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Classique - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

423 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 423
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 17
Gots: 40 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 03-13-2013

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Ratings: 423 | Reviews: 92
Photo of DefenCorps
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from Beermongers on Brian's insistence.

A pale yellow with a voluminous off-white head that falls off to a disk leaving plenty of lacing, this looks great! The nose is fresh, snappy, hoppy, mildly doughy with a touch of floral character. In other words - awesome. Lemon and mildly minty hops, dusty, doughy, honey malt, a fruity (peach?) yeast character and a firming earthy bitterness are perceived.

The palate opens with a moderate bitterness, earthy, minty and mildly lemony, along with a soft, malt character, a little biscuit and water cracker. Mineral-like with a carbonic acid bite, this beer has an excellent blend of hop, malt and yeast flavors. Fruity Belgian yeast? Check. A touch of spice to go with it? Check - there's some pepper. Bone dry and hoppy? Check. Light in body, crisply carbonated with lingering bitterness and honey on the finish, this feels great on the palate. Highly recommended.

Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of FLima
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Yellow golden color with a thin head with low retention.
Typical Hoppy Saison aroma, strong notes of mint, pineapple and Belgian yeast.
Flavor of pineapple juice, green apples, pine, lemon tartness, herbal and floral hops, non-sweet biscuit malt, passion fruit, apricot and lemongrass.
Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Medium body with lively carbonation, which was appropriate here.
A fruity Saison. I found it quite similar to their Why Can't IBU. This may be a Saison going towards a Belgian IPA and the former a Belgian IPA walking towards a Saison. And both with the strong pine-mint scent, except for it would be a mellow Saison.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of TheBrewViking
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of AndrewScottPentland
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stillwater Classique has a very thick, foamy, off-white head, a hazy, bubbly, yellow appearance, and a good amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is of pungent, sweet, zesty, spiced bread, and the flavor is the same, with low bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Stillwater Classique finishes semi-dry, refreshing, easy going, and highly drinkable. No better or worse than any other farmhouse ale I have had. Good stuff, though.

RJT

Photo of cpetrone84
4.46/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

Photo of MusicaleMike
4.63/5  rDev +19.6%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Craiger1967
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a saison style tulip glass, nice froth and clingy lace.

Grapefruit, passionfruit, Kiwi and apricot flavors come thru on the tongue and a nice bite of hops at the back of the tongue.

Beautiful smells waft up from the glass, lemony and sulfur, grass and peach.

One of the best tasting Saison's I've had in a long time, I'm going down to the liquor store for this.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of KYGunner
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

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Classique from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
87 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.