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Classique - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

354 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 12
Gots: 34 | 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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Photo of elNopalero
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

elNopalero, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Bilco
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Bilco, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of JimmyFlatRock
4/5  rDev +3.1%

JimmyFlatRock, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

mdfb79, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of MrBoh
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

MrBoh, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of largadeer
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

largadeer, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Todd, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of dar482
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
Photo of jjcote
4/5  rDev +3.1%

jjcote, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +3.1%

kylehay2004, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Chugger
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Chugger, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

an expert saison here, different than most. it pours a perfectly clear yellowish color, no yeast suspended or haze at all, unlike the style normally presents itself. very light transparent brew, with a sturdy white lace head on top of my tulip that doesn't budge. the nose has an almost apple complexion, green apples and cut grass, more summery than autumnal, with a Belgian type yeast on the lighter side too. the flavor has a peculiar fruity aspect, but it isn't apples. I cant quite place it, maybe golden raisins or green grapes, its almost wine-like in that way, but the malt is very delicate and the yeast ferments completely, there is no sugar in this finish. extra dry, which I love here. perhaps a touch light on the body, it goes down like water without leaving a big impression on my palate, and with the quick finish its hard to really get a feel for this one. sessionable no doubt, but I wouldn't suggest following a big ipa or anything with a brew like this. Stillwater has impressed me so far, even though this one is a little light for my tastes, it is a quality offering.

StonedTrippin, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

mendvicdog, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of MarioM
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

MarioM, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of schaffer9252
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

schaffer9252, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of dcguitar
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

dcguitar, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of blmar311
3/5  rDev -22.7%

blmar311, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a clear straw yellow with an inch of fluffy white head loosely piled up to the brim of my teku. There is no visible sediment and the head fades into a thin halo around the perimeter after several minutes. The nose has a potent yeast presence reminiscent bubblegum and pear. The taste presents all expected aspects of a good farmhouse - yeast, grain, a touch of spicy hops - and has a mild-medium lingering bite that reminds me of pear and peppercorn. The mouthfeel is light bodied, effervescent, masked alcohol, and transitions from initial yeast sweetness to a foamy peppercorn bite and finally a lingering bitterness. I'd say this beer reminds me most of a GI's matilda and Allagash's house beer, although it is more sessionable. Neither the taste nor mouthfeel are not sacrificed by having such a low abv. I'm really impressed with the product, although I've yet to find a stillwater saison that leaves me hanging...

ThePorterSorter, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

SlainteAlbanyNY, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Hazy yellow/blonde with 3 fingers of fluffy white head. Good retention and low carbonation.

Nose
Pear, lemon, peach, sourdough, grains and a light farmhouse funk.

Taste
Lemon and pear with a touches of peach. Spent grains, sourdough bread and lemongrass. Very light farmhouse yeast character with notes of hay and potpourri.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp, clean and refreshing.

Overall
An awesome Table Saison and in a can no less! Get some!

justintcoons, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of IdrinkGas
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

IdrinkGas, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Knapp85, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of scottDC
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

scottDC, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +3.1%

JAHMUR, Sep 02, 2013
Classique from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
87 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.