Stateside Saison | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

Stateside SaisonStateside Saison
BA SCORE
79%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 970 ratings
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,928
Reviews:
320
Ratings:
970
Liked:
766
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
9.95%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
124
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 970 |  Reviews: 320
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of CHickman
3.16/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours cloudy orange in color with a creamy 1 finger off white head that faded quickly and left great lacing; the lacing stuck to the glass and slid down very slowly.

Smells of funky yeast, sweet malt, coriander, pepper, light spices, cinnamon, allspice and citrus hops; it was quite a funky aroma that was almost too much.

Tastes like it smells, with funky yeast, sweet malt, coriander, pepper, light spices, cinnamon, allspice, citrus hops, sour fruit like grapefruit and a slight alcohol twang; a very funky beer overall.

Mouthfeel is crisp, light and airy, with very light carbonation, a light body and funky dry aftertaste.

A very tasty beer, but way too funky to be a session beer. A bold beer for those with an adventurous palate, but just not my cup of tea. I'm glad that I tried this, but I won't seek it out again.

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Photo of socon67
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Golden pour with a bubbly white foam on top. Some lacing is noted. Hazy look to the beer.

S - Citrus notes of lemon and other fruit scents are there. Slight musky smell of damp grains is present.

T - Tartness of lemon with a small hint of peppery spice. Tangy yeast strain gives the finish a puckering bite. More of a fruity saison than the typical style.

M - Smooth feel, medium bodied saison. Carbonation is minor and less than appearance. Slick oily feel.

O - First crack at Stillwater and I enjoyed this. A good farmhouse ale for the warmer months.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of woosterbill
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Prime 16 into a Weyerbacher tulip.

A: Hazy orange body with a finger of frothy white foam. Average retention and light lacing. Good looking beer.

S: Pretty much pure tart, fruity yeast esters - lemon, apple, pear; some light spice as well. A little bit of cheesy funk appears later on. Pretty solid, but a little harsh; some of the funk borders on being vomitous, but in an ok way.

T: Starts out quite tart (pleasantly so), with great fruitiness. It transitions quickly, though, into a harsh, cheesy, bitter funk. Disappointing.

M: Smooth medium body with a pleasant dose of moderately smooth carbonation. Great.

D: The finish is clean enough to make this easy to drink. The flavor doesn't make me want another one, though.

Notes: I'm sorry I missed out on trying the Cellar Door when it was on tap earlier in the week. As excited as I always am by a new take on a great Belgian style, I don't think I'll be seeking out Stateside again. It's nowhere near as good as, say, Hennepin or Helios, and significantly more expensive.

Cheers!

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

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a bright, glowing orange-peach with two fingers of bright white head.

Aroma of tropical fruit, Belgian yeast, black pepper, grassy hops, lemon and a light funkiness.

Tastes of tropical fruit, pepper, lemon and a bit of funky earthiness.

Medium bodied and slightly dry with a sharp carbonation.

A very drinkable and enjoyable Saison from Stillwater.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Straw/gold with 3-4 fingers of white, fluffy head. Excellent retention and clarity. Low-moderate carbonation.

Nose
Very aromatic. Lemon, pear, golden apple, hay, pilsner malt, peppercorn and spelt.

Taste
Pear, golden apple and lemon juice. Pilsner malt, spelt and touches of rye. Dried hay, potpourri, pink peppercorn and earth.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp, dry, clean and refreshing.

Overall
Right on! ...And finally in a 12oz bottle. Thank you!

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4/5  rDev +2%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.82/5  rDev -2.6%

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

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of EgadBananas
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Gushue3 for this! Last of a trio of Stillwater he sent...but thankfully, we'll soon be getting Stillwater here! Cant wait!

Pours a light tangerine color, with a brilliant white 3-4 finger head. Effervescent carbonation seems to be a trend with Stillwater and this is no different. Aroma is slightly citrus, but with a pretty big fruity, ester-y, yeasty note. Bits of spices and pepper as well. Tastes lightly peppery, nicely spicy and with big fruity yeast esters. Naturally, it's fairly light and rather crisp with ample carbonation. Normally, stinging carbonation is a bit off-putting, but it's not troublesome here with this style...adds a nice bite to it.

Great saison. I'm really looking forward to seeing this here on the regular!

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 79% out of 100 with 970 ratings
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