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RATINGS: 777   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. Its 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.)

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Goldenish amber, moderate to large sudsy off-white head, nice lacing.   Musty bready aroma, somewhat dank and sweaty.   Barnish and grassy on the tongue, very dull floral aspect.   A little spritzy.   While dull it does have a bright grassy aspect, just the floral side is dull.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   A little more lively on the backside, but still has this sweaty sock aspect.   Remains musty and a little basement like all the way to the finish.   Not the floral sharp type of saison I like, but otherwise its decent.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjs (7046) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2011
(Draught at Pikkulintu, 20111125) The beer poured pale orange and cloudy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had white wine, spices and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were spices, white wine, mild sourness, hops, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was spicy and bitter. Nice saison with white wine twist.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (8249) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2011
75 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 18.06.2011
Earthy and sourish aroma has some farmhouse notes and spices. Flavour is spicy, tart and somewhat sour with some citrus. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2011
In taster at Churchills. Looks dark yellow. White head. Smells like and amber farmhouse. Tastes like a pale farmehouse with bitterness and roughness. Would be a great lawnmower beer. Overall 7.5 of 10.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brandman (2933) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2011
HAzy orange body, white head. Aroma of ginger, perppers, spices and yeast. Flavour is spicy, floury, yeasty with some orange blossoms. Quite unorthodox and couldnt catch the clue of this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Hazy orange golden layered color with frothy ivory foam. Awesome dry hay, dry spice, dusty pale malt, dry cracker aromas. Smooth light mouthfeel. Awesome dusty pale malt, dry spice, dry cracker flavors with a lightly sweet fruitiness--simply awesome brew

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Appearance: cloudy straw with white bubbles around the edges with broken patches in the middle.
Nose: sour lemons, dried grass, hay, and farmyard funk. Lemon peel and pith. Brushed leather shammy. White pepper and grains of paradise.
Palate: smooth and medium bodied. Sweet with a dry and bitter finish. Hay and straw in the finish bitter lemon. Key lime, bitter peel. White pepper. Kumquat.
Final Thoughts: a solid saison. Clean crisp and straightforward profile to make any Belgian saison aficionado content.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 10, 2011
750 ml bottle. A hazy medium to dark blonde beer, with a huge, frothy, lacing, fully lasting white head. The aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/bread), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs, grass), lightly to moderately yeasty (earth, must/mold), with notes of pepper, lemon, orange, grape, perhaps a touch of mint and coriander. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, very long finish with moderate bitterness. Excellent stuff, complex. drinkable, quaffable, not over the top example, it feels almost completely Belgian, not overly spicy, Rustic and satisfying.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daleharshman (1062) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 8, 2011
750 ml bottle purchased a little over a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($11.29). Pours a honey-orange hue with huge fluffy white head (started coming out of the bottle when I opened it) with good retention. Aroma of dusty malts, musty horseblanket, yeast, some caramel, and some fruit. Flavor of tasty caramel, bready malts, citrus-y fruit, tangy peppery spice, and some yeast. Dry-ish finish. Decent saison, but not much interesting or exciting here. For the price, I think it should be much better. (329, 635)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4056) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Numerous bottles and most recently a cask pour at Avenue Pub. Rating the cask version. Super cloudy orange golden with a sudsy white head. Nose is spices, yeast, citrus, esters. Flavor is similar, a little grass, flowers, quite estery. Slightly dry, slightly sweet finish. A little different each time I have it but always enjoyable.


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