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RATINGS: 612   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diogène (1069) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2010
Bottle. Golden with a huge foamy white head with great retention and beautiful lacing. Aroma is wonderfully herbal with a load of sage and rosemary, and candy malt. Flavor is also very herbal with sage, rosemary and thyme (parsley is not very present), spices, a nice malt base. Alcohol is very well hidden. Thin body but it fits this one pretty well. Very tasty and yet drinkable. This could be paired very well with different meals.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5199) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2010
Bottle: Poured a dark golden color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of primarily sage with a sweet malt base with candy-like feature which surprisingly works well together. Taste is also a very unique mix between a sweet malt base with candy and soap notes and a distinctive sage finish with other spices also coming through. Body is quite light for style but seems perfect in this case as it makes this a very refreshing drink. A lot better then I had anticipated and something I would seek again for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1466) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbastard (792) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2010
I didn’t care for this one. It’s 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (3686) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeSammy (559) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9956) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, 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.

3.7
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - 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. I’m 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.


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