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Stateside Saison - Chardonnay Barrel Aged - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Stateside Saison - Chardonnay Barrel AgedStateside Saison - Chardonnay Barrel Aged

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Reviews: 57
Hads: 105
Avg: 4.19
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 42
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: timtim on 08-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 57 | Hads: 105
Photo of busterthecat
2.71/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A 11.2 oz bottle poured into wine glasses. $9.99 a bottle.

A- It's a gusher! quickly poured into glasses. It sits a bright opaque golden wheat hue. A good foamy white head that leaves sticky lacing.

S- lemon rhine, touch of acidic vinegar/ cleaning solution, hay & pepper. An interesting aroma.

T- Similar to aroma. The lemon rhine is mixed with some bitter grassy hops that leave a light bitterness. A slight tartness, but not a major character. There is a chardonnay character, but it seems like its misplaced.

M- light- medium bodied. Really dries out the palate. The bitter character of lemon rhine lingers.

O- Rather disappointed by this. Was hoping for something more similar to temptation, but was meet with a semi-tart bitter saison, which needed more time to have its flavors meld together.

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Photo of Ratman197
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of white wine, straw, lemon and oak. Mouthfeel was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of white wine, oak, straw and light citrus with a crisp dry lingering white wine finish.

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Photo of jeremy13586
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on 3/20/2012, reviewed from notes.

Has a light golden color with plenty of active bubbles. Poured in to a 25cl tulip glass which didn't yield too much of a head, but that's mainly because the bartender topped off the glass. The little bit of head that was formed was bone white and fluffy, and dissipated pretty fast. There was enough to leave some nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma was light and sweet. Tart grapes, citrus, and light oak came out as the beer warmed (it was served a little too cold for my liking). Semi-yeasty finish.

Refreshingly funky. Tart yeast is pretty dominant, but there is a very nice base sweetness with subtle oak.

Very crisp and fairly carbonated. Light body and and very drinkable.

I was expecting a bit more wine and oak characteristics, but this is one of the best saisons that I've had in a very long time.

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Photo of mindspin315
3.72/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out a good sized off white head. Lots of sediment with a hazy deep clear, and yellow body.

Faint funky aromas. Wet hay, white grape, toasted oak, vanilla, shaved pears, and apple skins. Big on the yeast esters here.

Lots of white wine qualities coming through in the flavors/feel. Finishes dry but delicate on the palate and doesn't over take it. Flavors of apple skin, nuttiness, green apple, white wine aged in oak, and lemon zest.

Flavors and feel glide along nicely. Noting overpowers the palate and at the same time everything is executed to a 'T'. Carbonation never becomes to sharp but is always quite noticeable and fades away quickly. The dryness was also very much expected with this being a combo of both a Saison and having it aged in Chardonnay barrels.


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Photo of Nashvillain
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great deep gold pour into glass, at least after the beer finished snaking. Finally settled down to quickly dissipating head, leaves small island of bubbles on beer, light ring of cabonation around outside.

Smell is amazing tartness, wild funk and light fruits with some sour grapes in the background. The grapes could be from the esthers and funk or the Chardonnay, smells like wine.

Taste is far more reserved than the smell, a light funk supported by spicy saison flavors. Finish is a little more funk with a light vinous tinge on the back end. Far more tame than I expected, I'd love a little more aggressiveness. Mouthfeel is well-carbonated and smooth.

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4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a bourbon snifter.

A: Poured a wonderful straw yellow, with a thick tan head that lingered in my glass till the end.

S: Very spicy with nice earthy undertones. As the beer warms more a strong brett character emerges and notes of the barnyard really start to come to life.

T: Hints of very spices at first, but again as the beer warms i do pick up on some soft vanilla notes with a bit of a white grape finish and almost a touch of watermelon bubble gum and melted brown sugar.

M: Light with just the right amount of carbonation that gives this brew a sharp/dry clean finish.

O: I have had some other StillWater beers including the non BA version of this one. By far this is the best and most complex beer i have had from them so far. Very well done!

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Photo of bpfishback
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle gushes when opened. Brett. added on purpose.

Orange tinted, pale in appearance. Some head that fades quickly, but if I swirl the glass it instantly develops more head.

Smells very nice, honey and pears mainly, slightly floral with some spice and brett. undertones. When smelling the empty glass I get some oak.

Taste is a little bit of brett at first,apple and pears, some grain sweetness, and then a good amount of bitterness on the finish, definitely stateside saison.

Mouthfeel is silky with a nice light body and finishes dry, high level of carbonation.

Overall I enjoyed this beer. it smells amazing, and the taste is up there with the smell. I'm a bit conflicted on whether or not the bitterness makes it less drinkable for me. This beer is something I will have to try again and again, really want to try it with some more age.

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Stateside Saison - Chardonnay Barrel Aged from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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