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RATINGS: 613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Itís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Got this whole awaiting the Stone Vertical Epic decade tasting. P: cloudy golden apricot with rocky off white head that stays with clinging lacing. S: Subtle funk and a citrus base, spices, honey and grapefruit. Subtle hops and powdery yeast. Super clean. T/M: Clean stone fruit, timid grapefruit bitterness and a dash of pine. Crisp apricots and honey with a little funky earthyness. light-medium body that has a timid carbonation and a clean dry finish. O: Complex and yet clean. A great beer to relax with. Clean flavors and nicely blended. Well done collaboration. A very subtley funked saison but I enjoyed it very much. Serving type: on-tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhatB420 (759) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2014
12oz single, poured into a sierra nevada tulip, Pours a hazed pale yellow and gold. Head is huge, rises to a few inches and takes its time coming down, lacing all over. Aroma is like stepping into a herb garden, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme are all present and welcoming. A musty and dank smell, quite fresh and vibrant. Taste is all the herbs listed, dry mouthfell, pepper, and hop filled marshmellows that reside in the everlasting head. Drinkability is something you would need to come accostmed to before hand, with all the herbage dangaling before you, but once its accepted, this is a wondeful sipper. Still feels like im in the garden. Fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JAN 21, 2014
Definitely an interesting one that Iím not sure if it works or not, maybe my palate isnít ready for something that tastes like the stuffing in a Thanksgiving day turkey combined with the yeast of a fruity saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Rating from a pub during GABF 2012. Yellow. White head. Clean. Elegant. Could drink and drink and ....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
12 oz bottle from Total Wine in Tucson, served in a branded snifter next to the Dogfish Head version. Pours hazy amber with a huge, fluffy off-white head that remains and laces well. The nose has big notes of grass, rosemary, sage, thyme, pepper, yeast and a touch of lemon. The flavour is mildly sweet with a moderate spicy note that takes over in the middle and lingers through the finish. It is spicier than the Dogfish version, with a rounder, more complex spiciness. The finish is long and peppery-spicy with perhaps cinnamon and a moderate herbal quality. On the palate it is medium in body with a dryish texture and intense carbonation. Overall, this is quite a nice Saison with complex spice and elegant herbal notes. I preferred this one slightly to the Dogfish Head version. 2013-12-10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3555) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 15, 2013
Had this back in December 2012, bottle from Asahiya. Hereís what my notes say: A nice clear golden beer with a good head of foam & nice lacing. The first sip is very floral with a bitter bite. The herbs definitely come through with sage & thyme being noticeable. This beer grows on you.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4749) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Had this at the RB Pgh Halloween Spook-tacular Tasting/Drunkfest fall 2013, nice time at Hornydevilís place, thanks James & Michelle! For this sample I hand my hat to mtoast, thanks Hart! 2010 bottle. Smells old from the bottle. Has a pretty good level of co2 initially. Leaves a little bitof a medicinal feel to the palte. Odd flavor, difficult at times. Simple yellow color. Just seems a bit cardboard to me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Herbal aroma of rosemary and thyme, as well as some citrus notes. Pours a hazy yellow with a white ring and minimal lacing. The taste is strongly, but very nicely, herbal. Rosemary, thyme, pepper, citrus with hints of grain/ bread in the dry finish. Medium-light body and crisp carbonation. Oveall, very surprising and very enjoyable. Iíd love to try it with food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4922) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Aroma is spices/black pepper, citrus and a hint of earthiness. The flavor is spices, citrus, mild heat and a tangy/malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1412) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
2012 bottle to tulip I can smell the herbs; rosemary first off and then the sage. I'm going to guess that the thyme side is as well but I can't place it, likely due to my low familiarity with thymes aroma. I also get a lot of mint, lemon, and ginger. Nice clear amber with a thick white bubbly head that reduces to a thin ring. The taste is gingery, quite strong, fairly overpowering the other flavours. I get rosemary and wheat too.

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