Classique | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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3.85/5
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526 Ratings
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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): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Thorpe429 on 03-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,051
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
526
pDev:
10.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Drank
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Funky but not overpoweringly so. Interesting mix of flavors, well mixed and none dominate. I really like this beer.

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Photo of gshanc
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prisdefer
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nctide
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nordbier
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

LOOK: Initial pour is a nearly clear straw with a large rocky head. Great retention, the few inches of foam don't want to budge.

SMELL: Earthy, saison funk. Slight citrus, damp, musty basement, funk.

TASTE: Spicy Saison flavors, herbal also. Rosemary, Thyme and Thai Basil come to mind. Rustic yeast contributes to the pepper and slight funk. Mildly acidic, hops and yeast at work doing that part. Pretty light and refreshing.

FEEL: Light bodied, effervescent, with a lingering Saison flavor of earth, spice and funk. Drinks easily and could introduce those who aren't fond of the more herbal versions of this style to perhaps give it another chance.

OVERALL: Enjoyable Saison in a can. Has good flavor, light delicate body and goes down smoothly. Always an intriguing beer from Stillwater, this is no exception.

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Photo of justincourts
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.21/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Big fluffy white head, nice citrusy smell, but way too much sour lemons in the taste.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of georgiaboy8686
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yergermeister
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ronricorossi
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a spicy aroma with a hint of citrus, pretty good
Appearance- This brew looks like a slightly darker version of Coors Light, thankfully this is deceiving
Taste- Has a grass and citrus flavor with maybe some pepper thrown in. not bad, every sip I took I enjoyed it more.
Palate- This is a light bodied beer with moderate carbonation and a nice thin feel.
Overall- This is a really good saison. It doesn't have an overwhelming flavor that some saison's do but I really enjoyed the flavor and character. I would drink this again.

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Photo of Evahflow
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Slightly murky straw colored with an eggshell white bubbly inch of head
S-Hay, pepper, pears, lemon
T- Hay, grain, slight spicy pepper tones, pear, slight lemon tartness to finish it up
M- light bodied, zippy carbonation, more bitter than I expected but works nicely
O- This is a tasty spin on a saison. I'd like a bit more yeast character to shine through but overall this was a balanced summertime supper. I'd love to have this available to drink on a porch/beach/after mowing a lawn

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Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Extremely truncated notes from a can in NYC:

A: 1 finger wide head of white colour. Foamy and frothy.

Body is a clear yellow.

Looks well-carbonated. It's not hazy, so it's not traditional if it's actually meant to be a saison, but it's generally appealing.

Sm: Lemon peel, biscuity Belgian yeast, twang.

T: Lemon peel, farmhouse twang, biscuity Belgian yeast, Belgian pale malts.

Mf: Smooth, wet, overcarbonated, refreshing, light-bodied, and aptly thick.

O: Absolutely drinkable, but not a stand-out beer in the style. I could drink it by the litre, but I wouldn't buy it regularly. Nice work from Stillwater, but far from world-class.

High C+

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Photo of JOldewurtel
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tikk
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanCrawford
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Classique from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 526 ratings