Classique | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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3.85/5
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525 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Thorpe429 on 03-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,118
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
525
pDev:
10.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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24
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Photo of mattbk
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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Photo of shleepy
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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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Herky21
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Spikester
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy pale gold with a large foamy white head that has good retention. Laces the glass pretty well. Smell is mild banana clove white pepper. Some yeasty biscuit as well.
Taste is similar to the nose but less pungent. There is a good amount of hop bitterness in the dry finish. Body is light and carbonation was just right. Overall a very flavorful beer for such a low abv.

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Photo of BT_Bobandy
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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

12 oz can. Canned(?) date stamped on the bottom of August(?) 2013.
Pours pale golden-yellow; hazy; very good head.

Aroma: banana, bubblegum, green tomato ... there's more, and in total it is much nicer than this mix sounds.

Flavor: some Belgian notes; like nose; no musk or funk.

Feel: very clean, especially for style

O: Another excellent canned beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Pours a nice shiny filtered lemon colour. Good head/lacing.

Nose is light banana phenols, lemon sherbet, subtle bite of pine and a little pear.

Taste is lemon, bit of pear, bit of the banana phenols. Strong and persistent bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is a lot about a mineral-y pear character. Decent body for the ABV and competitive carbonation.

Very solid "table" beer. Hop character evoked Sorachi Ace for me, and there's enough evidence Sorachi Ace works well with farmhouse beers by now.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Pleasantly surprised to have found the ideal warm weather beer (in theory) for me. A sessionable saison in six packs of cans? Shit. High expectations going in, within reason. I was hoping for something better than Victory Swing but obviously not DuPont.

A: Hard to say because I drank from the can, but cloudy for sure which is one of my biggest gripes with Victory Swing. An unfiltered saison to me feels like heresy.

S: Yeasty, spicy, and fruity. Smells real good.

T: Reminds me of Victory Swing to an extent BUT slightly more balanced and nuanced, but still very clove/pepper heavy with some nice Belgian character.

M: This is what, in my opinion, makes this beer so great. Despite it being what I'd consider a session saison, the mouthfeel and carbonation are spot on and it's tough to tell you're drinking something under 5%. Awesome

O: Coming into this with high expectations, I must say I'm impressed overall. For a $11 sixer, I need good reason to buy something like that frequently and, honestly, I can see myself buying this very frequently as summer approaches. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

RB

12oz can picked up at the COOP a month back.. pours clear straw golden.. white head with flecks in the pillow.

Big phenolic bubblegum and minor clove and peppercorn.. white wheat.. green apple esters.

Flavor is nicely done with the lower ABV... clovey phenols and grassy/lemon hops mesh a fermented out pale malt essence..

big carbonation.. still pretty drinkable... The low ABV is special, I would like to see this more often in the coolers.

3.25/3.5/3.75/3.5/3.5

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Photo of yeaprolly
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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