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Harvest Saison (G-13) - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Harvest Saison (G-13)
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BA SCORE
87
very good

14 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 10-09-2011)
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brbrocc

New York

3/5  rDev -25.4%

10-24-2012 01:25:40 | More by brbrocc
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larbush

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-24-2012 01:19:57 | More by larbush
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jdense

Oregon

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Apex PDX Spring Fling, many Saisons/Farmhouse beers, 3.11.12 $4.50 for 12 oz pour.

Burnished amber clear body, off-white head, medium dissipation with good lacing. The cedar is prevalent in the nose once the beer fully warmed, honey sweetness and spicy hops to balance the wood. Taste mirrors nose, though the cedar is pretty subtle until the beer fully warms, and certainly noticeable in the finish, medium effervescence. Another fine offering from this stellar brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2012 16:54:31 | More by jdense
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-05-2012 18:05:54 | More by Rickythejeweler
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-15-2011 18:09:31 | More by IrishColonial
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-29-2011 01:26:33 | More by bigfnjoe
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John_M

Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hard to know if this is the correct beer I'm trying, but it's not listed as the citra or citra/summit version, so I assume....

The beer pours a slightly hazy, honey gold color with pretty good head retention and light lacing. The nose is attracive, as I pick up cherry, considerable orange citrus and some underlying clove and spice. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this delicious beer, and I'm impressed by how well the spiced, honey flavors intermix with the hoppy bitterness this beer. This is just delicious. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, clove and bitter finish. The beer starts off as if it will have some sweetness (which I guess it does), but the spice and hoppy bitterness do a great job balancing and countering that sweetness.

Just an all around excellent beer... I wish these harvest beers from Stillwater were around all the time.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2011 18:55:59 | More by John_M
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THECPJ

Delaware

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-17-2011 23:56:00 | More by THECPJ
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-15-2011 21:13:01 | More by bmur112
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my 2300th review on beeradvocate.com. Yay!

Beer on tap at Max's. Beer is yellow, hazy with a big white head of small and medium bubbles, decent retention, nice lacing, looks nice.

Aroma is sweet with a strong yeast based bitterness in there.

Beer is thin and light on the palate, creamy with a great mid palate sweetness, yeast bouquet and an overall mild bitterness on the finish. The finish is a little dry but very nice overall. I'd have this again for sure, a great little saison from Brian.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2011 17:19:55 | More by drabmuh
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CHickman

New York

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Cannibal in NYC; pours cloudy orange with a creamy 1 finger off white head that faded very slowly that left great lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of sweet malt, yeast, orange peel, coriander, citrus and light spices like pepper. Nose was not very funky as I expected it to be, and was actually earthy. Simple, yet enjoyable.

Tastes of sweet malt, coriander, yeast (very light funk), orange peel, lemon, citrus hops, wheat, caramel, brown sugar, flowers, spices and light alcohol; it was sweeter than expected and not very funky at all for a Saison.

Creamy smooth mouthfeel, with light carbonation, a medium body and a slick overall feel. Highly drinkable and very enjoyable, the only negative aspect of it was the steep $11 price for it, which was out of line for what I perceived as just an above average beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2011 04:51:04 | More by CHickman
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oline73

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Max's. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orangish yellow with a layer of white head that goes away quickly.

Smell: Belgian spice with some light, sweet malt and citrus notes.

Taste: Crisp with a lot of Belgian spice. There are some fruity citrus notes in with the spice. The finish is bitter and hoppy.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer more when it was dry hopped. The mix of bitterness and spice was just ok.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2011 22:41:14 | More by oline73
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's for the Stillwater BBW event.

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a quickly dissipating white head. Non-existent retention and lacing. Light citrus and spice saison aroma with fresh, wet Citra hops and mild cedar/wood. Interesting blend of pepper and citra sweetness through the body, though not as hoppy or sweet as the nose; pepper, yeast and wood dominate the flavor. Pleasantly bitter and dry, a nice fall saison.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2011 22:31:48 | More by yourefragile
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Max's during today's Stillwater event. The event page says this beer is wet hopped, dry hopped, and aged on Cedar planks. Served in a cervoise.

Pours a slightly hazy yellow-straw color with a very short white head and no real lacing or anything else on the way down. The nose brings bright, fresh Citra hops with a bit of that fresh-hop "green" character. Faint earth and a bit of wheat. Light spice. The flavor really hits the perfect level of Citra hops and adds a bit of wheat and white pepper. Good bitterness and a dry finish. Light body. Simply excellent.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2011 20:02:51 | More by Thorpe429
Harvest Saison (G-13) from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
87 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.