Stateside Saison | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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3.92/5
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989 Ratings
Stateside SaisonStateside Saison
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,042
Reviews:
323
Ratings:
989
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
125
Trade:
2
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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This saison pours an opaque golden yellow color with a medium frothy white head and a somewhat high amount of carbonation. The smell is a little funky / tart and somewhat yeasty as well. The flavors are fruity with orange and grapefruit, a little bit of tartness as well, some grainy malt backbone, a dry spicy yeast, and a little bitter hoppiness. The finish is very crisp and dry. The bitterness lingers a bit. The body is fairly light. It's not exactly my favorite style of saison as I tend to like examples that are a little more evocative of spring rather than summer, with a little more body, florals, and complexity. It's also not my least favorite sub-type of this diverse beer style, overly funky and straying into the sour beer realm. This is very good summer drinking, but it is nothing spectacular or even particularly memorable. I've been more impressed with other beers from Stillwater.

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Photo of flek
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tony210
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Average saison, not a standout.

7/29/18
16 oz can - thanks BJ
3.75 rating

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

Photo of jroof1
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 989 ratings