Classique - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

390 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 15
Gots: 36 | 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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Reviews by Kendo:
Photo of Kendo
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the can into a Duvel tulip. Body is slightly hazy yellow with a 1-finger white head.

S: Lemony over cereal grains with a touch of wheat twang. Also a modestly earthy yeastiness.

T: First impression: it's light - which is not surprising for a beer that's just 4.5% ABV. Pretty much follows the nose, with cereal grains, lemony bitterness, some grassiness and a touch of tartness; reminds me of a yeasty pilsner, if that makes sense. . . . Finishes quite dry. Refreshing change of pace for the warmer months.

M: Lighter side of medium in heft; carbonation is fairly active.

O: Good stuff. Stillwater's Saisons have impressed me so far.

More User Reviews:
Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Guden
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Billolick
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce can, w/o freshness info.
Pours heavily hazed yellowy and dull in color. Nice looking fine and light near white head, goes to a film, thicker collar and quality looking strands and webs of fine lacing.

Spiced, perfumed, citric and tropical nose. nice

Sightly tart, brightly flavorful, with more citrus, lemon/lime comes to mind. Spicy, astringent and biting yeast and hop notes in the rear adding to the intrigue and complexity. Real nice stuff, fine summer kinda brew.

Would be great with all sorts of foods- cheeses, thai, spicy all candidates for pairings.

Photo of henryclay_
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1 inch head, high carbonation, straw yellow in color, clear

Smell: apple and hay

Taste: sweet apple, hay, lemon, slight banana

Mouthfeel: sweet start with funkiness, light bodied and high carbonation

Overall: A good saison. I like this a lot better than their Stateside Saison. Very light and crisp. A good warm weather sipping beer.

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of lostandwandering
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of sgn4779
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of pat61
4.51/5  rDev +16.2%

A slightly tart nose joined with light grains and a hint of fruit and lemon.
Pours very light effervescent hazy straw under a 2” white persistent foam cap that produces rich lace.
Palate: Citrusy fruit over light water cracker malt with an assertive grapefruit rind bitter accent on the finish. Bone dry with the lemony tartness and light fruit balancing the assertive bitterness.
Light, refreshing and effervescent – a perfect summer beer.

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of sourdog
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Canned(?) date stamped on the bottom of August(?) 2013.
Pours pale golden-yellow; hazy; very good head.

Aroma: banana, bubblegum, green tomato ... there's more, and in total it is much nicer than this mix sounds.

Flavor: some Belgian notes; like nose; no musk or funk.

Feel: very clean, especially for style

O: Another excellent canned beer.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a globe glass)

A- This beer pours a pale lemon yellow body that is hazy with a thick sticky snow white head of cream that has some nice lacing. There is a swirl of microbubbles billowing to the surface.

S- The hint of pils malt is followed by a soft lemon pith with some slight soapy qualities to it.

T- The dry grapefruit pith flavor is soft with some field corn hints to it and a dry finish that has some sulfur or pepper hints to it. It is a clean but dry finish.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a crisp fizz in the finish.

O- This is a nice looking beer and pretty taste but it is a bit dry with very little yeast profile to make it a session beer. Especially if price is a factor.

Photo of Brenden
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A brilliant gold, this Saison is bright and clear. A large, clean white head is heavy and rocky, a strong one nearly a full finger's height after peaking at two. Plenty of patching clings as it recedes.
This beer's overall profile is light but firm, with a gently musty, dusty earthiness and spices under an even base of pale malts with underlying floral and herbal notes, lemon zest gently adding to the depth in each sniff and each sip. A lightly dry, vinous sort of character is a major part of the character.
The feel is bright, crisp and clean in a light body with a strong carbonation that doesn't take away from the soft strength, but it does add a strong spritziness that, with the dryness, throws things off ever so slightly.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.12/5  rDev -19.6%

Poured from the twelve ounce can into a snifter.

A- Pale, foamy white head, sticky wall of lace. Body is cloudy, golden and shows brisk carbonation. 4

S- Lemony, sweet malt, floral aroma of lilies, peppery. 4

T- Floral, faint malt and grain flavors, tiny hints of honey. The lemony flavor emerges as it warms. 3

M- Sweet, light, mildly effervescent, and aggressively bitter at the finish. Dry like wine. 3.75

There are some decent traits to this beer, but the flavor really lacks. It's mostly faint and offers little to surprise or make note of. 3.12

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of tastybeer
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale glowing yellow in color with a very nice looking white cakey head on top. Lace has already started and retention is about a 1/4 inch high. Aroma is sweet, fruity, and creamy. Banana pudding, lemon, and spice... Flavor is spicy and floral with lemon candy. Very refreshing, fun beer. Mouthfeel is very smooth until gradually broken up by tiny tingly carbonation bubbles. Overall good stuff.

Photo of dmachado
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of seanthornton152
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Classique from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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