Stateside Saison | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Stateside SaisonStateside Saison
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Stateside SaisonStateside Saison

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Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States

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

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Photo of ktblue22
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beer pours a beautiful hazy golden amber color with a 3/4 inch light head. Smells of wheat, straw with a sharp tang. Taste is not quite what I expected, very dry with a sharp hop presence and a lot of carbonation. Mouthfeel is again very dry and carbonated, you can definitely feel the near 7% ABV after a few sips!

Overall I think this is a very well saison. Nothing spectacular about it, just very good.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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Photo of MaineBrewing
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - poured a hazy gold with tons of apparent carbonation, fluffy white head with some large bubbles. Appeared lively and well carbonated throughout, not much for lacing.

S - smell is a sour, dirty malt character with a citrus hop bite, some nice pine and resin hop character as well.

T - Really amazing taste, nice cereal malt character with a dominating fruitiness, hints of banana and clove with a great hop finish. Bitter and dry on the end, very thirst quenching with a slight lingering sweetness. Nice clean yeast character with only the slightest of Brett funkiness at the end.

M - very light body with ample carbonation and dry finish. Makes a great thirst quencher, much needed sitting in my hot non air conditioned house. didn't read the abv until now, was thinking this was 4.5~ but at 6.8 it is doing a great job at keeping everything balanced, bravo.

O - Great refreshing brew to quaff in the summer, the hoppiness is much appreciated. I also appreciate the fruitiness, there is some mustiness but it is subdued. Will certainly reach for this again.

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3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this beer pours a lightly hazy copper gold, exactly what i expect from a good saison. it has a huge head, thick, white and pillowy so be careful while pouring. Excellent lacing, the head takes about a minute or two to die down to a finger so thick it looks like you could peel it off. it certainly isn't going anywhere on its own... The smell was that of nothing more than a golden ale. Spice and little else which makes the taste, perhaps even more enjoyable than it is on its own cause, guess what, its a ruse. This is one complex and nicely balanced beer. I am usually not one for spicy beers so saisons are tricky for me. This one has a nice sweet malt flavor, the spice is similar to maybe a belgian dubbel. It's strong, but well complimented. There is also some decent hops presence here. Actually, nothing is very subtle, its all pretty strong but at levels that don't out do one another. Now, with a beer like this you can either add the yeast at the bottom of the bottle or not. This will do one of two things depending on the freshness of the beer. This one is still only about two months old and i made the mistake of not checking before i added the sediment. In the case of a young beer it is going to make it spicier. However, if you have a beer that's been around a little longer, 6 months to a year, you're going to get some added banana bread-ish sweetness and body which is what i was going for without really thinking. Oops. still good but i'm now having my second and enjoying it much more. Mouthfeel is nice, a bit sticky, full, small carbonation. Overall, a really ideal saison. i have a new regular.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a lovely hazy gold/amber hue with an ivory head and nice lacing. Delicate carbonation.

Smell: Clove, tropical fruit, bread, faint rose and floral notes. Slight hop presence. I found myself breathing in so deeply I got foam up my nose.

Taste: Clean and crisp like a saison should be. Winter spice and banana with a peppery finish. Almost no hop bitterness and the abv is concealed well.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a mildly dry aftertaste that leaves you wanting more.

Overall: An excellent saison for the coming summer months. Strong enough to satisfy the beer geeks in your circle yet accessible enough for even the Bud drinkers to enjoy.

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a large head.
Nose shows funky saison yeast, soft bready malt and wheat along with faint spicy hops. Inviting.
Some bready malt as a flavour along with some mineral content contributing to the very dry finish.
Carbonations seems a bit excessive.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 980 ratings