Classique | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Thorpe429 on 03-13-2013

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4.77/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great Saison - flavor of earth, spice and funk. Drinks easily definitely worth picking up or give a chance. Smooth - Would say just under medium to light light body.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.65/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.64/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from the can into willi becher pint glass. A truly remarkable looking beer, with very lively carbonation rising through the hazy golden body to support a massive dome of creamy white head. It drops to form some beautiful columns and crags, leaving webbed lacing on the side of the glass. It would be hard to improve the look of this beer.

The aroma is clearly Saison-esque. Cracker malts, light green apple skins, white plum nectarine, with an herbal hop aroma.

Very full flavored for a session beer! Very dry throughout, with a light to medium strength hop bitterness, and a light sour cereal grain finish. Notes of fresh herbs, lemon, nectarine fruitiness (minus the sweetness) and cracker-like malts on the palate. Carbonation is very active, with a lighter body beer. Dry, effervescent.

This is a drinkable saison, with a lowish alcohol content and robust amount of flavor and character. It's a perfect anytime beer, and would likely pair very well with any number of food dishes. It is hard to beat this beer.

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4.51/5  rDev +17.1%

A slightly tart nose joined with light grains and a hint of fruit and lemon.
Pours very light effervescent hazy straw under a 2” white persistent foam cap that produces rich lace.
Palate: Citrusy fruit over light water cracker malt with an assertive grapefruit rind bitter accent on the finish. Bone dry with the lemony tartness and light fruit balancing the assertive bitterness.
Light, refreshing and effervescent – a perfect summer beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso in Old Town during the Stillwater tap takeover event. Pours a somewhat cloudy pale yellow color. Nice nose with a bit of corn and wheat alongside a mild take of saison spice. Floral, spicy, hay. Flavor is similar with a smooth bitterness. Tastes like young Premium. Really nice and will be an amazing warm weather beer.

EDIT: Have had cases of the cans of this. Absolutely love it. Great balance of hops and yeast. Earthy and mild citrus. Great bitterness level. Bumping up all scores.

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Classique from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 525 ratings