Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz. bottle, served in a Bell’s tulip. Gushed slightly when I opened it (had been sitting in my fridge for a few weeks).
A: Pours a very cloudy deep yellow with some orange hues mixed in. Pure white head, about one finger in height that sticks around for quite sometime. Nice sheets of lace follow me down the glass.
S: Very reminiscent of a wild ale. A nice fruity sourness takes over with a slight bit of funk. Some oaky characteristics follow with a little white wine and green grape.
T: Much more funky yeast in the taste than in the nose. Subtle tartness with a very fine oak. Light white wine flavor as well. It feels as though the barrel qualities and the funky yeast are trying to fight for dominance. Not blending all that well.
M: Light to medium bodied with a nice crisp bite. Well carbonated with a dry funk finish.
O: Smelt like a wild ale and drank like a saison. While it was good, the taste was a slight let down as it felt like the barrel qualities and the funk were tangling to be the front runner and neither really won. The two flavors sat side by side as opposed to together. Still a nice beer though.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-11-2011
jhgrantjr (429) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Beautiful golden, amber color. Aroma of spices, citrus, lemons. Taste is great. Lively carbonation, but not overpowering. I can taste the Chardonnay, but blended well with the saison flavors of citrus, lemons, spices. This is a great beer.
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phaleslu (7107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
b3shine (6149) - Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
sonnycheeba (4031) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
cpetrone84 (1581) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
vtafro (4215) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
marcus (7083) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
hopscotch (9892) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!