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Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
88
very good

811 Ratings
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Ratings: 811
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 73 | FT: 3
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:
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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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%

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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.

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

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Poured a golden orange color with a small white cap of head that retained well and left a bit of soapy lacing. Floral aroma, spicy yeast. Taste is a bit mild and subdued, but crisp and flavorful, with notes of spicy yeast, white grapes, citrus zest, and floral hops that keep the bitterness in check; minimal funk. Crisp, light-medium mouthfeel, and very easily drinkable. Nice.

Photo of faernt
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I admit to Saison as being one of my favorite styles. I've been drinking it since DuPont and Silly were the about the only available versions to find here in the Chicago area. I bought this bottle on the recommendation of the beer guys in at Binny's South Loop.

So

This stuff is GOOD!

The guys told me they held it in high regard. Since I knew that this was not the last time we'd be discussing beer...I took their advice. It poured with a wheaty head that clung to the sides of the burgundy glass that I chose for the glass of the evening. The nose had a soapy tartness that was appealing and off-putting at the same time. Good perfume usually does the same thing.

Then I tasted it...and I've had quite a few versions of this style...and my eyes opened. This flavor was big! It's not too sweet...even though sweetness is part of the initial experience. It kicked in four flavors at once. I haven't had that many beers that have done that. (Hair of the Dog). The body of the beer was big...I think it's necessary to have a big body to deliver all four flavors at once ...Botero...
It coated my tongue and I have the pleasure of still drinking some now.

Based upon this beer I'll buy and try all the other Stillwaters on the shelf. Still waters do run deep. Gypsy brewing seems to be the domaine of the obsessed...thank you.

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of mactrail
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Quite a beautiful beer in the big New Belgium snifter. Pours a hazy golden amber with great frothy legs. Not a lot of fragrance but some nose of malt and apples. Great mouthfeel with a creamy carbonation and rich body.

Some sweetness is quite noticeable at first sip. The yeasty flavors add to the fun, along with some bitterness of the Belgian funky sort. Hops are not really apparent, but there is a nice edge to the maltiness. Another nice feature is the big fruity tanginess-- not too dry, and not too acidic. A touch of orange rind. A great beer that make the Saison such an interesting style.

Photo of ferrari29
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of SPRichard
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of bump8628
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of MaineMike
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of IrishColonial
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of KDawg
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
88 out of 100 based on 811 ratings.