Stateside Saison | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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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
Ratings:
957
Reviews:
316
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
9.87%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
116
For Trade:
2
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Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatche2
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Stateside Saison has a fairly thick, off-white head, a mostly hazy orange-gold appearance, some bubble streams, and lots of powdery and not-so-small tan yeast chunks, suspended, throughout. The aroma is of sugary, spiced, white bread, pears, and a bit of brettanomyces. Taste is of those elements, low bitterness, and the white pepper note becomes increasingly prominent, and a bit unpleasant, actually. Mouthfeel is medium, and Stateside Saison finishes semi-dry.

RJT

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Photo of Can_has_beer
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow golden color with fizzy white head. Citrus, coriander, other spice, yeast/bread and some light floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with wheat and coriander.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy darker yellow with a white head.

Smell: Earthy and fruity notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of cloves, a little fruity, and earthy tones.

Overall: Good saison, I would have again.

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Photo of n2pux
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FightinIrish88
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clalalive
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Slick and tasty saison, light and airy, but substantial head. Lots of hay and grass elements, light peppery spiciness Pale hazy golden, light aroma, some citrus, Taste is light and smooth, citrus, honey. Very nice, enjoyable.

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Photo of StArnoldFan
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dwmson1
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kalosjakar
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly cloudy copper colored with a small white head.

Smelling yeast, a bit of apricot/peach, bread/biscuit, banana.

Tart taste, sensing something off but cant put my finger err palate on it. Bitterness on the finish, not used to that with the saisons ive been trying.
Good not great.

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Photo of Vylo
4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear straw colored pour with a small white head that fades quickly. Nice yeasty and farmhouse aroma. Taste is mostly grain and grass flavors. Kind of basic for the style but good.

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Photo of JustinPStewart
4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeffdr123
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got it at Hickory Hollow Barbecue with great shanks. Deep yellow color. Pours with a half inch head. Sweet with a tartness and lots of fruit layers. A nice light alternative.

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Photo of TwoTrees
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpk_tx
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft in a tulip glass from World of Beer in College Station, TX. Pours a wonderful golden orange with a nice head. This is a great saison. Highly complex with balanced spice, sweetness, and bitterness. Great medium-bodied frothy mouthfeel as well. Loved it, and will order it if I see it again.

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Photo of LongWayOut15
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NSXAG
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeRose
3.24/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12 ounce bottle into tumbler. It is a deep golden color - I think a bit too dark for the style. Minimal head, lively appearing carbonation.

Aroma - quite weak. Some bready aroma, yeasty and mild spiciness, barely detectable "funk", vaguely fruity. Somewhat undefined, but within the saison family overall.

Taste - a surprising level of bitterness that is noticeable and almost too much. Some sweetness initially, then a jumble of various fruit flavors and mild spice notes. A touch of the floral notes. A little acidity which was welcome, but the bitterness remains noticeable throughout.

Feel - light, not particularly drying, mildly refreshing. Carbonation about right for a saison.

Overall, this is an OK beer that I was glad to try but can't say I would seek out. There are better options more readily available to me which I would prefer. True enough to style, but for me this is not a "keeper".

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Photo of BKotch
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mkienzle
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
3.95 out of 5 based on 957 ratings.
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