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A Saison Darkly (Import Series Vol. 2) - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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A Saison Darkly (Import Series Vol. 2)A Saison Darkly (Import Series Vol. 2)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

280 Ratings
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 19
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at Huisbrouwerij Sint Canarus in Deinze-Gottem, Belgium with Dr. Canarus. This black saison carries qualities similar to a stout with light roast and burnt sugar flavors, spiced with Rose Hips, Hibiscus, & Schisandra berries.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Stillwater A Saison Darkly has a thin, cream-colored head, a dark brown appearance, some bubbles, and pretty much no lacing left behind. The aroma is of a spice basket or potpourri, that one would purchase at a gift store. Taste is of spiced, brown bread, dark (but, not burnt) malt, essentially no bitterness, and zero alcohol detected. Mouthfeel is full, and Stillwater A Saison Darkly finishes semi-dry and not difficult to drink, although it is certainly a sipper, rather than a gulper.

RJT

Photo of mothman
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Malty dark dried fruit – fig to date – dominate the nose. the beer ours brilliant deep chestnut with a 1” off-white foam cap.
The palate is big and fruity with dark dried fruits predominating over background grain flavors.
The beer is very creamy with a medium full body and medium high carbonation.

Photo of Mikus
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a pitch black color into my snifter, with a halo of scarlet around the edges in the light. About 1mm of rose-tinted head that hung around. Funky and floral aromas, bright and fresh nose but a bit muddled with everything going on. Super balanced and complex flavors, hint of alcohol on the back end. Great hints of cocoa and spices in and out. Super velvety and nice mouthfeel. Loved it. The wife kept trying to take it away from me...

Photo of Pug
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of Kgoldsbe
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Rose Hips, Hibiscus, Scisandra berries Amazingly spiced! Hibiscus adds refreshing mountain forest type of quality.

Photo of Sspeer1
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of bobv
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of killcore
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of WreckedPalate
4/5  rDev +2.3%

This was a shock to me, I hate Saisons normally. This one stands out, i get the berry in it and an obvious but not over done floral character to it that adds a unique but once again subtle aroma, obviously from the rose hips and hibiscus. The flavors, I get a dark or maybe burnt sugar and caramel note, Berry presence, I taste the rose hips, has a couple stout like attributes in the body of it and the flavors. Damn, is it smooth too, dangerously easy to drink, light but present carbonation.
Overall, not normally my thing, but I really enjoyed this. I will go get some for myself now!

Photo of Mike-Harms
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of AK2pointo
4.72/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of sd123
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of csnyder83
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Flip_Smash
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mscudder
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of CDCNAM
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

A Saison Darkly (Import Series Vol. 2) from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
88 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.