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Stateside SaisonStateside Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States
stillwater-artisanal.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stateside Saison pays homage to old world tradition while celebrating new world innovation. Naturally brewed with the finest European malts & fresh aromatic hops from the United States & New Zealand. It’s then fermented using a classic farmhouse ale yeast and bottle conditioned to enhance stability. The outcome is a beer of unique design and exquisite taste, showcasing some of the best attributes of modern-day craft brewing.

Added by callmemickey on 03-31-2010

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#7,377
Reviews:
323
Ratings:
983
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
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Photo of mynie
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint can poured into a pint glass. Hazy pour, dark for the style, with a very nice, soapy white head.

Malt-forward with some zesty yeast in the aroma. Fairly tame for a saison. Could honestly use some mustiness or skunking, but maybe I'm just an old school weirdo for thinking that.

Tastes very American. Light and crisp. Cereal up front, citrusy hops in the middle, an ending that's a combination of soap and peppery yeast and then some fruit hops on the finish. A nice and complex blend with a pleasant, sour aftertaste that lingers heartily.

Like most other Stillwater offerings, this one is good, but not unique or robust enough to justify its price tag.

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Photo of VAcrossr
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Stillwater Artisanal Ales "Stateside Saison"
1 Pint can, coded "BBE 07MAY19 PKG 07NOV17 20:46"
$2.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: I tried to bring up a head on this beer but it kept dropping. I should have gone heavier and gotten a fuller head and then let it die down. My bad. What I've got now is barely a surface covering but it was a nice, creamy cap for a bit, even if a bit short. The body below is a hazy golden in color and a few streams of very tiny bubbles can be seen streaming steadily upwards. The aroma is fairly limited, but what's there is fruity, citrus rind-like and gently mineralish. The flavor is intensely fruity, mainly of orange, but with hints of grapefruit and lime as well as some other tropical fruits. A sweetish, straightforward golden malt bolsters it one one side, and a moderate bitterness balances it on the other leaving a lot of fruitiness to let loose across the middle. I'm not finding any hops specifically but they're what's driving the fruitiness, more so than the yeasty fruitiness which seems to be giving notes of apples and berries. If I had to guess what they've used I'd go for the regular suspects, Amarillo, Mosaic, and Citra but there's something else in there as well. It's bright and fruity and direct which makes it refreshing and very drinkable. At this point I feel I could drink this sweet, fruity, moderately bitter and just slightly tart beauty all day long! Medium bodied with a moderate, fine-bubbled carbonation that may answer some of the question as to why it doesn't hold a head for too long. But that's OK, I'll take the softer, smoother, almost velvety mouthfeel as a trade-off. I wasn't expecting much from this given the fairly basic, late 70's/early 80's label design but it's really transported me to a comfortable tropical place in my head on this very cold winter day. Two thumbs up!

3.75/3.75/4.25/4.25/4.25 = 4.1

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of eluvah
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of bubseymour
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Respectable looking beer, but average saison otherwise. Missing sweetness and dry somewhat flavorless finish. Almost bretty but might just be the yeast. Respectable but nothing special.

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesGrove
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Walleybeer
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TTripp725
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ajm5108
2.63/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Medium gold pour, flat. Super peppery - the Belgian yeast is dialed-up to 11. Makes the beer seem way more like a hearty dubbel than a crisp saison, poor representation of the style

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Photo of TheHopsman
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mike22ne
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DanGeo
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.49/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can

Pours foggy hazy amber orange with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like bubblegum, grapes, banana, peppery clove spice, lemon, lime, orange citrus, grapefruit, kiwi, cantaloupe, melons, apricot, peach, caramelized bready crackery cereal grain, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like white grapes, bubblegum, banana, peppery clove spice, lemon, lime, orange citrus, grapefruit, kiwi, cantaloupe, melon, apricot, peach, caramelized bready crackery cereal grain, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and soft with moderate low smooth carbonation. Overall a real nice hoppy saison.

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Photo of Dewsby
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L) Very translucent straw colored. Has a lovely white head with decent retention and lacing.

S) Aromas of light honey with a smidgen of lemon zest. Very subtle and pleasant.

T) Quite mild. It has a pilsneresque malt backbone with just a wee bit of citrus and a little bit of white pepper on the end. The hop profile isn't super complex, mostly just grass, and again, it is quite mild.

F) The feel is actually pretty rich for the style. It is silky, and the head is creamy. Medium high carbonation keeps it refreshing.

O) Not a bad 4pack. Pairs well with food.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.39/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: I fucked up pouring this beer, but for the sake of assessment I can say this: If I had in fact done a good job it would have poured with a rocky two-finger head, and a hazy, straw gold body, par for the course with excellent retention
S: Dank as hell, with immediate grainy qualities, and a clean hop bit following, some residual (tripel-like) sweetness here, and some earthiness and minerality as well
T: My immediate reaction to this beer is that there is a rather unpleasantly sweet caramel note that to me suggests an unbalanced grain bill, and an under-attenuated beer, that being said, following that there is a grainy profile, with spicy and peppery notes, along with hints of citrus, but that pesky, sugary quality will not subside.
M: dry, well done
O: fix the damn sweetness, this is so close to great, but it's just not, sorry, thanks for playing

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Photo of lic217
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 983 ratings