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Classique - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

339 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 12
Gots: 30 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 03-13-2013)
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12 oz can into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw color. The head is a finger high, and white in shade. And yikes, is the head ever scraggly-looking. Retention isn't horrible, though. Not a pretty beer, not at all. (2.25)

Smell: There's a good level of spiciness here. Aside from the black pepper notes, there are also elements of lemongrass, cream, and sesame seed. A touch of grassy hoppiness comes through, as well. At least on the nose, it smacks of a successful grisette. (3.5)

Taste: Initially, a lemongrass flavor envelops the palate. Eventually, it will finish with spicy, herbal, and even minty notes. It's strange, yeah, but it's also somewhat deep. For a bone-dry, 4.5% saison, that's damn near miraculous. Still, not all of the notes fully work (sometimes the back end is too minty). (3.5)

Mouthfeel: This is quite light in feel, fitting well with its bone-dry finish. Despite the dryness, the finish is extremely long, and almost contemplative. There's a lot of carbonation here too. Definitely a refreshing beer after everything else is considered. (3.5)

Overall: It's not often one finds a beer like this in six-pack cans. Calling it a postmodern beer may be a load of hipster baloney, but this is a solid grisette beer regardless. (3.5)

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Classique from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
87 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.