Classique - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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390 Ratings

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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 15
Gots: 36 | 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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4.51/5  rDev +16.2%

A slightly tart nose joined with light grains and a hint of fruit and lemon.
Pours very light effervescent hazy straw under a 2” white persistent foam cap that produces rich lace.
Palate: Citrusy fruit over light water cracker malt with an assertive grapefruit rind bitter accent on the finish. Bone dry with the lemony tartness and light fruit balancing the assertive bitterness.
Light, refreshing and effervescent – a perfect summer beer.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.4/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.64/5  rDev +19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.16/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.7/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.44/5  rDev -11.3%

12 oz can into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw color. The head is a finger high, and white in shade. And yikes, is the head ever scraggly-looking. Retention isn't horrible, though. Not a pretty beer, not at all. (2.25)

Smell: There's a good level of spiciness here. Aside from the black pepper notes, there are also elements of lemongrass, cream, and sesame seed. A touch of grassy hoppiness comes through, as well. At least on the nose, it smacks of a successful grisette. (3.5)

Taste: Initially, a lemongrass flavor envelops the palate. Eventually, it will finish with spicy, herbal, and even minty notes. It's strange, yeah, but it's also somewhat deep. For a bone-dry, 4.5% saison, that's damn near miraculous. Still, not all of the notes fully work (sometimes the back end is too minty). (3.5)

Mouthfeel: This is quite light in feel, fitting well with its bone-dry finish. Despite the dryness, the finish is extremely long, and almost contemplative. There's a lot of carbonation here too. Definitely a refreshing beer after everything else is considered. (3.5)

Overall: It's not often one finds a beer like this in six-pack cans. Calling it a postmodern beer may be a load of hipster baloney, but this is a solid grisette beer regardless. (3.5)

3.44/5: Sure it's not perfect, but it's a saison available in six-pack can format...'nuff said

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.24/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Classique from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
87 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.