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 (5294) - 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 (1904) - 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 (6252) - 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.
alexanderj (3512) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap; this is just a filler rating will enter rating later today. ......,,,,,,...............
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, victory label on back. Appearance is crystal clear, big fluffy white head. Aroma has a pungent minty-herbal backbone, with some lemon, ginger, tropical fruits and pepper thrown in. Very exotic. Mouthfeel is medium, heftier than expected probably due to the alcohol. Finish is long. Flavor starts with heavy-handed mintiness, then dives towards lemon-lime, overripe pear, tangerine. Finishes with a snap of hoppy bitterness, jockeying for position against all that peppery, herbal notes. Pretty interesting stuff, but from sip one I kept thinking that something is just not right here. Honestly I think the herbs are overdone, and the yeast esters are so strong that it all just comes off too overpowering.
delirium11 (28) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Just had the Stone batch. Great head retention with a nice golden color that was slightly hazy. Had a strong sage smell to it, but not too spicy going down, very smooth and dry. I finished my glass without even realizing it; the hallmark of a great beer.
thornecb (5368) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep gold into a tulip. Bright white head with excellent retention recedes leaving spider lacing to coat surface. Candi, yeast and floral Garfunkel aromas. Dry with front to back rosemary and thyme with a lasting bitter sage finish. Didn’t pick-up on the parsley...
heemer77 (5283) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.