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RATINGS: 608   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9553) - 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 – rosemary, sage, fresh basil and white pepper… smells like my wife’s 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!

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2011 Bottle @ home. Light yellow-orange body with a medium off-white head. Huge floral, lightly piney, slightly soapy hoppy, light belgian yeasty, lemon aroma. Floral, lemon, belgian yeasty flavor with a tangy, soapy finish. The first time I had this series, I really didn’t like the idea of over hopping a saison but it’s truly not as bad as I rated it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2010
thanks to Dionysus! Gold pour. small head. Aroma of parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme! Mostly parsley. Flavor is lemons, parsley and sage. Interesting beer and would be a great food beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a medium golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of spices, citrus, and all around herbal. Tastes of spices, citrus, grains, and herbal.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8991) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, candi sugar, pineapple, peach and lots of other fruit notes, and lots of spiciness including primarily sage and rosemary. The taste is bitter spicy notes, primarily thyme, caramel, pineapple and peach. Medium bodied. Interesting beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (8986) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Clear yellow / golden color, white head. Smell spices and bitter. Taste bitter, spices and grassy, but mainly spices. Don’t like it in a beer personally. Average carbonation, average body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
Bottle at Cole’s, Mike’s private collection. Great lace on light body. The aromas are a delightful, funky and fresh. More complex as I drink it, and that has to be done sip by sip. The herbs lead to a soup of tastes, still lemony and bitter, with white paper and the rosmary and sage. Above average mouthfeel and approachable by averge

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 23, 2010
355mL courtesy of PeteinSD. Pours a clear yellow with a very rocky, lively, off-white head with excellent sheety lace. Aroma is outstanding: fresh citrus hops, potpourri, orange juice, lively summer herbs, the sage really dominates. Taste is very herbal, some medicinal qualities, almost like mint toothpaste (no- I did not brush my teeth before trying this). Dry on the palate. Pretty good. The nose is really the best part and everything else is a little disappointing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2011 On draught at Mellow Mushroom. This beer is a hazy golden color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of herbal hops and spices along with some malt. Medium body with flavors of citrus, bready malt, herbs and hops. The finish is hoppy and fruity with a lightly spiced aftertaste. Good beer overall.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8565) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2010
Tap at Neighborhood. Very pale golden pour. The nose is very floral. Lots of lavender and elderflower. Bright and lightly lemony with some other bright spicy aromatics. Light wheatiness in addition to the other pale malt. Very fresh and bone dry. A touch of light black peppery spiciness. Some lightly prickly ethanol on the back but it accents the dryness of the finish. Lingering spiciness on the finish. Very floral and spicy – which I happen to like a lot.


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