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RATINGS: 610   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Bottle pours gold with a frothy white head that sticks around for quite some time. Aroma is extremely herbal and I even get faint whiffs of what smells like lavender and menthol on top of the already mentioned spice jar. Strangely enough, all spices are able to shine individually without overpowering or becoming unbalanced. This would be a fun beer to do a food/meal pairing with as it would have numerous possibilities. Overall I tend to like my saisons quite a bit funkier, but this seems to be growing on me. Bravo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbastard (780) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2010
I didnít care for this one. Itís made by great brewers. But the rosemary was overwhelming. If I can get past that, the rest of the beer seems to be very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (3611) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Bottle Pours out a golden yellow topped with a long lasting cream head. Aroma is nice lots of spice, light hops, and malts. Taste more of the spice and hops. A nice light hop not to over power the spice. A nice belg yeast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeSammy (558) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Bottle given to me as a gift, purchased in San Diego. Opened the night after receiving some bittersweet news, hoping for a nice refreshing surprise. Sharp carbonation, seltzer on the back of my palate. Dry yeast aroma, light hops. Taste is much of the same. Carbonation too overwhelming. Interesting beer, not your typical saison. One 12oz bottle was enough for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9856) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a medium golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of spices, citrus, and all around herbal. Tastes of spices, citrus, grains, and herbal.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Poured a really clear light yellow with a large pillow-y head. Intoxicating aroma where the rosemary and thyme just leap from the glass. The rosemary and the hops play together particularly well, although the herbaceousness of the other spices get a bit overwhelming muddles the overall flavor a bit. Really different, and I like this a bunch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2010
12 oz bottle from Market of Choice. Golden pour with a moderate beige head and a small amount of lacing. Big whiff of clove, rosemary and other spices hits immediately, with some graininess following that initial aroma. Flavor is typical Saison, with pepper and grain notes but they are followed up by a lot of wacky spices going on, I can definitely get rosemary and thyme out of it, and I assume the parsley and sage are present as well. Pretty solid beer, especially for being on the cheaper side for something DFH was involved in.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Hmmm. At least not hopped to hell with PNW ... but strangely spiced ... with ... parsely sage, rosemary, and thyme? Simon and Garfunkle not listed as co-brewers. More spices than I should expect in a saison. Iím not sure what I should have expected. What I got was mostly a saison, mostly hazy clear, small head, taste of yeast ... and Simon and Garfunkle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Bottle. Pours a bright golden color with fluffy white head. Very herbal aroma, if I was blindfolded I might think this was a tea. Hits like a saison at first, then the romemary and thyme kick in. Herbs, herbs and more herbs, dry finish, leaves a long aftertaste. Very bubbly. Interesting brew, kudos to experimenting, but my burps taste like an herb garden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6046) - Utah, USA - AUG 3, 2010
12oz bottle from BevMo
Appearance: Pours slightly hazy yellow with a nice white head and lots of lacing. Plenty of carbonation.
Aroma: Huge aroma of sage, coriander, spices and sweet fruits
Taste: Herbal, spices, peppery and citrus
Very nice and refreshing. Different and complex.

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