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RATINGS: 598   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.


3.6
   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 (312) - 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 (2135) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2013
12oz bottle pours a hazy yellow with white froth head. Lemon earthy aroma. Lemon herb taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6178) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle:   Straw in color, slight haze, large frothy white head, nice lacing.   Huge nose of sage and pale citrus notes.   Also has a kool-aid candyish sort of aroma.   Not artificial, but very floral and candyish.   Not as floral or citrusy on the tongue, but its spicy with some sage and thyme in the background.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Body and mouthfeel are full to moderate.   Not bright floral, but bright spiciness.   Unique, very spicy, lots of sage, make that tons of sage.   Interesting, and a very different type of Saison.   Points for uniqueness.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1258) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
Nose is straight from the herbal garden with rosemary and thyme noticeable along with honey. Taste is sprightly with herbal tones that permeats everything along with honey, grass and spring rain. Very nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fezzy (79) - California, USA - APR 27, 2013
Very nice! Flavors wash over the palate in continuously changing waves that ping several different tastebud grouping on the tongue. I get herb (mostly parsley), barnyard (saison-appropriate yeast), light earthy malt, citrus peel and flowers (hop element). I think there are esters hiding in there (indicated by a faint stickiness on the palate by the end of the pour), but too much else is going on for me to notice or care. Yum yum, I love it! Happily receiving 6-packs of this on my birthday, note to the reader. Cellaring note: purchased in-season in 2012, this was cellared under partially appropriate and partially inappropriate temperature conditions, so I was a little worried about how it had aged. Whatever perfect cellaring may have done, the brew didn’t seem to have suffered much.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
S_Side_Smitty (424) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2013
Pours light gold and crystal clear with a thck white head. Aroma is lemon, grapefruit, and yeast. Taste is amazingly complex. Taste is initially licorice candy or is it sassafrass? Sweetness comes in the mid palate followed by deep hoppy bitterness. The first taste is shocking in its uniqueness and the flavors just keep transforming.


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