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:
#5,935
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
Photo of Devman171
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dd43
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mason jar, unfortunately couldn't make out a bottling date.

Three finger head receded to a two finger with surprising resilience, lasting nearly to the end of the glass. Laced all the way down, a heady brew to be sure.

Aromas of coriander and grassy barnyard in relatively equal measure. Very mild orange citrus but the spice/earth qualities overwhelm it. Carbonation isn't immediately noticeable in looking at the beer but the mouthfeel makes it much more apparent.

Hop bitterness in the finish was pronounced, combining with the grassy notes to really put the farm in farmhouse saison. The flavor profile stays with you well after you've swallowed this beer.

Another Two Roads production, this is worth trying if you get a chance.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBishopco
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jbeizer
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of hagbergl
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Bottled sometime in mid-summer, by the looks of the code on the bottle (I believe it lists the day number, in this case day 219 of 2014, which makes its birth date–according to Google–August 7). Holds up just fine more than 4 months later!

Appearance: Beautiful clear straw yellow and tightly bubbled bone white head. Head is extremely persistent. Good to see in Stillwater beers. Have had some disappointly carbonated ones before.

Smell: Nose is like a hoppy hefeweizen--lots of yeasty banana, clove, sugar and spicy-herbal notes leap from the glass. One note that really is jumping out at me is mint. Strange but that's what I get.

Taste: Starts mildly sweet and lightly spicy--banana and clove yeast notes very present. Then in the back half, it's like the beer turns old school IPA. It's massively grassy and lightly fruity in its hop profile.

Mouthfeel --What a nice ride on the tongue. Vigorous carbonation makes the fruity/spicy yeast flavors really pop and clear the great dryness from the palate. Outstanding flow from front to back.

In sum, one of the best hoppy saisons I've ever had the pleasure of drinking. The yeast and hops work really well–hop selection here I think was key, as the use of more grassy, clean, and lightly fruity hops play well off the yeast's spiciness. A super beer that is great to see in 4-packs.

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Photo of aasher
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.22/5  rDev -17.9%

Wow, I am usually a fan of the style but not familiar with the brewer. But I had heard good things so I was optimistic. Bummer! Not a bad initial taste but very off on the finish. A metallic taste that lingers with something that was off. Had a decent saison smell, although still something off, overall barely got over a 3 from me who is generally over average and definitely for this style. Maybe it just caught me on a bad day but for me there was something off that I could not put my finger on.

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Photo of coldriver
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of 57md
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%

Clear pale straw color. A touch of pepper on the nose with a mild yeastiness but no heavy funk like many of this style. Light bodied with a crisp flavor and a dry finish. This works but it’s nothing I’d order again.

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Photo of Brandon35
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Rizzy17
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ChrisWhoDrinksBeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Translucent golden brown with a pleasant foamy white head. Scent of alcohol and malts. Tastes is alcohol and fruit without being overly sweet with a faint bitter finish. Carbonation is pleasant for the mouthfeel. Overall a really delightful beer... I feel this review doesn't quite capture it's flavors, very complex and delightful.

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Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of gregcordle
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of saison90
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of needMIbeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of redfox405
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of weezarc
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of ruckus232
4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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