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Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Ratings: 825
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 30
Gots: 76 | FT: 3
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Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: callmemickey on 03-31-2010

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.
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Ratings: 825 | Reviews: 286
Photo of DrewShal9
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Larry!
A: a hazy peachy orange body with a white head that fizzes to only a quarter of an inch left. Thin lace left.
S: bready, malty, musky, pear and spicy pepper.
T: spicy black pepper, a hint of sweetness, fruits, bready malt, and finishing with more fruit like melons?
M: drying yet leaving the tongue watering and yearning for more.
O: not bad at all and definitely a beer I want to revisit again when it's fresh. This bottle was at least 5 months old.

Photo of sneth019
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of ArrogantBastage
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into Ommegang Flute

A: Pours a very hazy deep amber topped with a rocky head. head dissipates very quickly to a thin ring that remains for the remainder of the drink. There is some slight lacing.

S: Saltine crackers, pears, spicy phenols and dusty yeast.

T: Crackery malt, pears, and spicy phenols dominate the taste followed by a nice crisp dryness and lingering bitterness.

M: Light bodied with a lot of prickly carbonation.

D: Easy drinking brew and definitely easy to have more than one in an afternoon/evening. One of my favorite saisons and recommended to those that like saisons.

Photo of chrispoint
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of wedge
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ Busy Bee

Foggy gold with a thin, creamy white head. Floral, sweet, mildly phenolic aroma...grassy lemon, pear, and peppery spice. Tastes sweet and floral; creamy with some grain and light zesty citrus. Belgian yeast nails the Saison profile. Medium-light and drying in the mouth. I'm a satisfied customer. I've heard good things about Stillwater, so I'm glad I finally got around to trying one of their beers. They certainly seem to be able to pull off the style in an authentic way.

Photo of Lolli1315
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Golden yellow in color with a decent amount of haze in the body. A billowing white bubbly head appears before relinquishing its size to something more manageable. That being said, the head stays around with sticky lacing on the side of the glass.

S- Some ripe fruits with pear and banana lurking beneath. Spicy phenols emerge with some esters throughout the beer. The end becomes a little musty that feels accentuated by the spicy phenols.

T- A sweet malt beginning that has some bread and biscuit in the taste. The middle develops into slight fruit with the pear and banana once again coming to the forefront. Towards the end the beer starts to dry out with some spicy phenols and a slight bitterness accompanying it.

M- Medium bodied with a sweet start that becomes dry int he finish. I would prefer a saison that is a little drier, but still enjoyable.

O- Good first beer from Stillwater. If the beer was slightly drier I think it would make this go a little further. Nonetheless, a great beer.

Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of snowghetto
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Bendurgin
2.78/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a tulip. This one pours a hazy golden honey color with about two inches of fluffy white head that settles. A little bit of spotty lace with a solid cap retaining.

Slightly fruity peppery yeast with a little bit of a butter aroma. Dry barnyard aromas. A distinct raspberry aroma lingers. Dirty yeasty flavors with white pepper. Lots of overbearing funk here. Dry with bitter hops rounding this out.

Explosive carbonation here with a light body and an uncomfortable lingering feel. Overall this one is a disappointment. My least favorite of the stillwater offering so far. It really doesn't come together and has some off flavors.

Photo of soriondee
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Second time trying this on tap at the blue monk....

The beer pours a clear amber with an initially dense white head. The head falls flat but he beer doesn't. Smelling this beer leaves me unsatisfied, but I'm willing to blame a certain amount on it being served too cold. The taste paints a different picture. There is an incredible sweetness - bitterness interplay, followed by bold yeast character. The beer is paired with some fatty duck fries...excellent mouthfeel. The bitter aftertaste is not characteristic of most saisons, but it's a nice addition. It's worth trying and a great bar drink.

Photo of jdhilt
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Will pour (without trying) a five+ finger thick cream head that takes forever to fade, leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color, some yeast left in bottle. Strong carbonation and medium bodied. Light fruit and hay nose, flavor is light sweet citrus, some yeast, ABV is hidden. Decent saison, not sour like a lot of them. (gift) 750ml bottle from Madden Beverage Saco, Me.

Photo of jono311
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance is cloudy straw color with a decent white head.

smell is very herbaceous, like fresh cut grass

Taste clean lemony flavors followed by a good kick of spiciness and a enough bitterness to produce a dry and clean finish.

mouthfeel- a little on the thin side despite being on cask but it complimented the easy drinking refreshing quality of this beer.

Overall - a solid saison, just enough spice and hops to keep it interesting. Very refreshing and the perfectly easy drinking summer kind of beer.

Photo of jskennedy
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at the Davis Beer Shoppe
Translucent burnt orange, autumn leaves
Smells like saison yeast and alcohol, shortbread (buttery cookies)
Heavy carbonation in mouth, but low foam when poured into snifter
Tastes like honey nut cheerios, and straw/hay (although I have never tried straw or hay)
Good balance between yeast, alcohol, honey, and other notes
When it warmed up it had a bitter aftertaste

This was a solid saison.

I’ll have another.

Photo of stevegregg
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of hopsandstouts
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber from some expensive NY place at $14. A farmhouse ale without the farm, nothing funky at all in the aroma. A tasty ale, overcarbonated but still fairly tasty and drinkable. Some orange citrus, some cola, all within some nondescript saison ingredients. Dark coloured with small white head.

Photo of Lantern
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of bconsidine
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of youradhere
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of htrae2014
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This takes a little while to pour, as incredible levels of carbonation create about a 2-inch cap of eggshell-white head. This leaves a solid wall of lace for about the first inch, and then cobweb-like lace after that.

Aroma of warm alcohol, herbes du provence, coriander, and clove. A definite malted wheat character is also evident. The flavor brings on fresh grassy hops, earthy notes, and a cracker-y crispness. Extremely dry in the finish, this is a winner in my book. The only real problem that I have is that the phenolic spices fade on the palate. Regardless, I would get this again.

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Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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