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Classique - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
88
very good

281 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.93%
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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henryclay_

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

05-10-2014 15:58:22 | More by henryclay_
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target88

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-10-2014 00:48:16 | More by target88
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-09-2014 23:31:22 | More by Sammy
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2%

05-09-2014 17:08:50 | More by crbnfbr
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

05-07-2014 01:22:47 | More by let8it8grow
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 9/18/2013. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, bread, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, bread, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light earthy/bready tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, bread, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very nice saison. All around good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: can

05-06-2014 03:42:23 | More by superspak
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mattbk

New York

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pale yellow, well carbonated, fairly cloudy. The color is almost banana yellow.
S: Peppery, slight funk, some light noble hops, floral hops. Nice, mild, but inviting.
T: Same pepper, almost clove, balanced with a touch of pear-like fruit, some mild malt sweetness, slight corn touch, light bitterness, very nice kiss of floral hops, spicy, on the finish. Lovely beer. Very, very drinkable despite some of its complexity. The hops are just a bit too high maybe, adds to the drying qualities. Tasty, enjoyable.
M: Nice and dry, could be a little more carbonated actually, but it is well carbonated.
O: This beer is quite enjoyable, great flavor despite low ABV, very sessionable, very tasty. Would like the hops turned down just a bit. No major complaints here though.

Serving type: can

05-05-2014 00:52:14 | More by mattbk
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shleepy

California

3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at The Trappist in Oakland. Poured into a regular pint glass.

Pale golden color. Fairly thick, white head.
A bit too watery for my taste, but it's a pretty interesting beer. Subtle fruity notes and a corn(y) maltiness lead the way to a bitter finish. Probably better with food than by itself.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2014 20:47:52 | More by shleepy
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xungmound98

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

05-01-2014 23:33:45 | More by xungmound98
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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

04-29-2014 20:35:23 | More by atrocity
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-28-2014 01:35:43 | More by ToddBeans
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Herky21

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-27-2014 17:17:19 | More by Herky21
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Spikester

Oregon

3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy pale gold with a large foamy white head that has good retention. Laces the glass pretty well. Smell is mild banana clove white pepper. Some yeasty biscuit as well.
Taste is similar to the nose but less pungent. There is a good amount of hop bitterness in the dry finish. Body is light and carbonation was just right. Overall a very flavorful beer for such a low abv.

Serving type: can

04-25-2014 06:16:47 | More by Spikester
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

04-24-2014 12:50:01 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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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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chinchill

South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Canned(?) date stamped on the bottom of August(?) 2013.
Pours pale golden-yellow; hazy; very good head.

Aroma: banana, bubblegum, green tomato ... there's more, and in total it is much nicer than this mix sounds.

Flavor: some Belgian notes; like nose; no musk or funk.

Feel: very clean, especially for style

O: Another excellent canned beer.

Serving type: can

04-18-2014 03:28:09 | More by chinchill
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-18-2014 01:10:37 | More by ElGallo
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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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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-17-2014 22:15:03 | More by Dreamer
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danieelol

Australia

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice shiny filtered lemon colour. Good head/lacing.

Nose is light banana phenols, lemon sherbet, subtle bite of pine and a little pear.

Taste is lemon, bit of pear, bit of the banana phenols. Strong and persistent bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is a lot about a mineral-y pear character. Decent body for the ABV and competitive carbonation.

Very solid "table" beer. Hop character evoked Sorachi Ace for me, and there's enough evidence Sorachi Ace works well with farmhouse beers by now.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 06:10:32 | More by danieelol
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

04-16-2014 23:49:50 | More by fehrminator
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BTVflatlander

Vermont

4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pleasantly surprised to have found the ideal warm weather beer (in theory) for me. A sessionable saison in six packs of cans? Shit. High expectations going in, within reason. I was hoping for something better than Victory Swing but obviously not DuPont.

A: Hard to say because I drank from the can, but cloudy for sure which is one of my biggest gripes with Victory Swing. An unfiltered saison to me feels like heresy.

S: Yeasty, spicy, and fruity. Smells real good.

T: Reminds me of Victory Swing to an extent BUT slightly more balanced and nuanced, but still very clove/pepper heavy with some nice Belgian character.

M: This is what, in my opinion, makes this beer so great. Despite it being what I'd consider a session saison, the mouthfeel and carbonation are spot on and it's tough to tell you're drinking something under 5%. Awesome

O: Coming into this with high expectations, I must say I'm impressed overall. For a $11 sixer, I need good reason to buy something like that frequently and, honestly, I can see myself buying this very frequently as summer approaches. Highly recommended.

Serving type: can

04-16-2014 01:39:47 | More by BTVflatlander
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

04-16-2014 01:10:04 | More by hoppymcgee
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aasher

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-15-2014 04:29:16 | More by aasher
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dmachado

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-14-2014 17:48:09 | More by dmachado
Classique from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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