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Classique - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
88
very good

285 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 9
Gots: 20 | 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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tykechandler

Indiana

5/5  rDev +27.6%

06-19-2014 04:13:18 | More by tykechandler
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EdelweissDad

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

09-26-2013 20:09:56 | More by EdelweissDad
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random846

California

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

08-31-2013 01:52:41 | More by random846
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

07-08-2014 16:50:59 | More by trxxpaxxs
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Lob

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

08-23-2013 14:23:47 | More by Lob
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

4.66/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

Serving type: can

02-10-2014 14:31:01 | More by MusicaleMike
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dmachado

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-14-2014 17:48:09 | More by dmachado
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beerman999999

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

10-01-2013 00:55:46 | More by beerman999999
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Squidly

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-08-2014 02:01:41 | More by Squidly
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2013 22:51:20 | More by Thorpe429
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HazardousBrewer

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-17-2014 22:57:10 | More by HazardousBrewer
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

08-25-2013 20:31:30 | More by 2dogbrew
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

11-17-2013 17:29:05 | More by MacStinson
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

06-25-2014 06:01:46 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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Ross_Miller

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-11-2014 07:43:40 | More by Ross_Miller
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

11-30-2013 13:01:12 | More by touchmeimsac
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

11-04-2013 17:00:37 | More by fuzzcherry
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GTB

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

09-02-2013 16:13:47 | More by GTB
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mcphish22

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

10-31-2013 03:22:46 | More by mcphish22
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2014 02:46:03 | More by cpetrone84
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dar482

New York

4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Serving type: can

09-14-2013 06:44:04 | More by dar482
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wedge

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +13%
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.

Serving type: can

08-25-2013 19:55:49 | More by wedge
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had a pale yellow color and a hazy consistency. There was an inch of creamy, bright white, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A sweet, fruity, and enticing smell. Very nice.

T: Tasted of a good amount of fruit (bananas, especially), esters, a little malt, some spices, pepper, and the saison barnyard funk, though this wasn't as pronounced as it is in other beers. A lively and light flavor.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a dry finish. Light-bodied.

O: Yet another excellent saison from Stillwater. Exceptionally well done.

Serving type: can

08-25-2013 22:55:38 | More by avalon07
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elNopalero

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I was told this was brewed with rice and corn, as sort of a craft version/alternative to a macro brew. Not sure how accurate that was but it shaped my expectations and perceptions of the beer.
This pours a light yellow-gold in color. There’s a zesty aroma that’s full of lemony citrus notes.
I found it to be light bodied with a clear hoppy profile of citrus, dominated by all sorts of lemony notes. It’s tasty and could be an easy drinker, yet rewarding enough for those who are looking for more in their beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2013 23:03:29 | More by elNopalero
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larryi86

Delaware

4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can, canned 9/10/13, poured into a tulip

A- A slightly hazy golden color with a four finger white head.

S- Lemons, green apples, some funk, touch of cloves, sweet bread, very nice.

T- Slightly tart citrus/lemon upfront, some sweet malts, some funk in the finish with cracked black pepper and a little herbal bitterness, well balance with a nice amount of complexity.

M- Light, smooth, crisp.

O- Very easy to drink. Just another solid beer from Stillwater and I will be picking up more of this. I truly love everything about this beer, including the price, only $13 for a 6 pack!

Serving type: can

10-05-2013 19:47:13 | More by larryi86
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