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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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random846, Aug 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

trxxpaxxs, Jul 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Lob, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of MusicaleMike
4.66/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from the can into willi becher pint glass. A truly remarkable looking beer, with very lively carbonation rising through the hazy golden body to support a massive dome of creamy white head. It drops to form some beautiful columns and crags, leaving webbed lacing on the side of the glass. It would be hard to improve the look of this beer.

The aroma is clearly Saison-esque. Cracker malts, light green apple skins, white plum nectarine, with an herbal hop aroma.

Very full flavored for a session beer! Very dry throughout, with a light to medium strength hop bitterness, and a light sour cereal grain finish. Notes of fresh herbs, lemon, nectarine fruitiness (minus the sweetness) and cracker-like malts on the palate. Carbonation is very active, with a lighter body beer. Dry, effervescent.

This is a drinkable saison, with a lowish alcohol content and robust amount of flavor and character. It's a perfect anytime beer, and would likely pair very well with any number of food dishes. It is hard to beat this beer.

MusicaleMike, Feb 10, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +19.6%

Dur921, Aug 27, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +19.6%

Draven11, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

dmachado, Apr 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

beerman999999, Oct 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Squidly, Jan 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso in Old Town during the Stillwater tap takeover event. Pours a somewhat cloudy pale yellow color. Nice nose with a bit of corn and wheat alongside a mild take of saison spice. Floral, spicy, hay. Flavor is similar with a smooth bitterness. Tastes like young Premium. Really nice and will be an amazing warm weather beer.

EDIT: Have had cases of the cans of this. Absolutely love it. Great balance of hops and yeast. Earthy and mild citrus. Great bitterness level. Bumping up all scores.

Thorpe429, Mar 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

mcphish22, Oct 31, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The pour is a pale yellow, transparent with a creamy tight white head. Nose is super floral, loads of hops and a nice clean grain bill to balance. Taste is so easy to drink, lots of floral hops and nice smooth grain bill. High carb, tight, dry. Excellent.

cpetrone84, Feb 13, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a hazy golden yellow with a fluffy white.

The aroma is wonderful of lemon peel, pear, apple fruitiness, a bit of wheat, some biscuit gentle malt, along with some of that saison funk.

The flavor follows with some lemon and fruity notes, and them a biscuit malt, but then the finish just has this huge amount of drying and lots of floral and grassiness in there.

The body is light with a good amount of carbonation.

A really wonderful saison that has a good amount of complexity and that huge drying and finish is really exciting.

Tasting Notes: This was perfect with spicy and oily food. The drying on the end just cleans all that up wonderful and it really accentuates the drying and grass notes on the end.

dar482, Sep 14, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy straw with a big, slowly deflating head of airy foam. Delicate floral, spicy, grassy aromas meld with dried banana and apricot esters and float over a lightly sweet, pale grain base. Crisp, peppery, hoppy flavor upfront leading to some citrus oils, herbs, and slight cracker-like malts. Extremely refreshing, snappy, light body. This is right up my alley tonight. I'm going to grab another six pack of this for Labor Day weekend camping. You could alternate this with a nice, hoppy Pils and not miss a beat.

wedge, Aug 25, 2013
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Classique from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
87 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.