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From:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales
 
Maryland, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #719
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #18,866
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 11.2%
Ratings:
538
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 26, 2020
Added:
Mar 13, 2013
Wants:
  23
Gots:
  60
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Medium body and about the same for carbonation
Aroma is citrus peel with some fruit , earthy, floral and spice
Taste is more bitter than aroma hinted at yet also has some mild sweetness that creates a nice balance. Bitter citrus peel is the most dominant flavor
Overall it was a very decent beer that was worth trying

Jun 26, 2020
 
3.85 by craigbelly from Iowa on Mar 21, 2020
Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

Poured from a can. Hazy and golden in color with a large white head. Smells of grass and lemon. Flavors include lemon, bread and slightly fruity. Overall good saison.

Oct 23, 2019
Photo of JRed
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by JRed from New Jersey

Hazy golden body topped by a snow cap. Papaya, lemon, cream, grass in the nose. Tastes of lemon juice, citrus with rind, papaya, salt? Light bodied, quite dry.

Aug 10, 2019
Photo of JediMasterLenin
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by JediMasterLenin from District of Columbia

12oz can into a pint glass

Look: Pale, mostly clear yellow. Rocky, 2 finger head that leaves lacing all the way down.
Smell: Not getting a ton on the nose, banana and that's about it.
Taste: Follows the nose but more intense. Lots of banana, and some green apple on the end. Bready and sweet.
Feel: Thin mouthfeel but with big bubbles.
Overall: Very nice and refreshing. A bit thin on the nose and mouthfeel but solid and very drinkable.

Jun 10, 2019
 
3.63 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania on May 30, 2019
Photo of JMills52
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by JMills52 from Pennsylvania

I can appreciate it as a good representation of the style, just not a fan of the style. Did seemed to be a little over carbonated.

May 16, 2019
Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

Hazy translucent bright yellow in appearance, with streams of bubbles and a resulting massive soapy white head. Good retention. Tons of lacing.
Can't smell much through the head, but I get green banana, green pear, tart green apple skin, hay, white grape must/white wine, clove, and white flowers.
Nice lemony flavor with tart green apple skin, pear, hints of banana, white cracker malt presence, hay, honeydew melon, with a touch of clove and bell pepper on the finish. Medium-dry finish.
The mouthfeel is a bit light, but the carbonation is intense. Makes for a refreshing thirst-quencher on a hot day.
A very fine and flavorful low-abv saison/grisette. Recommended for fans of the style.

Jan 08, 2019
 
3.14 by DanLane from Virginia on Dec 03, 2018
Photo of Sewercap
1.74/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
by Sewercap from New York

Do you like Budweiser or Coors? Then this is the beer for you! Light and fizzy! Your friends all drink craft beer and you don’t want to be left out? Pick this up, and you can still fit in without any of those annoying hops or flavor that they always talk about! For fans of Bud, Coors, Labatt, and Corona.

Dec 03, 2018
Photo of bonns42
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by bonns42 from Maryland

Poured from a can into a 5oz taster, then drank the rest from the can.

Look: crystal clear pale straw with a thick fluffy head that faded really quickly.
Smell: Green apple sweetness. Really pleasant actually.
Taste: Light floral hops. Really, really sweet aftertaste. Super light on flavor.
Mouthfeel: Really light, some carbonation. Definitely less than I expected given that huge head.
Overall: started super sweet immediately, then turned kind of bitter, then sweet again. Somewhat of a forgettable beer. Not bad, but not really that great either.

Nov 21, 2018
Photo of brentk56
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours with a hazy goldenstraw color and a modest head that leaves few spots of foam

Smell: Green apple, lemon and a vinous, white wine character; hints of grass

Smell: Wheat bread forward with the green apple, lemon and vinous elements developing; dry, mineral tones, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Simple and refreshing but ultimately forgettable

Aug 04, 2018
 
2.5 by corywalston from North Dakota on Jul 05, 2018
 
3.78 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Feb 14, 2018
 
2.75 by AyatollahGold from Indiana on Jan 14, 2018
 
3.58 by SBlobaum from Illinois on Dec 20, 2017
 
3.88 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on Jul 06, 2017
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

On tap at Vermont Tap house. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow color with a light transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace to fill a slim finger’s worth of quickly dissipating head. The smell had some sweet corn up front, a Belgian sweet sugary malt, some lemon pulp and some white pepper. Slight Belgian yeastiness (breadiness). The taste was mainly the same with a semi-dry sweet aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good. Some stickiness to the tongue, but nothing overbearing. Overall, saison, eh, maybe, hmmm...there’s some Belgian aspects going on, so I guess I can see it for the most part.

Jun 08, 2017
Photo of hoptheology
2.99/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2
by hoptheology from South Dakota

"Post-Modern" beer? Give me a break....


Pours a golden blonde color with glowing crystal-like quality. The head is 1 finger stable.

Lots of clove and peppery notes on the nose, slight banana and grapefruit peels.

Carbonation gets in the way of the flavor profile, but what I can taste is pretty peppery. Lots of pepper, lemon pith, and bitter stone-like flavors.

Extremely carbonated feel.

Overall, it's a saison. Others might dig this, but I don't like the whole post-modern crap. It's douche-y. Again, drinkable, but I hate when people try to mix up socialist garbage with beers.

May 09, 2017
 
3.63 by MonkeyBread from Nevada on Apr 22, 2017
 
4 by mrfrancis from Kentucky on Apr 02, 2017
Photo of jmdrpi
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

12 oz can, dated best by Aug 2017 on bottom

fairly clear golden color, bone white head. good head retention. peppery aroma. taste is pale, crackery malt flavor, and herbal dry aftertaste. thin bodied.

Feb 17, 2017
 
4.5 by JavierGC from Spain on Jan 21, 2017
 
3.67 by _Adam_ from Maryland on Dec 31, 2016
 
3.83 by byronic from Canada (ON) on Nov 14, 2016
Photo of FriedSlug
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by FriedSlug from North Carolina

Hazy pale gold beer with a giant white head that leaves a curtain of lacing behind. The aroma is funky with banana. lemon, hay and some sweetness. The taste is tart with banana, spiciness and a light sweetness that ends with a mild bitterness. Pretty solid low ABV beer.

Oct 30, 2016
 
3.79 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Oct 14, 2016
Photo of secondtooth
3.11/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by secondtooth from Indiana

Appearance: Pale golden, with huge white head and spotty lace.

Aroma: Malty grains, little more.

Taste: Sweetly malted, and I get very little of the funky, spicy saison character here somehow. Maybe my can was not so fresh? My take was more of a simple pale lager, with more grains and yeast taking over the flavor profile. I got some toasty, even toffee notes here. Not memorable or inviting at all. If I ever get my hands on a fresh can or on draft, I’ll update my review accordingly, but this one didn’t push the right saison buttons here at all.

Oct 10, 2016
 
3.5 by Mattias from Sweden on Oct 07, 2016
 
3.85 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts on Sep 25, 2016
Photo of Stevedore
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Stevedore from Oregon

12oz can. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a slightly hazy, but mostly clear golden yellow body with a two finger white head, good retention, bits of lacing, thin collar that sticks around for a good while. Smells of lemon, esters, minerals, light bread, bit of earth, slight banana, light mustiness. Essentially a clean Brett saison. Very nice and refreshing aroma. Flavour is a crushable combination of light lemon tartness, esters, bread, the mineral-like Belgian yeast flavours, finishing with a light leather astringency that lingers for a while. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, on the lighter side, crisp and super refreshing on a hot day such as this one. Works great after a post-work bike ride. Light leathery bitterness on the finish. An overall solid, crushable canned saison that immediately inserted itself into the running for a spot in my regular refrigerator rotation.

Aug 08, 2016
 
3.78 by jaxon53 from Connecticut on Jul 31, 2016
 
3.73 by Budlum from Maryland on Jul 22, 2016
 
4.03 by emerge077 from Illinois on Jul 13, 2016
 
4.04 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa on Jul 09, 2016
 
3.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Jun 21, 2016
 
3.5 by Skwalk47 from Massachusetts on Jun 20, 2016
Photo of LAp
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by LAp from Ohio

12oz can poured into a tulip. The nose is pepper, lemon, banana, and cloves, somewhere between a hefe, lager, and saison. Pours a faintly hazy straw yellow with a meniscal head of clear/barely white foam that quickly dissipates to leave trace and rapidly dissipating lacing. Nosed from the tulip, the elements of lemongrass and pepper come through even more prominently - this beer has an excellent aroma. The palate opens with a sharp, almost tangy take on the yeasty, spicy Farmhouse profile, with emphatic notes of lemon, followed later by banana, pepper, and clove. The backend of the palate brings a nice quantity of Belgian yeast, but is accompanied too by a somewhat over-malted lager-esque base that detracts from the its opening. The body is crisp (good carbonation) and refreshing (very light bodied), but as the beer sits on the tongue and the malt base begins to seep in, that lightness starts to become more cheap than refreshing (owing in large part to the way it interplays with the disappointing latter half of the beer's flavor profile).

There's an excellent interpretation of the Saison style in here somewhere, but the lagery backend of this beer (and the way it mingles with the light body) ultimately makes this beer more a respectable bargain-priced Farmhouse rather than something truly exciting.

Jun 20, 2016
Photo of CNoj012
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by CNoj012 from New York

This beer pours a hazy golden straw color with a huge, fluffy, bright white head. Retention is minimal and there are random chunks of lacing. Smell is barnyard funk, rubber tires, fresh cut grass, citrus and a peppery spiciness. Taste is the same. Feel is light and crisp. Overall this beer is OK, but I prefer more heavily hopped saisons that are lighter on funk. The feel makes it very drinkable, but the flavors do not.

Jun 16, 2016
 
3 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Jun 05, 2016
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Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 538 ratings