Stillwater Stateside Saison - French Oak Chips

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Stateside Saison aged in a single oak Chardonnay Barrel. 7.2% alc. by vol. Total production came to 2 sixtels, and 10 cases of 11.2oz bottles.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (2813) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2014
American style French Farmhouse Ale (Saison). It has a splendid little amount of floral taste to it. Pleasant, and not overbearing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (13056) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Cask. Pours hazy orange with ruby hints and a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, fruity esters, oak, light vinous notes, hay and straw malt with grape notes. Flavor is oak, Belgian yeast, vinous, fruity esters, medium malt, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2011
murky hay colored, sliver of a white head. Nose is metallic, orange, light citrus and Brett. Flavor is dusty Brett, orange, pepper, light lotion. Pleasant, light dryness from oak but muddled overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Cask @ Maxs. Golden orange pour with some white head. Citrus, dry earthy and floral hop aroma tones. Leather, funk, fruity, dry hop tones, Delicious brew, best of the fest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2010
(Cask) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of earth, herbs, wood, florals, pineapple, and warm biscuits. Flavor of oak, earth, herbs, some vanilla, light pineapple, subtle brett, and citrus with a moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - NOV 8, 2010
NOTF 10 Hazy Orange/brown pour. Aroma is funky wood, a nice blend of brett and saison yeast. Tannins remain very light, letting the beer shine through in a funky, yeasty flavor that is quite delicious. Really glad I stopped in at this station

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (10259) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Pouring at Night of the Funk on the Friday night of Belgian Beer Fest in Boston. Pours a hazed brown to orange amber with a thin white head. Light brett and funk and wood, gentle and subtle musk. Lightly funky, sweet and soft. Gentle musk. Light tannins. Yummy stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WALSH (1) - Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2010 does not count
Imp pint glass at Maxs on Broadway, Baltimore. Beautiful hoppy, barnyard aromas...just funky enough to get me excited. The palate was a godsend of crisp floral undertones with a nice blend of sour-citrus and musty pine. Ran home after to find out more about this brewer...very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (14106) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Cask, Batch #2, French Oak, dry hopped with Simcoe, Columbus, Cascade, Centennial. Minimal off head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some yeast, bread, light pepper. Medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2010
20100213 Cask at Maxs BBF, Stillwater release party,etc. Deep orange color with solid, lasting beige head of thick froth. Aroma is vinous, grapey, juicy fruit, honey, light young oak. I was pleased that the oak presence in this one did not overwhelm with copious vanilla or ghastly buttery notes. Instead it complemented nicely with the springtime fruitiness of the hops, melding for a soft cooked peach or apricot essence. Soft palate, slightly thinner, more approachable than the un-oaked version, with brisk finishing hop bitterness. Tons of yeast throughout pleasantly adds to the experience, also nicely incorporated. Nice example of well applied oak improving an already excellent beer.

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