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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (911) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Shouldn’t this beer be called "Scarborough Fair" or something like that? 12 ounce bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar ($3.29). Pours a clear light golden yellow -- could this be Stone’s lightest colored beer to date? Big three fingers of bright white foam with good retention. Herbs are very noticeable in the aroma with sage standing out the most, though I do detect the rosemary and thyme. Besides the herbs, there is also a citrusy/lemony element in the nose. Pretty much everything in the nose also is found in the taste. The herbs really stand out right away (again, the sage seems to have the edge) followed by some more fruity tones. Hops emerge toward the end leading to a lightly bitter/medicinal finish. Very good and quaffable though I don’t find it as refreshing as some other saisons. This easily could have been a disaster, so hats off to Stone and their collaborators once again for giving us something unique and good. (15, 288)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4484) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Pours a mostly translucent golden with a smaller bubbly white head. Aroma of thyme, hints of Rosemary and the sage. Saison spicy yeast profile. Was a little concerned when I read about the spices used but it works. As far as the flavor goes it very much matches the aroma. Well made saison, nice and dry and the "cooking" spices are not overdone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
pours a golden orange. Very effervescent. Aroma reminds me of an herb garden. Flavors ofginger Rosemary with a hit of mint at the end. Some clove,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
12oz bottle into chalice. Pours a clear straw yellow with medium white head. Spicy aroma. Fruity and spicy flavors. Maybe my favorite stone collaboration beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
12oz bottle from BevMo. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a frothy white head. Tons of spice in the nose, picked up the thyme the most. Fairly dry on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4362) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
On tap at Stone Bistro. Bright gold pour, white head. Sweet malt, light bread, herbal, sage, rosemary, and thyme all noticeable, some floral hops in he finish. Quite nice and enjoyable. Refreshing, I really like sage beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5286) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Sampled on 5/7/2010. This saison pours a medium yellow orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is fruity, spicy and herbal. A medium bodied saison. The malts are fruity, spicy and herbal. The hops are spicy and herbal. There is a lot of herbal stuff going on here, rosemary and basil in the taste and parsley in the aroma. I was sort of expecting to hear Simon and Garfunkel when I opened the bottle… Nice carbonation. Very drinkable beer, could make a nice session beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and herbal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Served from a 12 oz bottle from OTM. The appearance is a very pale gold with a small white head and some good sized bubbles working their way to the top. The aromas fresh out of the bottle are full of pine, parsley, and other gardeny aromas and then on second whiff more of the beady yeast tones, and rosemary come through with some sage too. The flavors begin with an apricot jelly/marmalade. A little spice on the entry really draws your attention. The beer becomes very drying with the spice bouquet playing in the background. The hops add some nice citrus tones of lemon and kumquats. Very refreshing for a beautiful day like today.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - MAY 5, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2010 12 oz. bottle from BevMo Long Beach. Aroma is very spicy and herbal. My first thought was opening up a spice drawer in the kitchen. Hops are also very present. Color is a gold yellow with a white foam head that quickly dissipates. Taste is very herbal upfront with a solid hop bitterness in the finish. The interplay of the spices and hops is very interesting. Solid body as well, feels like a mouthful. Overall a very unique and enjoyable brew. Very refreshing for the alcohol content, which is masked very well. Will definitely buy again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAY 5, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2010 12 oz bottle from BevMo Mira Mesa: Hazy pale golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is herbal, grassy and flowery. Flavor starts grassy bitter and finishes dry and bitter with lots of parsley. Medium bodied with prickly carbonation. Sorry , but this one just didn’t do it for me. All vegetal bitterness and no fruity or citrusy flavors.

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