish, with a hint of pepper, fennel and coriander. Yeah, malty and nutty on the front that becomes very dry and spicy on the back. Can't say I'm totally blown away, but it's certainly a very pleasant drop.

Bit sizzly, from carbonation and possibly the yeast as well - maybe a bit hot from booze at back? Body is alright, but not enough to totally cover.

Interesting beer, lots of talking points but also the sweetness lends this a drinkability that the yeast mars at times.

Photo of tlazaroff
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark haystack yellow with a bright white head that is foamy like a cloud. It's opaque, little hazy.

S: There is some fruit after you get past that leather shoe-strap scent. And don't get me wrong, that leather-like aroma is wonderful. The phenols are nice and blend well with that sweeter malty background.

T: Upfront there is a nice sweetness, similar to the nougat of a chocolate candy. There is a somewhat peppery taste that comes in on the mid palate and it finishes with some funky yeast characters. Bitterness is solid, and not overpowering - it's a great beer.

M: This one is highly carbonated - the head sticks around throughout the entire experience. It has a medium to medium full body which coats the palate and doesn't dry it out.

D: Highly drinkable, yet strong at the same time. This is a beer that I want to share with friends who have yet to experience the wonderfulness of Saison.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
88 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.