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Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
88
very good

714 Ratings
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Ratings: 714
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 29
Gots: 51 | 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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alaimoa

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -23.7%

07-09-2013 00:23:26 | More by alaimoa
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 ml bottle with a foil top and rusted pry-off cap split and poured into a Bruery tulip.
6.8% ABV, no date.

Thanks to TheDTrain for choo-chooing this one over to my place!

A - Goldenrod and light apricot orange in color with a hazed-over clarity. After the gusher stopped spilling all over my legs, carpet, etc. it was topped by a loose white head in the glass. Good retention and patchy lace left behind.

S - Notes of lemon citrus and a unique spice aroma. Dusty dirt and clay with yeast is powerful. A very earthy nose with a pilsner malt backing and...maybe some coriander?

T - The different nuances all seem to blend together and get overshadowed by pesky carbonation. Very yeast-driven, it's got white pepper, coriander, earthy clay, and some citrus notes above the malt. Willamet hops provide an earthy backbone and finish to the yeast profile.

M - Extensively and annoyingly carbonated, it's got a bothersome champagne-like tickle in the mouth. Medium-light bodied and quite filling.

O - I'm struggling with this because a) it's way too carbonated and filling and b) it's overly yeasty. A solid attempt but it makes me weary of dropping the coin on their other offerings. Too earthy.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 22:33:50 | More by BeerFMAndy
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CHickman

New York

3.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours cloudy orange in color with a creamy 1 finger off white head that faded quickly and left great lacing; the lacing stuck to the glass and slid down very slowly.

Smells of funky yeast, sweet malt, coriander, pepper, light spices, cinnamon, allspice and citrus hops; it was quite a funky aroma that was almost too much.

Tastes like it smells, with funky yeast, sweet malt, coriander, pepper, light spices, cinnamon, allspice, citrus hops, sour fruit like grapefruit and a slight alcohol twang; a very funky beer overall.

Mouthfeel is crisp, light and airy, with very light carbonation, a light body and funky dry aftertaste.

A very tasty beer, but way too funky to be a session beer. A bold beer for those with an adventurous palate, but just not my cup of tea. I'm glad that I tried this, but I won't seek it out again.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2010 04:20:01 | More by CHickman
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DenverLogan

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 20:24:38 | More by DenverLogan
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A: Murky golden pour with a big fluffy white head. Lacing and head retention are excellent.

S: Pears and apples. Banana and cloves. A little bit of bread and some quite nice spicy pepper. Hint of citrus. Smell overall is surprisingly mild, otherwise it would have been a 4.5.

T: Taste is similar to the nose with some light citrus and apple flavors. Yeasty. Unfortunately about midway through there is some odd earthy funky taste that really disagrees with me. Kept trying it to see if I could get used to it but couldn't.

M: High carbonation keeps it fairly light. Quite drying.

O: Unfortunately I'm not a fan of funky beers so I couldn't rate it too highly here. I tried to be at least somewhat objective with my other ratings but this was over the top and I poured out most of it.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 03:20:05 | More by Dope
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spicelab

Australia

3.2/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

750mL bottle thanks to Lukie@IBS.

Cloudy apricot with an immense, fine bubbled and pillowy white head that falls fairly slowly with sparse lacing to a slightly raised ring.

Musty, floral nose with plenty of sour citrus, sweet malt and grassiness behind it. Dominant aromas of grapefruit and lemon pith with some pear and banana esters and everpresent but mild funkiness.

Sweeter initally, although there's still plenty of tart grapefruit, lemon and spicy phenolics. Green apple and wet hay join the esters from the nose.

Light to medium body with seriously busy carbonation that seems connected to a strangely unpleasant sour milk character. Lacks coherence and wrestles with the palate. Not a fan.

A huge Sasion fan, but this felt all over the shop to me. There's some promising elements but they seem to fight each other. Concur with a previous reviewer that there are some "off" elements.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 06:34:25 | More by spicelab
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

02-28-2014 14:52:09 | More by montrealbcr89
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tjsmith910

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

07-21-2013 02:22:57 | More by tjsmith910
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TeachChefs

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

11-09-2013 23:09:34 | More by TeachChefs
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

08-18-2013 15:05:19 | More by JTomczak
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

05-07-2013 20:03:13 | More by mklisz
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bird22

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

06-27-2013 17:50:12 | More by bird22
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chippo33

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

03-13-2013 23:31:17 | More by chippo33
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

09-06-2013 13:54:19 | More by DelicateDelirium
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

07-19-2012 21:58:22 | More by brez8791
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seanhug

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

07-24-2013 03:47:06 | More by seanhug
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bruindre

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

04-30-2014 04:00:38 | More by bruindre
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terence

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

10-30-2013 02:09:01 | More by terence
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DrBobPierce

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

07-13-2014 00:37:58 | More by DrBobPierce
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NCStateAE

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

12-31-2013 01:04:02 | More by NCStateAE
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Tone

Missouri

3.28/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of fresh malt, hint of hops, and slight yeast. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight pale malt, hops, and slight yeast. Overall, not complex, decent appearance and aroma.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 19:55:51 | More by Tone
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trevorjn06

Washington

3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As I open the cap I get worried... only a small whisp of carbonation ecscapes. It pours a nice orange that is crystal clear and has one finger of head that disapears quickly. No lacing.

Aroma is citrus (lemon) light black pepper and some pilsner malt. Some apricot and yeastiness are evident. The yeast is obviously WY3711.

Taste is quite fruity and mildly spicy. There is a hint of toastiness, light malts and a fruity yeast character. Toward the finish apricots, pears and hop bitterness dominate. Fairly acrid overall.

Mouthfeel is medium/light bodied with medium/high carbonation.

Overall this beer is good and fairly well crafted but falls flat of many examples I have tried that posses much more rustic character, more fruity yeast notes and much higher carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 14:07:33 | More by trevorjn06
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Capone's in Norristown (6/19/2010). Review from notes. Served in an extremely odd looking Kastell glass.

Liquid is a copper color with a thin head and passively calm carbonation. Lacing shows initially, but passes within seconds. Beer is so unmuddled that it's nearly translucent. I expected at least a touch of murkiness.

The aroma is faint, but hints of basement musk eventually surface. There's also some spicing, like a melange of dried fruit and ginger.

The flavor is tart with a mild funkiness. The opening seems a bit subdued, but the ending has a nice musky bite that is reminiscent of brie or an old sweat-sock (this isn't detrimental).

I did expect more spice notes and the "brett" flavor does take center stage, but for a one-trick pony, it does have a nice trick. It can also be quite refreshing, which is nice on a 90 degree day.

As it warms, more and more barnyard musk seeps in, which makes for an interesting, if not particularly ground-breaking, brew.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2010 14:45:19 | More by deapokid
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mdfb79

New York

3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ML bottle into my Duvel tulip.

a - Pours a light orange/golden color with light carbonation evident. 3+ fingers of white head with great retention.

s - Smells of orange, citrus, apples, yeast, and spices.

t - Tastes heavily of spices. Also some bready malts, but not much else. No fruit or citrus hops like in the smell. A bit disappointing.

m - Light to medium body with low carbonation. Has a watery feel to it and a dry finish.

d - A decent saison but nothing special. I thought it had a nice smell to it, but not much to the taste or mouthfeel. Not bad at all and very drinkable, but nothing special and I wouldn't look to try again.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2010 23:35:25 | More by mdfb79
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

(Served in a tulip)

A- This beer pours a slightly hazy deep golden yellow body with a creamy beige head that last a good bit. There are tiny strands of carbonation that trail to the surface.

S- The dry buttery diacetyl aroma takes on a sweat sock quality as the beer warms and blends into a pear and apricot aroma in the finish.

T- The pear and apricot estery flavor has a soft diacetyl buttery note and a pleasant soft white cheese rind and saison yeast flavor to it. There are some grapefruit pith notes and a peppery hops bite in the finish that has a butter hint that lingers.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a creamy texture in the finish.

O- Lots of pear and buttery flavors that dominate this beer. The fruity esters and saison yeast blend well together but they are not strong enough for the diacetyl that takes over. As the beer warms there is a nice pear and cottage cheese flavor underneath with the yeast and fruit.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2011 14:37:08 | More by rhoadsrage
Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
88 out of 100 based on 714 ratings.