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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Aged for 9 months in freshly emptied Chardonnay barrels and re-fermented with multiple strains of Brettanomyces.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (5992) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
In short: A superbly drinkable rustic blonde saison with nice oak barrel presence without falling into vinous territory. Wow!
How: Bottle 11.2oz. Consumed probably fresh approximately 2 months after purchase. Bottle from my lovely teddy bear Paul
The look: Cloudy shining blonde-orange body topped by a long-lasting small white head leaving good lacings on the glas
In long: The white wine barrels are quite apparent in the aroma yet the very nice rustic yeast and overall character of the regular Stateside Saison still shines. Pretty impressive how the barrel aging was done without sacrificing the excellent regular base beer. Taste is full of fresh crunchy cereals, dry wood, sawdust, dry lemon skin, pineapples, crackers, floral notes, strong farmhouse rustic character bordering clean pedio funkiness. Basically a great beer, quite different from the regular Stateside Saison and just as good if not better. And brewers need to make more complex Saison beers because *I* love them, and until there’s an episode of Mythbusters that proves I’m not the center of the universe I’ll continue believing it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6349) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2012
330 ml bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Gusher alert, as soon as the cap is popped halfway. Eventually settles down and pours a hazed gold with a small white head and visible yeast sediment at the bottom. Aroma of chardonnay, oak, funk, citrus, peach, pear, apricot, herbs and peppery spices. Flavor of chardonnay, peaches, sweet malts, herbs, and pepper. Doesn’t seem to have the complexity of the aroma, but just as good nonetheless. Light-bodied, with medium-high carbonation and a crisp and tart mouthfeel that becomes more funky as it goes on. Another classic from Stillwater.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5322) - Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle to glass. Looks good; orange with nice carbonation and lacing. Smells pretty good; you can pick up the Chardonnay barrels. Way overpriced for the $10+ price tag for a 12 oz beer. End of story.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3225) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2012
Rating #1600. At blind tiger. Bottle pour hazy golden pour with white head. Aroma is very funky, Chardonnay, oak and citrus notes. Flavor is oak, vanilla, with Citrus and hop tones almost muted, still outstanding.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9065) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle… Hazy apricot-colored ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Decent retention. The bouquet is spicy and herbal with less prominent notes of wood, white wine and acidity. Medium-bodied and astringent with airy carbonation. Tastes a bit like Orval – hoppy, dry and a quite spicy. Finishes crisp, raspy and dry. Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (3470) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is chardonnay, oak, light fruit, cookie and biscuit malt, and floral hops. Flavor is malt dominate with supporting fruit esters and faint hops; chardonnay undertones throughout with a dry finish. Light/medium body, medium carbonation, and medium warmth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1369) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
pour is a very hazed golden yellow with a creamy white head and a fair bit of bubbles. The nose is very minnerally with some golden grapes an light chard barrel. The flavor is more salty with some bright golden fruits. The barrel is light with a touch of mineral. The body is light and very carbonated. It is a touch messy, not super tight.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6421) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
On tap at City Beer. Pours cloudy golden with a rich white head and a winey aroma. There is a crisp fruity light malt flavor with a dry finish and a chardonnay aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2012
11.2oz bottle from The Perfect Pour, Elkridge. Very attractive pour, a sparkling gold with mild earthy sediment and a billowy head, with nice lacing. Great aroma, slightly sharp and herbal in places, dry barrel character elsewhere, saison spice and tropical fruit as well. Moderate and balanced brett infusions complement that Chard barrel so well, both contrasting with and complementing the spice and bright fruits. Terrific.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle at Max’s during today’s Stillwater event. Served in a cervoise. Pours a slightly-hazed golden yellow color with a good white head and a bit of spotty lacing on the way down. Thin cap eventually fades to a nice collar. The nose brings forward a beautiful Chardonnay presence alongside a moderate amount of funk. Light vinous acidity as well as some oak. The flavor adds in some stone fruits but focuses mostly on slightly-vinous Chardonnay and oak alongside a moderate Brett-induced funk. Faint earth. Light body with a bit of tartness to it. Very nice carbonation and a smooth and dry finish. Really outstanding. Yet another big hit in this series.


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