Review: Stillwater Artisanal Stateside Saison | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Stillwater Artisanal Stateside Saison
90 out of 100
Stillwater Artisanal Stateside Saison

Style: Saison

ABV: 6.8

90/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 3

Stillwater Artisanal Stateside Saison

What the brewers say

“Naturally brewed with the finest European malts and fresh aromatic hops from the United States and New Zealand. It’s then fermented using a classic farmhouse ale yeast and bottle conditioned to enhance stability.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Low malt aroma with slight grain present. Very complex aroma—light pepper phenol with a blend of tangerine and lemongrass, white grape, and tea-like hops all fairly balanced. A bit of Lifesavers candy.”

Flavor: “Lemon and lemongrass dominate with slight apple and pear flavors in the middle. Finishes with a very prominent lemon bittering flavor that lingers. Slight tartness on the back/finish. Finish is bitter but not astringent. Medium body and carbonation. Earthy tea-like hops blend with fruity tangerine esters and spicy peppery phenols.”

Overall: “Very good beer—juicy and fruity yet bitterness provides a pivot point for the beer. Hops are prominent but complementary to the esters and phenols. Maybe a bit sweet throughout for the style but still balanced with acidity and bitterness. The hops bitterness and flavor take center stage.”

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