Stateside Saison | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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3.92/5
Very Good
981 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:
#7,140
Reviews:
322
Ratings:
981
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of zhanson88
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a pretty hazy golden color with ample carbonation and 1.5" of eggshell white head. Retention and lacing are very nice.

Smell: Smells yeasty initially, with esters, some green apple and other pale fruits, and florals.

Taste: Bready and yeasty initially, with some pale fruit and florals following. Nice, well rounded taste. Nothing sticks out that much.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is fairly heavy for the style and not the crispest I've had. Not bad though. Overall, I liked this saison pretty well. It's not overly flavorful compared to many of the style, but there's nothing bad about it. I would definitely have this again as it is very easy drinking and pretty refreshing.

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3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed honey color with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Average pineapple & lacing

S: Breadyness, phenols & pineapple

T: Pineapple, lemons, & touch of dirt/mushrooms up front. Husky breadyness & more dirt as this warms, some golden delicious apples & grapefruit. Finiishes, grainy, fruitty, somewhat & crisp

MF: Light bodied, lively carbonation, nicely balanced

A very nice saison, not super wild about this brewery, but they haven't hit any klunkers either,Very easy to drink

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky honey straw color with a weakish pure white head that settles into a sparse cap.

The aroma is of a light lemony and tart apple. Some musty clove and hay like notes from the yeast. An overall floral scent. Not super strong but has good saison aromas.

The taste is sweet and lightly tart. A bready pale malt base is combined a flavorful yeast. Notes of floral honey provide some additional sweetness to the malt. Clove, pepper, and hay are provided by the yeast. There is some apple and lemon tartness. Good overall flavor.

Moderate bready feel with soft carbonation. Sweet on the palate with enough grassy bitterness to offset. A bit heavy for a saison, not as crisp.

A good saison in the dupont style. Not big and bold in the flavor but its good.

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

Yet another new beer to Iowa. A 750 ml bottle with nice artwork.

This beer poured possibly the largest head ever. Cloudy yellow with lots of bubbles. White meringe head.

Nose is hoppy an citrus. Absolutely true to the style.

Taste. Nice thick mouth feel with citrus and spice. Beautiful Belgian hops profile. A little earth in the finish and background. This beer is really close to what a saison should be. Really easy to drink. Great fresh taste.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Goldish color...significant lingering head and lace. Aroma of minerals, liquorice, yeast, funk, anise, herbs, spice & fruit. Flavor also has a tongue piecing bitterness. I'm not noticing big hops but there's some there! Minimum malt or sweetness. Rich but some roughness.

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

A - Slightly cloudy straw gold with orange hues. Fairly large, light, fluffy, cloud like, white head. Typical for a saison. Good retention leaving a nice sticky lace.

S - Yeast aroma jumps out. There is a slight funk and a nice spice to the beer. Nice hoppy fruitiness with lemon zest leading the way along with some golden and stone fruit. A strong malt backbone (biscuit and breadiness).

T - Similar to the nose. Strong malt backbone throughout. A touch of funk starts out the beer. Spice and yeastiness are pretty strong throughout. Nice fruity hops (lemon leading the way again with some apricot, apple, and pear). A touch of herbal/floralness toward the finish.

M - Medium body with above average carbonation. Pretty dry with just a bit of a zest on the tongue that makes me want to drink some more.

D - Pretty easy to drink with loads of different flavors. It's nice and has me wanting some more although everything just doesn't quite meld together as well as I would like.

Notes: A nice saison. Touch of funk, plenty of yeast and nice hoppiness. I kept going back and forth from really liking it to kind of liking it. It just couldn't hurdle that bar into really liking it for some reason, but I'd like to try it again some time.

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Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 981 ratings