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RATINGS: 634   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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It’s a saison of sorts; hellaciously herbaceous and hopefully contagious. This was not a ready made ale. But it is a ready made collaboration. Meaning Stone and Victory are 2 breweries that are exactly like Dogfish in that they do/brew exactly what they love and they do/brew it exactly like no other brewery out there. (Love - lots of it in this bottle)

-Samuel A Calagione

Ale brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GolfGuy (6) - New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2016 does not count
Draft pour at Upstairs. Pour was cloudy golden amber with slight head. Aroma of fruit. Taste of fruit (various non-citrus) and hops (citrus) with little bitterness. A very good drink!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (338) - - APR 6, 2016
Aromas of horseblanket, wheat, lemon citrus/grapefruit zest, sage/thyme. Taste is straw, citrus, thyme, then sage/Rosemary and wheat. Some sweet doughy malts appear in the middle and the finish. A last burst of spices appear before I swallow. Then an after taste of grapefruit rind.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quick3Beers (777) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2016
Herbal notes are very well-paired with saisons I find. This one is no exception. Nice licorice-y and piney notes from the parsley and rosemary. Very quaffable. Very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (1100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2016 12oz bottle, poured into a shaker. The aroma is a notable pepper and lemon with some doughiness. It pours a sparkling pale with a white foam that leaves moderate head medium lace. There’s a medium, muted sweet and medium light bitter. The texture is thin with fizzy carbonation and a light body that mostly herbal upfront with light, dry citrus and a finish that’s dry peppery and herbal with a cloying, bread note lingering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1566) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with white head. Spices, fruit and floral aroma. Sage, parsley, thyme, rosemary, pear, apple, peach and floral flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Spice and fruit finish. Too much spice takes away from the beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (816) - Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is lemon herbal and grassy. Flavor is rosemary thyme, slightly sour, hint of sweetness, fresh herbs and pepper, lemon citrus. Very pleasant herbal finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (487) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Cloudy blonde with a little white head. Herbal aroma. Some citrusy bite, but mostly a bold, spicy brew. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2487) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Clear golden color, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is strongly spiced - very herbal with sage and rosemary. Medium bodied, big herbal flavors. Some citrus present as well, but I still haven’t bought into Saisons that load up spices without regard for balance.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESPh (121) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Rather strong aroma of herbs. Hazy golden color with a white head and nice lacing. The herbs are well balanced in the flavor against a lemon flavor and peppery finish. Nice and light. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4303) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2016
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/18/2016. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big lemon, lime, apple, pear, rosemary, thyme, sage, parsley, peppercorn, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and compelxity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and light-moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, lime, apple, pear, rosemary, thyme, sage, parsley, peppercorn, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, apple, pear, peppercorn, spices, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and light-moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness/yeast spiciness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and fairly sticky/grainy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice spiced saison style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and light-moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.


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