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RATINGS: 697   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.)


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2010
750 ml. hazy orange with a heavy classic saison head. very nice. i really enjoyed this one. crisp and clean and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1378) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2010
Golden amber, toasty, malty, crisply hopped. But of sweetness and alcohol heat, but overall dryish, drinkable and tasty. Fruity yeasty esters are relatively restrained, compared to other US-made Belgian-inspired beers, but could be more so. Appreciated the beer more when paired with corn tortellini at Birch & Barley. Among the better US-made saisons I’ve had. I’m afraid that’s not saying much.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Sample at the Hawai’i Admission Day tasting from a bottle shared by me. Clear orange-yellow, whitish cover. Aroma is spicy, funky. Taste is more spicy, pear, apple, funk.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (2177) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Bomber 8/28/10

My friend Ben brought three of these back from Baltimore for me -- he’s the man. Golden orange pour, full off-white head. Aggressive nose of clementine orange peel and coriander, also biscuit and very subtle hints of mustiness. Somewhat sticky, clearly in the >6 ABV domain rather than lower and in more traditional saison territory. The flavor brings out the biscuity malts which are excellent, again that mandarin peel and coriander. Pretty strong hop close pushing rich hop oils late. I see this as one of the better American saisons I’ve had, though not my favorite interpretation of saison. A lot rests on how this one will age, I’d say. If it mellows and brings out the dusty character, it’ll be a winner. As it stands now, I feel that I’m being generous with a 3.8.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 03/08/2010 Floral aroma. Golden coloured and hazy in appearance with a fruity banana flavour. A hint of dryness in a spicy malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6691) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 25, 2010
On tap at R&H NY
Aroma mild , flowery , floral , citrus with alcohol. Good.
Appearance visible carbonation, clear golden brew. Medium fine top.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied with soft base. Light bitterness with some dryness to it. Herbal top with citrusy finishing. Late touch of mint. Very nicely composed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12585) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark amber gold with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is light earthy and citric sour. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is earthy/barnyard, tannic, yeast and citrus sour. Nice flavor combos.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Sampled at the Hawai’i Admission Day tasting. Pours a brass color with big whitish head. The aroma is spicy with white pepper, lemongrass, and a subtle honeyish floral note. The flavor is slight sweet earthiness, black pepper, sage, and a hint of cumin. It leaves a very floral aftertaste. Quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Pours dark golden with a rich white head and a sharp citrus aroma. There is a carbonated barnyard flavor that starts sweet and finishes bitter and sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22942) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2010
Cask@GBBF2010. Hazy orange colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, wood, caramel, some hops and mild nectary and vanillaish notes. Flavour is very fruity, a bit funky with some citrus and a bit earthy notes.


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