Although my beer store regularly stocks Stillwater, I haven’t picked one up lately. This is one of their original beers, so I wanted to give it a try.
Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “In 2017, we reformed Stillwater’s origin beer, merging it back into our evolving stream of thought where once it sat untouched. Still paying homage to old world tradition while celebrating new world innovation, Stateside is now dry hopped and more refined. Naturally brewed with the finest European malts & fresh aromatic hops from the United States & New Zealand. The beer is 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.”
Random: It’s been awhile since I had a Stillwater beer.
This beer poured with a two and a half finger, pure white head. It dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a slightly cloudy, golden-yellow with lots of carbonation visible. The nose had some yeast notes first and a touch of citrus with orange. The taste had a bit more citrus with orange and grapefruit and then quickly went into a yeast note. It had a spiciness to it along with some cracker malt. The body was on the medium side of the style with generous carbonation. It had a dry and quick finish with cracker malt. It’s been awhile since I had a saison and this one did not disappoint. This paired well with food and I would have this again without a doubt.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0