drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce thanks to James. Gusher. Mostly wine (Chardonnay). Very crisp if not dry. Subtle brett.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Stateside Saison, Chardenay Barrel
Date: September 16, 2011
Appearance: opaque yellow, frothy white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, fleeting touch of fruity grape, musty spicyness
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, malty sweetness, growing winey character adds lots of depth, plenty of saison spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
I would like to rerate this beer.
Ratman197 (9030) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by BeerandBlues2 (thanks Brad) poured a hazy gold with a smalllingering white head. Aromas of white wine, straw, lemon, oak and light barnyard. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of white wine, oak, straw, light citrus and light barnyard with a crisp dry lingering white wine finish.
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very clear gold with visible effervescence, dense creamy head, and retention that lasts for hours. Aroma is mildly bretty with Chardonnay/white wine limestone minerality responsible for the main character as well as notes of pepper, honey, and melon. Taste is horsey brett bruxellensis funktivity, limestone minerality, and mild oak barrel sourness. Body is super silky, medium mouthfeel, effervescent, dry minerally finish. Overall, this has more in common with a wine than with most beers. Awesomely complex.
jbeatty (945) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden hazy straw, fizzy head, massively carbonated coming out (slight gusher). Nose has strong chardonnay character, green apples and pears, pineapple, pepper spices. Tart green apple flavor, oak, brett, with spicy herbal bitterness, citrus rind and malts coming though in the end. Finishes dry. Overall pretty nice, but perhaps a bit overbalanced by the barrel character.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Ratman’s house, courtesy of beerandblues2. Thanks a bunch, Brad! Cloudy, yellow-orange appearance with a white head. Tangy, tart bretty, barnyard, pineapple-mango citrusy aroma. Tart, pineapple-tangerine-mango citrusy, bretty, musty, barnyard, vinous flavor with a somewhat dry finish. Thanks again Brad!
tastybeer (1607) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy GT2, thx sir! Pour is straw gold with a nice white head, good retention/lace. Aroma is musty brett, chardonnay, fruity esters (pear, green apple), oak. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, brett, dough, melon, pear. Overall very dry. Palate is very crisp/effervescent, dry, lightly bitter finish.
Reynolds314 (2089) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
You know where you find a beer like this? On the most hipster street in Boston, Newbury Street... This beer is so full of itself, but for good reason. A fantastic saison which is made better by subtle and careful barrel aging. Notes of chardonnay and a very light tartness and funk help accent the base beer which Is good to begin with. Stillwater is such and interesting lineup of beers that I never know what Im going to get.
crossovert (6351) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Upon uncapping this one erupts as if it were explosive diarrhea, the beer literally shoots out of the bottle upwards. I should have read reviews before opening this. 11.2 oz brown bottle.
It pours a nice slightly hazy orangeish gold with a fizzy bright white head.
The smell is pretty good. Lots of chardonnay in the scent, it has some oak, green apple, and a nice acidity. The yeast is also there with some acidity. There is also some nice tropical fruit.
The flavor is pretty good. A bit sweet but nice notes form the barrel and a noticeable brett presence. The mouthfeel was better than I was expecting. If you like Chardonnay and don’t mind a bit of brett try this one it is interesting.
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tiny very expensive bottle, big Chardonnay aromas. Some Brett and lacto. Love the Belgian flavors, sweetness from the barrels. Dry finish. This is simply awesome