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Starr Hill Starr Saison

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Brewed by Starr Hill
Style: Saison
Crozet, Virginia USA
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Starr Saison is a traditional Belgian-style farmhouse ale. Dry, crisp, and complex with plenty of fruitiness, hints of earth, and refreshing hop aroma and bitterness.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6495) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 30, 2014
Where and how: bottle 355ml
Aroma pleasant, rounded feel with slightly tart softness. Hint of wheat, golden malts. Soft phenolic vibe. Dry finish with pleasant hop character.
Appearance :
Top: nice white top, sparse lacing
Base: fine haze, amber.
Palate : quiet dry.
Taste: Touch of clove, wheat and alcohol. More of a Belgian strong ale than Saison. Lacking mild farm like funk.
Other notes not exactly a Saison yet still a solid brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beakerh20 (36) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Nice golden color with a crisp fresh taste. It has a lot of fruitiness and finishes with a light touch of hop aroma and bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (352) - - JUL 20, 2014
amber color; nice, spicy aroma; great spicy, slightly fruity Belgian yeast flavor with notes of pepper and corriander; dry, bitter finish

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gooseunc (15) - Prince William County, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Spicy notes, feint apricot on the nose. Pours uncharacteristically clear for a saison/Belgian, more orange than yellow. Nice Belgian laces on sides of my tulip. Taste is a bit malty, maybe slight fruit, finishes a bit sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
robgibbens (412) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2014
This brew pours a nice light amber, clear and with a skirt white foam. The aroma had lemon and orange notes, typical of the style. The taste is a tad bitter but goes down smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
devman171 (978) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle, aroma is light spicy and floral. Taste is very light and crisp with a nice Belgian spice and hop finish. Decent for the style

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shadey (1903) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Growler. Pours a bright gold with a very thin white head of cream. Aroma is very grainy and grassy. Lightly sweet, but no real funk to speak of. Alcohol is surprisingly apparent for the level (6%) and takes away from the experience substantially. Other flavors are grassy hops and not much else. Also tastes a bit oxidized, which is very strange for a growler that was poured yesterday.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4029) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2014
Pours golden with ok head and lacing and some funk in the finish. Comes together well with some hay and some funky wildness. Average carbonation. Finishes lightly sour. On tap at DC Beer Festival.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4676) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2014
Draft. Poured a clear golden color, small white head. Aroma is light caramel malt, some straw and spice notes. Flavor has light pepper, citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3569) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle shared by friends. Pours clear gold with creamy white head. Aroma is heavy farmhouse yeast esters, cookie malts, floral notes, light fruit esters, and some herbs. Flavor is floral notes, yeasty esters, light citrus notes, light bready malts, and faint grassy hops; dry finish. Medium body and light carbonation.


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