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

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


Emeister84's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (857) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Aromas of fresh fruit--bananas, berries, and cherries--along with floral and herbal notes. Clear copper complexion with a mostly retaining, white head. Dry, herbaceous, funky, earthy, and bitter. Medium bodied with lively carbonation, and finishes with dry fruit and floral tones, and very pleasant hop bitterness.


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   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 (402) - 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 (876) - 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 (1879) - 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 (3567) - 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 (4409) - 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 (3295) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (1858) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2014
From a bottle. Pours clear gold with a bubbly off white head. Tastes dry, like herbs, spices, some lemon, grassy. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like creamy lemon, herbs, lavender.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
This is an okay saison, very banana-y with a ton of spice. Golden with a thick head. Has an unfortunate aftertaste however.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BierMeHoos (62) - Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear gold body. The flavor is a little too malt driven for me, too heavy. Minimal flavor, just a little too simple.


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