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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Aged for 9 months in freshly emptied Chardonnay barrels and re-fermented with multiple strains of Brettanomyces.

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3.4
yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy yellow to orange with a small white head. Aroma is bretty and orange fruity. Smooth fruity, wineous and fruity. Lingering and fruity finish.

3.9
joergen (28142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy golden coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, oak, spices and hops with notes of brett. Sweet and fruity flavour of brett and white wine with notes of oak. Fruity finish.

3.4
Ungstrup (37593) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, chardonnay grapes, citrusy hops, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of chardonnay grapes, malt, and citrusy hops, leading to a bitter finish. The body is light, I guess due to a low final gravity.

4.1
CloakedDagger (2486) - - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a cloudy golden with a white head. Heavy bretty and funky nose, loads of horse blanket here. Medium body, lowish carbonation, sweet fruit and then iron and blood, massive barnyard and Brett with loads of minerals. No real bitterness. Amazing! 161113

3.7
alexsdad06 (10421) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle shared by me with Tmoney99 (late summer 2011). Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma was tart, vinous, chardonnay comes through, some wood and herbal notes with some funk. The flavor is dry vinous, but smoothed a bit from the wood, mildly tart, light spices, Chardonnay notes, light funk, Brett character is there. The nose was just a bit better than the flavor.

3.6
weihenweizen (3826) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a tulip. Pours hazy golden with medium white head. Sour aroma, lots of lacing, medium body, and well carbonated. Taste is tart, oak, and vinous.

3.6
JStax (6502) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
375 ml bottle. Pours a hazy copper with a white head of foam. Decent retention. Aroma has the brett must and earthy driness. Some zing from the chardonnay barrels comes through in the finish. Wish it tasted more like it smells.

4.3
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2013
33cl bottle - $8.99 at Mink’s Package Store in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a heavily clouded, dark golden body with a modestly-sized, white head that settles quickly.

Smell: Fresh flowery notes, bright citrus, orchard fruits, with a slight spiciness amongst the modest-scented base of pilsner and wheat maltiness given a big sip of white wine (touching on oak barrel a bit) while all the while there is a noted acetic edge to it.

Taste: Pilsner malt base, slight honeyed sweetness paired with a pleasant, buttery chardonnay. Light floral tones, lightly citric citrus fruits. Amply bitter. Sweetish pears, fresh apple. Yeast character is charmingly spicy, the brett character, well, it was surprisingly more restrained than I had anticipated. Some sweet hints of sugar and honey come forth, as does a perky acidity, but the crisp suds help keep the finish easy-breezy and relatively dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Sharp, curt, yet oddly subtle carbonation.

Overall: Quite enjoyable. I can safely say I bear no ill will toward the barrel-aged Stateside Saison.

3.8
Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
11.2 oz bottle 2/21/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-40° in Tulip. Starting slowly oozing out of bottle after opening. Pours a murky yellow with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, brett, citrus, and wine. Taste of the same with the wine coming out on the back end. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.

4.5
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2013
P: An enormous eruption once the cap was popped. Luckily I had a glass close by. Beautiful cloudy orange gold body with a huge tower of white frothy head that reversed to a thin bubbly wake. Wet lacing along the edges leaving behind chunky yeast particles. S: Chardonnay, brett sourness, earthy yeast and oak shine at the forefront. Lemon zest, lime, grains of paradise, white grapes and a bouquet of peppery spices. Aroma is very similar to a sparkling white wine. T/M: Earthy yeast, providing a palate covering must, with pears, green apple peels, and white grapes. Aroma is funkier than the palate but much earthier and a lingering spicy profile that warms the back of your throat. Body is acidic, light and vivaciously carbonated. Finishes boozy and dry with bitter apple peels sprinkled with lemon juice. Creates a feel of being in a dusty attic. O: I gotta say I’m loving Stillwater so far. This is a great saison that really exploded with wine aroma and Brett funk. The taste was much more faint than the nose but still worked well. I would have liked more Brett funk flavor but all in all a success. Cheers!


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