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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1345) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUN 2, 2010
light golden, light white head. Aroma is mineral, grassy, lemon zest, some spiciness. Flavor is lightly spicy with hints of grassy fresh hops and lightly aromatic herbs, sage and rosemary are most detectable. Some light rosemary, the herbs in this do it wonderful justice. YUM

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2010
A nice brew from James- thanks bro. Clear golden pour with a white pillowy head. The aroma is riddled with spice- tons of evergreen spice: parsley and herbal sage/rosemary are quite prevalent. Beyond the epic spice character, youíll find a nice citrus fruit and some marijuana notes. Very well balanced and proportioned. Also very odd for the traditional incarnations of the style. The flavor presents a deliciously spicy character with a nice acidic citrus character. Lots of evergreen and dank hop notes- a perfectly fresh brew- though not at all in line with the style. The palate is medium to full bodied with a spicy and resinously dank mouth feel. Amazing, though not a traditional saison at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grimreaperguru (236) - santee, California, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Pours a pale gold that is a little cloudy with short lived white head.The aroma is a spicy and hopy sent.The flavor is a hop bite with spice notes.The body is medium and the aftertaste is a little bitter.Overall an interesting and good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9519) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Bottle... Lightly hazy golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head that never fully dissipates. The nose is big-time herbal Ė rosemary, sage, fresh basil and white pepperÖ smells like my wifeís herb garden. Medium-bodied with a mildly oily mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. The flavor offers sweet pale malts, freshly boiled herbs and ballsy hop bitterness. Herbal, bitter, drying finish. Refreshing and unique. Kick ass saison. Bottle courtesy of giarcsr!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2010
12 oz bottle from Binnys (Orland Park, IL). Pours a lively well carbonated gold with a touch of darkness to it, thick offwhite head bubbles and stays moderate sized, soapy cream, laces ok. Aromas are piney and of herbs, honey and cereal grains, a light floral hopping, dusty, with a touch of fruity ester appeal. Initial is lighter bodied with a touch of pine and spriggy mint up front, moving into cereal grains, vanilla, florals, a touch of herby spice, rosemary is more noticeable with sage coming in behind. A touch of mint, pine, florals, grainy malts, a bit of fruity ester that dies out. Dry, herbs, light florals in the finish with some lemon and grapefruit making an entrance and sticking around a bit. Interesting, but not what Iíd personally like in my Saisons. An interesting experiment, dry and herb-ridden, a lighter hopping

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2010
12-oz. Pours nearly clear medium gold with a loose scattering of off white foamy goodness on top. You certainly canít help but notice the super herbaliciousness of the nose, itís almost floral in its intensity, very much like a freshly mortared heap of just-picked herbs in between your palms. Together the four herbs give off an almost lavender-like perfume, very appealing, but takes a moment to figure out whatís going on (in a good way). Rich, prickly carb all over the place right from the attack--got a creamy medium body in there but itís being dragged around by all the lively bubbles. Toasty, slightly nutty mid-palate, but mostly a bunch of herbals kicking up again. Almost resinous finish, kind of piney and even seems to have a bit of basil to it, but when you focus and taste into it, itís the four herbs in question showing their faces all over again. An interesting and fun tweak of the saison tradition.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Clear golden pour with a big white head. Awesome complex spice aroma, smells like a spice rack... in a good way. Initial flavor is slightly sweet, followed by a nice bitter and spicy finish. Medium body, a really unique canít miss collaboration from 3 top notch breweries.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1383) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
12 ounce bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a slightly hazy golden/orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention is pretty good, and thereís also a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is herbs, citrus (grapefruit, lemon peel), and peppery spice. The herbal flavors in this brew overpower the citrusy and grassy hops flavors, but thatís not a bad thing in this case. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís a bit coating with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, itís smooth and goes down easy. I think itís a good overall brew, the mix of herbs used in it work great. Iíve had mixed experiences with beers brewed with herbs, but luckily this one turned out good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2010
It seems like these collaborations are the only Stone beers I buy anymore and maybe there is a reason for that. Bright golden yellow with a yeasty smell to it like a saison should. I like dteh flavor even if it was very heavy on the thyme. It almost seemed like it had some hops going on but that may have been the herbs. Overall, a good saison. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-29-2010 21:39:21

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2010
So excited to be getting Stone in Illinois now. Pours hazed gold with white head. Heavy aroma of sage and rosemary - really nice. Citrus hops and all the herbs come through really well in the flavor. It is a very interesting beer and I thought well done.


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