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Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Ratings: 819
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 73 | 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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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.

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.


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%

Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
88 out of 100 based on 819 ratings.