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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Mikkel and Brian are two of the world’s most unconventional brewers. By designing beers at various breweries around the globe, they have found the freedom to experiment and innovate, resulting in unique beers that often blur the lines of definition. After having met at a festival in Bodegraven, NL the two realized that their first creations both were called Stateside. It was then an obvious decision to make the two recipes into a new product, packed full of piney, resinous hops, and backed by the esters of a farmhouse yeast strain.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks Jetson! Pours a hazy golden appearance with a big fluffy, cream colored head. Musty, barnyard, light lemon, herbal aroma. A bit peppery, somewhat spicy, straw, light vanilla, straw flavor with a dry finish. Pretty nice Saison for a session ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Tropical fruitiness is grounded in floral honey and herbal hops in this prickly farmhouse brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the misty pale gold.
-Mouthfeel could be fluffier for the style.
-Malts contribute hay-like allusions.
-Body is lean and carbonation quite bubbly, hard.
-There is a lot going on in there, but I can’t say it gels completely for now.

Bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2043) - NORWAY - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle, shared by edvard june 2012. hazy orange body, big white lively head. Aroma of belgian yeast, citrus, pepper, grain. Taste is fruity with spicy yeast notes, caramel, slightly sour. very carbonated, which fits this beer nice. Hoppy grassy and dry finish with a sweetness coming through in the aftertaste. I enjoyed this beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
matt7215 (2161) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. hazed golden, white head. great fermentation character. dry finish. quite complex. really good belgian blond with farmhouse character.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2012
The aroma is very yeasty and fruity with malt, grass, and leaves. The appearance is hazy gold with a large head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is average. Overall an interesting beer but a bit to hoppy for me.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2012
there is lots of character in this beer. flavors of golden wheat malts and the use of lots of herbs and spices including rosemary, white pepper and thyme. its really frothy with some massive head retention.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2012
25.4 oz. Bottle, I’d brought home from Baltimore. Purchased at Urban Cellar in 7/2012 and stored in the fridge. A beautiful Belgian strong ale from two greats. Pine hop, grapefruit sour scent, a touch of resin. Bit white bubbly head of a orange copper pour. Lighter bodied than I expected with a fizzy feel. Pine hop fronted taste, grapefruit sour dominated taste with some yeasty earthiness underneath, and resin on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8406) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle from recent Maine trip. So looking forward to this one, what would be the problem then? Fresh fruity and yeasty aromas greet me. Tasty peach, apricot, lemon, white pepper with the mix. The problem - way too much carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Tried this beer in the bottle at Public House in the Venetian/Palazzo Las Vegas, NV. Nice piney hop and farmhouse yeast notes in the aroma and taste. A great collaboration, a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4654) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle: Poured a hazy deep orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma of hoppy dry notes with semi-sweet Belgian malt base is quite nice. Taste is a complex mix between some hoppy dry notes with light cat pee notes which are well balanced against some sweet rustic malt notes. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Another solid offering from a brewer that I love more and more.


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