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RATINGS: 603   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

12/09/2010: Stone Saison du Buff... Aroma: Vibrant herb aroma that showcases the rosemary; also hints of spicy floral hops. Appearance: Hazy, pale gold color with a really large head of dense, rocky, and long-lasting biege-colored foam; good level of visible carbonation if not a bit on the higher the necessary judging by the huge head; splotchy, puffy lacing. Flavor: Really nicely balanced; light maltiness quickly overtaken by rosemary and dried thyme, citrus, and even some juniper or spruce; spicy, peppery finish with more herbs (curly leaf parsley, thyme) in the lingering aftertaste; nicely hopped with a moderate amount of soapy floral and spicy bitterness. Palate: Medium-bodied; surprisingly smooth and not over-carbonated at all; nice mouthfeel. Overall: I really enjoyed the DFH version of this beer and like this one just about as much; no me, this is what a good Saison should be like!

12 fl. oz. bottle (6.8% Alc/Vol) from Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio. Rating #584 for this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jhackmeister (11) - Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Three style pushing breweries creating an American Saison- sounds good! The aroma is a herb bomb with big rosemary and thyme notes. The taste brings a nice saison spice along with big herbal flavor. At the end there is a warming from the alcohol and some dark fruit. Overall, not a beer I would drink everyday, but a great example of what all three of these breweries are all about. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wisdomsolo (438) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2013
This is a weird one. It smells very aromatic with Italian spices. It pours like a nice Belgian White with a thin head. Man, that first sip packs a PUNCH! And it's not a really pleasant one. First its sweet, then its bitter, and it finishes with a funky aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (952) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle. Took me some time to filter between the other 2 collab entries. Alas, I'm rating the 7.7% DFH/Victory/Stone. Pours a clear gold with suspended particles, and a frothy egg white cap that reduces to a doily of airy bubbles with decent lacing. Aroma is A LOT of sage, with the "sweet" spice of thyme/rosemary, and orange & lemon citrus. Taste is a blend of spices, mostly basil and citrus zest. Delayed, long, dry finish. Pretty interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2229) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
September 2010. Bottle. Golden color with a white head. Aromas of citrus, grass, malt and spice. Acidic finish with some bitterness. Very well made.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JSteve (11) - Windham, Maine, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Poured into Dogfish Head signature glass. Bright gold in color, good head and lacing. Slight floral and citrus on the nose. Taste crisp with subtle herbal undertones. Not my favorite style of beer but very well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Very herbal aroma. Cloudy golden with bubbly head. Medium body. Nice palate cleansing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
dan_lipcan (6) - - JUN 8, 2013 does not count
Really nice appearance and mouth feel. Got sweeter and more cloying as it warmed up, which I didn't like--I preferred the flavor when it was very cold. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshmcg000 (314) - Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Pours clear gold with a little hazy yeast to it. Aroma is citrus, and spice, maybe cinnamon or ginger. Smells great. Very crisp and refreshing, lemon and alot of very herbal taste to it, very unique and spicy. I think i taste ginger but its doesn’t say there is any, maybe its just me. Maybe the most drinkable 8% beer i have ever had. If I had to guess I would have said it was 5%. Excellent Saison.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2298) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Pours a hazy yellow from the 2012 bottle with fluffy white head and good lacing. Aroma is Belgian funky yeast and a nice spice more on the back end. Taste follows, but less spicy than the noise, good balance and no trace of the extra booze over the other two. Pretty solid.


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