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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle. Slightly hazy medium gold with a quickly fading eggshell white head. The nose is sweet and sugary with a little hay and glazed donuts. There is also some yeasty funkiness that brings notes of clove and celery. The taste is fairly subtle with some dry hay and apples. The finish is pear cores along side some black pepper spice. I also got some interesting herbal and medicinal notes after drinking a little more of this one. The body is lightly carbonated and that helps to make this a smooth drinker. Nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2326) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a medium sized white head. Spicy aroma of sage, rosemary, parsley and thyme along with lemon citrus and light ginger. Taste of sage, rosemary, lemon, ginger, hops and light bubble gum.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
SD trip: Cask temperature, very hazy light orange with white head. Nose had cooking spices and banana over wheat and malts. Flavor was mostly similar whet malts with obvious rosemary and sage and some citrus fruit (hops?), a bit like roasted chicken (a beer can chicken with this might just work). I guess I expected much more out of a collaboration between these 3 brewers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Poured clear yellowish golden, complex spice(mostly rosemary), lemon, piney & floral hops, little caramel, crisp finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10741) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Bottle from Beverages4Less. Pours slightly hazy orange gold with a 4 fingers foamy whitge head. Has a rather spicey/gingery aroma. Medium body with mild carbonation. Very mild funk with a good dose that suggests ginger to me. Quite a flavor range. Maybe it just averages to gingerlikeness. Nah. Iím beginning to believe thereís rosemary in here. Itís pretty tasty stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6340) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Shared by bhensonb. Pours hazyy yellow with a massive white head and a strong fruit and yeast aroma There is a hearty caramel malt flavor that is heavily laced with various spices, creating a hot bitter trail. The rosemary is especially prominent. This brew is very refreshing and more interesting than many other saisons.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (1646) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2010
On tap at 4th Ave Pub. Served in a semi-clean ice cream sundae goblet. Clear golden with small white head. Lemon pastry and herbal aroma. Apricot fruity sweetness with yeasty doughy lemony hops and underlying lingering dry herbal bitterness. Nice effervescence. The lingering herbs which were fairly subtle at first got to be a bit much by the end. Still, better than expected and quite good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (532) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 6, 2010
As a salad, potpourri, incense stick or dry rub Iíd probably question this. But as a beer, it was pretty delicious. In fact, I bet a pork tenderloin marinated in this would be pretty delicious on the smoker. Smelled great, looked great and the first taste hits you with the herbal garden that rolls into that delicious saison happy ending. Not something I could drink on bender terms, but a treat all the same.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
12oz bottle from grape & gourmet. pours a bright, clear, yellow-gold with a two-finger, bubbly, white head leaving nice rings of lace on the glass. aroma is amazing and refreshing with big, bright, citrus and floral hops in harmony with the fresh, spicy, herbal notes of parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme (and yes, you can actually pick out each one individually!) backed by light notes of honey, oily spruce, wheat grass, and crackery, caramel malts. flavor is delicious as well with the bitter citrus and pine hops being more up with the floral, spicy, and fresh herbal notes blending nicely into the background of sweet malts and dry grass. palate is medium bodied with high carbonation very refreshing with a nice prickly feeling on the tongue due to the spicy herbs and bitter hops. overall, a deliciously different beer and another great collaboration.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nikiel (875) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2010
The Simon & Garfunkel reference makes for an interesting idea for a beer. All the extra bitterness from the herbs gives the beer many levels of bitterness and flavor many of which separate out in the aftertaste. The initial smell and taste is partially overwhelming with the herbs co-mingling with the hops. Light and fresh, but supremely flavorful and bitter! The malty flavors seem to take a back seat though.


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