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RATINGS: 662   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
starting with a base of German wheat & pale malts this crisp slightly hazy foundation was then accented with a blend of Sterling & Citra hops providing a intricate blend of herbal grass & tangerine citrus flavors and aroma. to pull this all together and to complete the ’cleansing’ aspect of my vision i gently finished the ale off with a touch of white sage, lending a mild earthy spice character to the blend. of course let’s not forget our house saison yeast that brought all the elements together leaving a dry yet intricate finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13616) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
A: First pours are glasses completely full of foam. Eventually I’m able to get some beer and the hazed golden-orange color reveals itself. S: A lot of yeast on the nose, could have been kicked up due to the extremely active carbonation. Plenty of phenols like white pepper and the sage is very strong as well. Some floral notes, grass, and a slight mustiness. Just a bit of a cracker malt and wheat aroma. T: Sweet sage is quite evident, but still restrained enough to be a pleasant taste. Floral and fruit (pears and apples) notes go nicely with a slightly sweet malt flavor. The finish is nicely dry and crisp. M: Medium in body with a very high level of carbonation. D: A good beer, but nothing amazing. Their beers are all good, but nothing so great that I would really want to stock up.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1706) - Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2011
A new brewery from my state of MD, nice! This is one of my more favorite saison’s, I hope to get it on draft in DC sometime.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (4684) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Pear and lemon nose, with a fair amount of funk. Opaque amber, medium head. Delightful citrus punch, orange and lime, funk at midpalate. Finishes with rosemary and lime zest. Moderate strength, not overstated. I’m 2 for 2 with Stillwater and have yet to be disappointed. Outstanding brewer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4736) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2011
This beer was a great introduction to Stillwater. Pours dull golden with a nice sized sturdy white head. The aroma is very soft and floral with gentle spices, chamomile, spicy hops, flowers, light fruit and dry saison yeastiness - great aroma. Medium body that’s a bit rough with mildly harsh carbonation that works well for it. The taste starts quite hoppy with lots of spicy and floral hop traits. There is an overall dryness and gentleness from the spices and a nice saison earthiness. The finish has some nectar fruits added along with black pepper. Excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (4207) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Prairie Moon (?), Evantston, IL tap ($7): Pours a pale, slightly cloudy color with a white head. Aroma is, to the surprise of no one, full of spices, citrus, and yeast. I didn’t notice the sage right off the bat, but with enough effort you can find it. I noticed something akin to lemongrass in there, but reading the description that might be from the combination of hops. The taste is very smooth (and unfortunately, I got mine in a really small glass, so there wasn’t that much to relish), with sufficient hops to give this beer and American character, but still maintain the lightness of the saison style. Tons of different spices and flowers become evident from every given sip. And of course, my favorite part of a beer, the yeast.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1394) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle. Pour is cloudy golden yellow with a large fluffy white head. Aroma is fairly subtle chamomile, lemon, light floral hop, light grass/ hay, and a light creaminess. Flavor is very smooth notes of chamomile, light spice, faint herbal notes, light hay and a creamy smooth finish. This is so smooth yest flavorful. Really a great saison.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - FEB 20, 2011
22oz. bottle served in a Blvd. Tank 7 tulip. Bottle conditioned. Lots of carbonation. Poured a hazy pale gold with a thick, rocky white head. Citrus, yeast spice and sage in aroma. Light bodied, crisp and dry. More citrus and sage in the flavor, bit of hops as well. Very drinkable. Sage is present, but not in your face, interesting beer.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
changeup45 (1721) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle from DaSilky1. A slow pour produces a huge fluffy head that sits atop a golden body the whole way through. The aroma is really quite hoppy for a Saison with florals, citrus, yeast, and a bit of a barnyard funky scent. The flavors are spicy but very delicate. Citrusy hops with lots of herbal notes; sage, lavender, and clove, along with light grass, and spring flowers. Man, this stuff just flows along without any effort at all. In a way, this reminds me of Boulevard Tank 7 (a good beer) but not as aggressively hopped and far more clean and delicate. This is an incredible beer, I might be ISO another bottle already. There’s more I probably should be saying but I just put the pen and paper away and sat back and enjoyed every last sip of this stuff. The sign of a true masterpiece.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBoxer (2457) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Draft @ DBA brooklyn. Pale gold color nice head. Smells of lemon. Spice and everything nice. Tastes of hopswith a bitter balance.carbonation is not overpowering or is the citrus. Another good saison from stillwater.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2011
750 ml bottle courtesy of TheEpeeist. I think it’s available in the market now in Chicago though. Thanks! Pours a hazy golden glowing hue, a lively carbonation, bigger frothy whitish cakey head dies down, laces ok. Well carbonated, light haze with glowing fiery gold. Aromas are a big blast of orange/tangerines, touches of fruity esters and grainy bread, dust and mellow yeastiness with faint pepper, bigger pineapple and apple fruity qualities, a touch of lemon rind, florals, and sun tan lotion. Initial is lighter bodied, a gentle soapiness, sweet malts move into the fold: dough and sweet fruits, apple and pineapple with a touch of acidity, light florals, dryness, and touches of light spice, faint yeast. Light bitterness, dry, touches of yeastiness, light bubbly carbonation, creamy quality. Touches of tangerines, citrusy rind, grass, light sweetness. Interesting, not too floral for me. Really a nice lighter Saison with good flavors and a decent complexity, for a non-bretted beer. Aroma wins me over, the beer itself is solid (though, not world moving).


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