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RATINGS: 793   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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. It’s 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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3.2
gunnar (9403) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2011
Shared bottle at Haandtverkerstuene, Oslo. Pours light golden with a tiny white head. Aroma of belgian yeast and spices. Taste is light fruity tartness plus a bit of pepper. Medium bodied. Ends very dry.

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Sigmund (7820) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2011
Shared 750 ml bottle, at Håndverkerstuene, Oslo. ABV 6.8%. Hazy deep golden colour, moderate white head. Strong spicy aroma, also farmhouse notes, hints of oaked cider. Spicy and fruity flavour, some acidity but not unpleasant. Decent hops. A good and interesting beer.

3.9
DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2011
Tap, Beer temple, Amsterdam, 20/09/11. Brassy yellow with a dust of haze and thick Belgian head. Wow: huge waft of aroma mingling banana, pear, botanicals, the slightest whiff of farmyard. Bright floral beast sifted finely with spice, wine gummage, esters, lemon barley, peardrop. Soft, oozing condition, parsley citrus. So drinkable, without difficulty, lightly chilled. Thing of beauty.

3.4
BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Tap. Pours lightly hazy golden orange with a small, fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is Belgian farmhouse yeast, fruity esters, straw malt, and light spicy hops. Flavor is Belgian yeast, barnyard and farmhouse notes, fruity esters, light hops and bitterness, light malt and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

4.1
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Really enjoy this one, had plenty of times and never rated somehow...cloudy and grassy and crisp, everything a saison should be. Lots of grass all over, grains, some chalkiness and a refreshing finish. Highly recommended.

3.4
BelgianBeerGal (4137) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle. It seemed like a fairly straight-forward saison. I honestly didn’t pick up any of the unique hops used. A little sweetness, a little funk and fine overall.

2.4
cheap (6008) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2011
On tap at the vintage estate, nice eye candy. Creamy thin head. Slight tart aroma. Very unique, almost but not, creamy flavor thing going on here, yeh. Slight unsour vinegar if thats possible. No farmy thing consideraing its a saison. Has a tad of a wine thing riding in the background. Finish a tad bitter but short.

3.8
MrBunn (2844) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2011
On tap at Vintage Estate. Pours a nice clear gold with a fluffy head. Nose reveals aromas of spice (clove) and malt (honey/biscuit) with a bit of an odd edge to it that comes through quite strong in the flavor. Flavor is a nice balance of malty sweetness and yeasty flavors that manifest themselves as spicy (clove and white pepper?) with an odd presence that I can best describe as a sage and maybe rosemary type thing. It is definitely yeasty, and fairly interesting. It definitely intrigued me and I will be back to check in it in the future.

3.7
Macegan75 (847) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Pours tan to light brown with minimal head, first sip is malty slight fruity ketone’s and aldehyde. Slight bittern’s at the end.

2.7
jcr (2726) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Bomber. Deep golden body. Fizzy white head, mostly lasting. Aroma of toasted grain, plastic and a hint of clove. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Taste of lacquer and plastic. Maybe it was because I had this beer after having had a Saison DuPont. But this was a big disappointment. Little nuance, off flavors, thin, watery body, lifeless and flabby in the finish.


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