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RATINGS: 704   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Stateside Saison pays homage to old world tradition while celebrating new world innovation. Naturally brewed with the finest European malts & fresh aromatic hops from the United States & New Zealand. It’s then fermented using a classic farmhouse ale yeast and bottle conditioned to enhance stability. The outcome is a beer of unique design and exquisite taste, showcasing some of the best attributes of modern-day craft brewing. (Brewed by Stillwater @ DOG Brewing Co.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7605) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2011
750 ml bottle.
Pours a dark, dirty, hazy orange colour with a large, white, foamy head. Aroma of strong sweet fruits such as mandarin orange, lemon and some caramel. Flavour of caramel, sweet fruits such as mandarin orange, some sour notes, yeast and mild spices. Medium bodied with a thick mouthfeel and smooth carbonation. Smooth, fruity, slightly sour finish. Better than Cellar Door definitely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 16, 2011
THOUGHTS: A very nice American example of a saison. If I didn’t know any better I would have sworn it was from Belgium. Almost too dry, though, which made it a little hard to drink after a while. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a quite hazy, light to medium orange with beautiful carbonation and a large to huge, off-white head the mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma was light light-colored bread; a hint of caramel; light to moderate lemon and lime hops (almost like 7Upor Sierra Mist); slight grapefruit and orange hops; moderate to heavy cheesy, funky and spicy yeasts; slight doughy yeast and pepper. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was rather sweet, moderately acidic, light to moderately bitter and lightly sour. There was light bread, sugar cookie, citrus hops (lemon and lime), funky yeast, dusty yeast, spicy yeast, doughy yeast, slight grapefruit and orange hops, sour lemon and pepper. The medium to full body was very dry with fizzy, pinprick carbonation and a dry and slightly astringent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2011
Bottle from Khiohsk, Copenhagen. Very fruity, oranges and peaches, pleasant funkiness and lots of more hoppy dryness than your standard saison. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2011
750ml bottle. First pour is a slightly hazy golden color with a huge frothy white head. Very strong and spicy aromas. Lots of fruit aromas; lemons and apricots. Citrusy, and floral hops. There’s a lot going on there. Onto the taste: At first you get the sweet fruity flavors. Lemons, citrus, and apricot with a mix of the hop for a little bittering effect. The finish is more spicy and peppery with a touch of the hops lingering through out. Quite complex and QUITE tasty Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Just overall a truly fantastic beer. Would def. purchase again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lefossoyeur (510) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2011
Golden orange with a whitish head. rustic nose with a strange citrussy note, like tang powder juice! Medium-light body, ok carbonation, on the sweet side, not refreshing like a saison should be. Very average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3514) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2011
Bottle. Golden, cloudy, small and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty –lightly wheaty and caramel sweetish aroma, fruitiness and yeast, faint citrus and spiciness. Body is medium, malty – wheaty and caramel sweetish flavor, fruitiness and yeast, faint hoppyness and spiciness. Finish is average, malty – wheaty and sweetish, some fruitiness. Caramel sweetish fruity saison – too sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3644) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2011
Bouteille de 750ml avec capsule métallique. Achetée au Vermont. Bière dorée, les fines bulles embellissent la vue. La mousse est blanche et durable. Le nez est frais, il en dégage des arômes de maïs (malt pils ?), de raisins blanc, d’une acidité rappelant le blé. La bière est ronde, elle offre une sensation crémeuse, encore le maïs vient gâcher la parti. 6/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Gotta love it’s hazed apricot color. Throws off a one finger bubbly head that settles like a sunset, slow but sure. Very spicy on the nose with hints of sweet malt. Medium full nectar with superior carbonation. This brew is spicy with a moderate malt backbone and an intense bittering component. I’m sure this will pair well with Asian fair. Well made!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (4046) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
(Merci Yan pour le verre !) Le liquide a une robe ambrée orangée. La tête mousseuse est petite mais tenace. Une dentelle s’accroche au verre. Au nez, des arômes de pain frôlent une banane forte et des pêches sucrées. Les épices signalent leur présence mais demeurent timides. Intéressant. Le goût me semble un peu fermé et malheureusement concentré sur des saveurs de malts pâles : aucune trace de rusticité, les papilles cherchent les fruits et les épices. Étonnant. En bouche, le liquide a une densité dans la moyenne avec une bonne effervescence et une texture douce, voire mousseuse. En finale, quelques notes amères bien plaisantes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2011
75cl, new American brewfirm Anno 2010, from Bierkompass Stolberg, complex brew, fruity and spicy, yet balanced, hazy, small head, good brew, yet expensive

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