wolfenstein62 (48) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rosemary, citrus and a hint of Anise. Very Fresh Aromas. Clear, golden straw in color. the head is very fluffy. Not overly heavy , but i don’t believe it was suppose to be. Very orangy in the finish. Easy drinking and very refreshing. Citrus notes stay long on the palate. somewhat dry in texture. Wonderful Debut!! Gonna be tough to beat next year. Good luck Victory Or Dogfish Head, whoever is next!!!
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
20100612 12oz bottle from Friendship in Abingdon. Light golden color with medium sized, fading white head. First whiff is a bunch of sage and parsley, something about it reminds me of pale, leafy celery hearts, and there’s a bit of orangey citrus. Palate isn’t very saison-like to me, more sticky and hoppy with prickly large eff. While the herbs are present throughout, I wouldn’t say they dominate. In fact, it just comes across mostly as a Belgian IPA to me. Some lingering rosemary woodiness. Eh, alright. The story is more interesting than the beer.
Damico (3119) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The delicous aroma of an earthy, spicy saison like I like. The appearance is light straw clear with not much of a head. The flavor starts out a bit bitter funk and then the earthy spices come in. The palate settles with that farmhouse smooth funk flavor.
Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle 6/12/10 (Binny’s Plainfield)-46° in Snifter-Pours a hazy orangish amber with a decent fluufy white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, and spices. Taste of yeast, rosemary, citrus, and other spices. This light to medium bodied brew is pretty well balanced and quite tasy. Different saison. Nice job..
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured out a golden color with a slight haze and tight white head. The nose is a pantry full of herbs, spice, and pepper. This is a highly complex beer packed with pockets of ’microflavors’. The body is light medium and quenching. This is a perfect beer to dissect after a nice summer day. Much of the same notes on nose are found on mouth along with a balanced feel.
adboyd (11) - Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appreciate the effort on this one, even though there are numerous beers from each of these brewers that I like better. The one flavor that jumps right away is Rosemary, incorporated in a dominating yet balanced way. There are other herb notes as well, but hopped-up rosemary is what you’ll take away. A fun endeavor for these guys I’m sure, and a nice beer to sample.
dmac (5208) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Spirits on Rt 9 in TR. Poured a chill hazed glden straw color with a large fluffy white head. Aroma is niiiiice, white pepper, sage, spruce, citrus hops and thyme. Medium bodied, medium carbonation and a dry finish that seems a little to dry for how thick the body is. Flavor is nice with lots of sage and white pepper, some grass and grapefruit as well. Wow this should be called Saison da shit because this stuff rocks!!
skoisirius (1892) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I almost wanted to copy after4ever’s words on this as I basically feel the same way after reading his review. Halfway through the bottle at the moment and have this spice fueled sensation lingering on my tongue. The perfume basking while sniffing jolted some sensors in my brain to wake me up a bit...quite enjoyable...perhaps one of my favs so far out of this collab series!
DeadGuyPerez (106) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of Stone’s reps was at Iron Abbey and recommended this one, when I heard about the collaboration I didn’t have much of a choice. Orange-gold pour with a medium white head. Lots of thick lacing on the glass. Floral aromas. A lot of herbs in the flavor, I just noticed now the "parsley/sage/rosemary/thyme" bit and I’d say that matches what I tasted. It didn’t blow me away, but it tasted damn good and it got all those herbal flavors across while still tasting like beer.
vtafro (6057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2011 Bottle. Light golden orange pour with some white head. Barnyard yeast, some spices(sage and rosemary in particular) in the aroma. Saison is flavored with spices with the yeast flavoring taking a backseat.