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

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3.7
marcus (10222) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
On tap at City Beer. Pours cloudy golden with a rich white head and a winey aroma. There is a crisp fruity light malt flavor with a dry finish and a chardonnay aftertaste.

4.1
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2012
11.2oz bottle from The Perfect Pour, Elkridge. Very attractive pour, a sparkling gold with mild earthy sediment and a billowy head, with nice lacing. Great aroma, slightly sharp and herbal in places, dry barrel character elsewhere, saison spice and tropical fruit as well. Moderate and balanced brett infusions complement that Chard barrel so well, both contrasting with and complementing the spice and bright fruits. Terrific.

4.1
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle at Max’s during today’s Stillwater event. Served in a cervoise. Pours a slightly-hazed golden yellow color with a good white head and a bit of spotty lacing on the way down. Thin cap eventually fades to a nice collar. The nose brings forward a beautiful Chardonnay presence alongside a moderate amount of funk. Light vinous acidity as well as some oak. The flavor adds in some stone fruits but focuses mostly on slightly-vinous Chardonnay and oak alongside a moderate Brett-induced funk. Faint earth. Light body with a bit of tartness to it. Very nice carbonation and a smooth and dry finish. Really outstanding. Yet another big hit in this series.

3.9
egajdzis (6580) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus, honey, vanilla, chardonnay, grass, and brett. Taste of citrus, toast, honey, brett, vanilla, chardonnay, and a dry, earthy, yeast finish.

4.2
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2012
33cl bottle: Pours a clear effervescent deep golden with a large stringy-lacing airy white head. Has a lightly sweet biscuity nose with fresh vinous oaky notes and a touch of light fruits. Starts with good fullness and plenty of carbonation with a semi-sweet biscuity maltiness and plenty of tart vinous oak and grape flavors before a drier tart finish. Well-balanced and complex throughout. This should age well.

4.2
emacgee (4675) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Thanks mom. Pours a bright lemon rind yellow with a light haze and one finger of white head. Very nice nose, lots of dry citric notes. Very fruity with notes of raw pineapple juice and pine resin. Awesome, very bretty and earthy with a light funk. Lots of raw fruit in the flavor with a lightly grassy character. Pineapple all over the place. Lightly peppery. Dry palate with lots of fruit and a hint of spice.

3.8
drfabulous (7941) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2011
12 ounce thanks to James. Gusher. Mostly wine (Chardonnay). Very crisp if not dry. Subtle brett.

3.4
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Stateside Saison, Chardenay Barrel
Date: September 16, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: opaque yellow, frothy white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, fleeting touch of fruity grape, musty spicyness
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, malty sweetness, growing winey character adds lots of depth, plenty of saison spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

I would like to rerate this beer.

3.9
Ratman197 (14830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle shared by BeerandBlues2 (thanks Brad) poured a hazy gold with a smalllingering white head. Aromas of white wine, straw, lemon, oak and light barnyard. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of white wine, oak, straw, light citrus and light barnyard with a crisp dry lingering white wine finish.

4.3
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Pours very clear gold with visible effervescence, dense creamy head, and retention that lasts for hours. Aroma is mildly bretty with Chardonnay/white wine limestone minerality responsible for the main character as well as notes of pepper, honey, and melon. Taste is horsey brett bruxellensis funktivity, limestone minerality, and mild oak barrel sourness. Body is super silky, medium mouthfeel, effervescent, dry minerally finish. Overall, this has more in common with a wine than with most beers. Awesomely complex.


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