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Classique - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
88
very good

286 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 286
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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largadeer

California

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

09-14-2013 19:48:40 | More by largadeer
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TheTrevor

New York

2.56/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

The can says "Postmodern beer". I can't tell if these guys have their tongues firmly planted in their cheeks or are gigantic douchebags. It poured a cloudy yellow with a big fluffy white head. The smell is some grassy hops and a bit of citrus. The taste is dominated by the hops. It's piney and grassy, very little malt sweetness to offset. The astringency of it lingers on the palate. The mouthfeel is pretty aggressively carbonated. I dunno, I was hoping for something a little more. Thoroughly underwhelming.

Serving type: can

07-26-2014 22:44:54 | More by TheTrevor
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CrazyDavros

Australia

2.73/5  rDev -30.4%
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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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-30-2014 07:00:25 | More by GRG1313
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Rick778

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

04-12-2014 20:13:15 | More by Rick778
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sirsteve42

New York

3/5  rDev -23.5%

11-01-2013 00:37:56 | More by sirsteve42
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blmar311

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -23.5%

09-08-2013 03:30:51 | More by blmar311
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mactrail

Washington

3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Attractive pale golden with barely a haze. Plenty of foam in the squat Blanche de Bruges chalice with lacing to the last. Faint aroma with a little grain in the nose. Quite bitter from the start along with the yeasty taste. More of an austere Witbier than a Farmhouse.

This is a beer that definitely needs food to go with it. It is so bitter after a few sips that it tastes like some new fiendish hop with all the aromatics boiled out of it. Muddy aftertaste and on the harsh side. I'm beginning to give up on Stillwater after a couple promising beers a couple years ago. From the 12 oz can purchased at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

Serving type: can

10-21-2013 05:14:11 | More by mactrail
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

04-13-2014 03:45:30 | More by Loveyourbeer
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seanthornton152

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

04-02-2014 04:16:40 | More by seanthornton152
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david18

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

03-08-2014 15:07:12 | More by david18
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Rosquin

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

10-08-2013 17:43:43 | More by Rosquin
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MrBoh

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

09-15-2013 06:50:01 | More by MrBoh
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Azeotrope

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

04-13-2014 15:51:21 | More by Azeotrope
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

12-16-2013 14:41:13 | More by xnicknj
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jjboesen

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

03-24-2014 00:29:39 | More by jjboesen
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a bright golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is very mild, some lemons, malts. Taste is a bit unusual for the style. Lots of lemons, tart, some yeast, fruits. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

Serving type: can

11-27-2013 07:34:53 | More by tone77
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Brilliant and bright golden coloring with a frothy and light marangue for a head. The retention was impressive and the lacing thick.

The nose is sweet and aromatic with tangy clove banana and a yeasty body. Light bubblegum-like sweetness compliments a wheat scent.

The flavor is a tad metallic with a grainy wheat and yeasty clove. There's a bit of unexpected piney hops at the finish and I detect no banana.

The feel is very dry but sprite and bubbly.

This was really good until I tasted it and then they lost me. Maybe it needs to be on tap to truly show it off.

Serving type: can

01-24-2014 23:34:04 | More by KYGunner
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

As an architect by trade and education, the "postmodern" moniker on its label makes me think of something pure, advanced and without clutter- I can see where the brewers want to read this into their beer. But in the end... I don't know what postmodern means to beer.

The ale pours a rather common pale straw color with a hazy gaze. Its bright white froth is creamy and light even while trailing with clinging lace for random sticky patterns.

Bright aromas of lemons and green apples start the show, but does so with a light white wine note, a dry cracker-like snap and sharp grassy hops. Mild pepper and metallic scents give a snappy aroma heading into the first drink.

Its light straw flavor is lightly of bread, cracker, grain and whole wheat. Nearly rye-like with its spice, the beer's sweetness is short lived as it prefers a dry and minerally taste from the middle til the end. That's when the lemon, apple, and grassy flavors spring to life and close the beer's taste.

But to its texture, the beer is so dry, so crisp and so clean that it reveals a highly expressive ccarbonation value, sharp acidity and a minerally bite that makes me think more of seltzer water than of creamy ale. Its ample bubbly feel lifts the beer with ease to insure great refreshment and clean taste.

On par with many of the lighter body Saisons, I'll contend that this version needs a firmer wheat presence and a spicier note to control the balance of the beer. As is, I find its "postmodern" taste to be overly simplistic and perhaps aloof in its own arrogance. Or perhaps I'm reliving my architecture unpleasantries.

Serving type: can

09-25-2013 07:02:40 | More by BEERchitect
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sourdog

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-30-2014 02:37:51 | More by sourdog
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logicalparadox

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-24-2014 00:47:34 | More by logicalparadox
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-13-2014 22:09:40 | More by ScaryEd
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

09-10-2013 13:39:03 | More by mendvicdog
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AndrewScottPentland

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-23-2014 14:02:36 | More by AndrewScottPentland
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BellsFan

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-19-2014 22:47:01 | More by BellsFan
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88 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.