DougHnut70 (70) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle with great art poured into a tulip. Cloudy, amber, nice thick head that disappears quickly. Smells like a typical Belgian with citrus and grass, but tastes like a cross between a Belgian (a la Duvel) and a Saison but with a slight hoppy aftertaste like an IPA. Medium pour with some carbonation. I enjoyed this as an alternative to a typical Belgian - thx Fernando.
jbuskirk (1024) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 10, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stillwater’s Stateside Saison captures the essence of so many lovely things. Malty sweetness, earthy yeast, American and New Zealand hops that are spicy, floral, and tropical. Sweet/sour, juicy/dry, funky/smooth. Stateside Saison plays with all these paradoxical dynamics. The end result is a really well-rounded Saison. So far this is the most straight-forward and predictable brew I’ve had from Stillwater, but it’s highly drinkable, thanks to its superb balance.
UXO (1131) - CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with a short, short-lived white head diminishing rapidly to nothing, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: stone fruit, apples, grassy funk, bready yeast. (7/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, mild bitter, mild tart. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate-high carbonation, bone dry moderate bitter and mild tart finish. (3/5)
Not sure what the relationship is between this and Cellar Door, but in my opinion this suffered by comparison to Cellar Door. It’s still a nice saison, but doesn’t have the depth and complexity of Cellar Door. The finish is also dryer but a bit harsher, and on the whole it just doesn’t feel as well put together. Good, not great. (14/20)
TXBadger (2230) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy yellow golden color with fizzy white head. Citrus, coriander, other spice, yeast/bread and some light floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with wheat and coriander.
Ffelipe (64) - BRAZIL - JAN 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cerveja clara, dourado opaco, aroma frutado proeminência do abacaxi, gosto ácido com leve toque de azedo...
Erasmus_ro (2182) - Alabama, USA - JAN 8, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is coriander, spiciness, some lemon. Taste is spicy, lemony, some eucalyptus, mint. Strong carbonation, fairly light.
jhamp9 (1457) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber pour with a white head and decent lacing. Aroma is citrus, dough, spice, and light bubble gum. Taste follows the nose. Very clean flavors. Light body with soft carbonation.
kidmartinek (4161) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at TAP in Mong Kok. Pours hazy copper. Thick white ring head. Complicated aroma, very fruity and creamy. Medium palate. Tastes like dessert, not a saison, which is usually thin, dry and peppery.
onceblind (6379) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden with a thin sticky white head. Lovely grassy and herbal hop aroma mixed with a crisp little saison malt profile. Clean and bright flavor with some nuanced herbal bitterness, clean saison mealtimes, a touch of Belgian funk, a little grassy citrus, and a dryish Belgian estery finish with a whisper more of grassy floral hops. Really unique and complex.
Cristobal37 (534) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeasty herbal vegetable garden aroma. Very malty at first then comes the expected citrus and bitter orange rind. Pleasant and light. Much more targeted for a summer day than winter night but very refreshing and tasty.
Tognetta (532) - Campinas, BRAZIL - OCT 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Alaranjada, boa formação de espuma e persistência. Aroma de frutas tropicais amarelas, levemente acida e adocicads, mel. Paladar bem distribuído entre a acidez e dulçor. Corpo leve e média/alta carbonatação. Aftertaste lembra a mel, sensação prazerosa carbonatada, final levemente seco e lupulado.