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Classique - Stillwater Artisanal Ales


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very good

217 Ratings

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.21%

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 minterro:
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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought from Colorado Liquor Mart a little while back.

Poured into a odd goblet I have.

Hazy yellow semi-lively colored beer. pours about two fingers of fizzy white head when pour without vigor. Musty, grassy, spicy, earthy notes are the main components of the aroma. There are some slight citrus (lemon) and fruity (peach) tones in there as well.

T&M: Pretty complex stuff going on in the taste. The fast fade in bitterness really caught me off guard. The finish appear to be surprisingly bitter, but as soon as that taste appears its fades away to a very mild, non-dry clean finish (that you normally don't get with beer this yeasty). On the heavy side of carbonation, light body.

Overall: Another great beer from Stillwater. I really should buy a ton of their stuff and try it back to back, because their beers seem to have a general theme, but are at the same time have their unique characteristics.

Serving type: can

01-10-2014 04:15:35 | More by minterro
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-19-2014 22:47:01 | More by BellsFan
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South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: can

04-18-2014 03:28:09 | More by chinchill
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-18-2014 01:10:37 | More by ElGallo
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

04-17-2014 22:57:10 | More by HazardousBrewer
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-17-2014 22:15:03 | More by Dreamer
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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice shiny filtered lemon colour. Good head/lacing.

Nose is light banana phenols, lemon sherbet, subtle bite of pine and a little pear.

Taste is lemon, bit of pear, bit of the banana phenols. Strong and persistent bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is a lot about a mineral-y pear character. Decent body for the ABV and competitive carbonation.

Very solid "table" beer. Hop character evoked Sorachi Ace for me, and there's enough evidence Sorachi Ace works well with farmhouse beers by now.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 06:10:32 | More by danieelol
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-16-2014 23:49:50 | More by fehrminator
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4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pleasantly surprised to have found the ideal warm weather beer (in theory) for me. A sessionable saison in six packs of cans? Shit. High expectations going in, within reason. I was hoping for something better than Victory Swing but obviously not DuPont.

A: Hard to say because I drank from the can, but cloudy for sure which is one of my biggest gripes with Victory Swing. An unfiltered saison to me feels like heresy.

S: Yeasty, spicy, and fruity. Smells real good.

T: Reminds me of Victory Swing to an extent BUT slightly more balanced and nuanced, but still very clove/pepper heavy with some nice Belgian character.

M: This is what, in my opinion, makes this beer so great. Despite it being what I'd consider a session saison, the mouthfeel and carbonation are spot on and it's tough to tell you're drinking something under 5%. Awesome

O: Coming into this with high expectations, I must say I'm impressed overall. For a $11 sixer, I need good reason to buy something like that frequently and, honestly, I can see myself buying this very frequently as summer approaches. Highly recommended.

Serving type: can

04-16-2014 01:39:47 | More by BTVflatlander
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-16-2014 01:10:04 | More by hoppymcgee
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-15-2014 04:29:16 | More by aasher
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

04-14-2014 17:48:09 | More by dmachado
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South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

04-13-2014 15:51:21 | More by Azeotrope
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3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can picked up at the COOP a month back.. pours clear straw golden.. white head with flecks in the pillow.

Big phenolic bubblegum and minor clove and peppercorn.. white wheat.. green apple esters.

Flavor is nicely done with the lower ABV... clovey phenols and grassy/lemon hops mesh a fermented out pale malt essence..

big carbonation.. still pretty drinkable... The low ABV is special, I would like to see this more often in the coolers.


Serving type: can

04-11-2014 06:23:18 | More by JohnGalt1
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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2.73/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Pours yellow with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows some Belgian yeast, some farmhouse funky notes, soft vegetal hints and banana.
Some of the Belgian and farmhouse notes remain as flavours along with a corn note and apple characters.
Carbonation is a bit excessive.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 05:59:12 | More by CrazyDavros
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Classique from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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