Classique | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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3.85 w/ 523 ratings

Brewed by:
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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3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wow session farmhouse eh? Haven't had many of those! Into a pint glass at $2.29 for the single can.
A - Bam! Hit with some killer carbonation getting well over two inches of head atop of a semi clear almost light beer looking watery yellow. Was able to get a pillow effect over the rim with the foam!
S - Has a distinct lemon grass and peppery smell. Some herbal hops and belgium like yeasts. Smells rather good.
T - Dry herbal hops, mild peppery zing and a dry effervescent like finish. It's good.
M - Not as bubbly and carbonated as I thought. Very on par with the style. A bit light but it's to be expected.

Overall its a very decent session farmhouse beer worth trying. They makes some pretty great beers.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

poured 12oz can into snifter.

A - Hazy golden straw with a foamy 3 finger nice white head and decent lacing. As soon as I crack the can open the foam starts to build, just marvelous.

S - Light grain, grass, cracker, lemon zest and hints of pepper. Not much funk or yeast to it.

T - A nice lemony zest, grains, light cracker notes. I pick up the yeast in the flavor along with a slight pepper note on the finish. Very refreshing.

M - Light body with excellent carbonation, crisp and refreshing.

O - What a fantastic easy drinking session sasion that is perfect for summer. I will be buying more six packs of this one.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy straw yellow with a two-finger foamy white head. Light amount of lacing.

S - Aroma of apple,banana, bubblegum, & white pepper.

T - Starts off with a taste of lemon, pear, and banana. White pepper and clove come through mid-palate. Finish is white pepper spiciness with a bitter hop bite.

M - Light bodied with high carbonation. Very crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - Nice beer with great flavor for being low ABV. A great warm weather beer.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Appearance: 1 inch head, high carbonation, straw yellow in color, clear

Smell: apple and hay

Taste: sweet apple, hay, lemon, slight banana

Mouthfeel: sweet start with funkiness, light bodied and high carbonation

Overall: A good saison. I like this a lot better than their Stateside Saison. Very light and crisp. A good warm weather sipping beer.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 9/18/2013. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, bread, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, bread, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light earthy/bready tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, bread, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very nice saison. All around good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pale yellow, well carbonated, fairly cloudy. The color is almost banana yellow.
S: Peppery, slight funk, some light noble hops, floral hops. Nice, mild, but inviting.
T: Same pepper, almost clove, balanced with a touch of pear-like fruit, some mild malt sweetness, slight corn touch, light bitterness, very nice kiss of floral hops, spicy, on the finish. Lovely beer. Very, very drinkable despite some of its complexity. The hops are just a bit too high maybe, adds to the drying qualities. Tasty, enjoyable.
M: Nice and dry, could be a little more carbonated actually, but it is well carbonated.
O: This beer is quite enjoyable, great flavor despite low ABV, very sessionable, very tasty. Would like the hops turned down just a bit. No major complaints here though.

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3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at The Trappist in Oakland. Poured into a regular pint glass.

Pale golden color. Fairly thick, white head.
A bit too watery for my taste, but it's a pretty interesting beer. Subtle fruity notes and a corn(y) maltiness lead the way to a bitter finish. Probably better with food than by itself.

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Classique from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 73.8% out of 100 with 523 ratings
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