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Stateside Saison | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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3.92/5
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975 Ratings
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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:
#6,228
Reviews:
321
Ratings:
975
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

That is a pleasant surprise: a good US saison. (Surprising also is its high ABV.)

Taste and smell are nice and full and yeasty, even skunky. It's not a particularly sour beer, but it is really nice and refreshing, and would make a great companion to a lunch of mussels and fries. While lacking the ultimate depth and complexity, and the grassiness, of the Belgian farmhouse ales (and I kind of miss the typical cloudiness of those beers), this comes really, really close--and at two bucks (for a 12 oz. bottle) on the sales table at Derk's it's a steal, of course.

Definitely a keeper, and kudos to the brewery and to Twelve Percent.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle (stamped 9/4/13) into a tulip glass.

A- Cloudy yellow with orange background. Minimal snow white head and decent lacing present. Many tiny bubbles present.

S- sweet smelling yeast, hay and lemons.

T- Bitter grapefruit, yeast , some spice (mild cinnamon) and some herbal notes.

M- Light bodied, subtle carbonation and balanced.

O- Well above average saison, though not nearly an Arthur or any other HF saison.

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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: lighter orange color. good clarity. a finger plus of a white head that leaves a lacing around the edge

Smell: huge farmhouse/belgian yeast smell. banana, citrus and bread, very subtle pepper and spice

Taste: opens up with with citrusy and banana along with belgian yeast. slightly bready throughout and ends with a slightly peppery taste.

Mouthfeel: fairly light. extremely dry.

Overall: a complex and tasty beer. probably the driest beer i have had. definitely worth trying more of stillwater's saisons

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3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

American saison to the fullest. The bitterness is a bit overwhelming but totally appropriate. For the style the beers dryness maximizes the biterness presence. The beer has a great apperance an Orange hue thats a bit hazy. A very appealing.g beer. Creamy texture wheaty. Low head retention, med high carbonation. A nutty slighty fruity aroma and flavor. Dominant nose is spicyness, black pepper

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

Poured bottled dated 12/4/13 into New Belguim globe

A-Pours a hazy yellow colour, huge yellowish white head, which collapses quickly. Good lacing

S-great aromas of wine and bread, also some citrus, yeast, and pepper.

T-Very enjoyable taste of yeast, white wine, bread, peppery notes and hoppy bitternes.

M-Medium bodied with high carbonation and a quick slick finish becomes slightly dry.

O-Great beer by Stillwater I only got one to try I must get some more soon.

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4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: Bright, clear golden color; pours with a small, short lived fizzy head.

s: Tart apple and pear with some citrus, minerals, and lightly sweet grains. Plenty of semi-funky saison yeast

t: Dry overall, which suits me just fine. Less apple and pear with minerals than in the nose . Some pithy citrus and classic saison yeast character. Lingering pepper.

m: Light and airy.

o: Really nice saison, but not quite up there with my favorite domestic examples of the style.

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Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 975 ratings
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