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RATINGS: 612   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - 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 Ė which I happen to like a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (8929) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2011
Draught at Moeder Lambic, Brussels, for the Stone beer festival. Sampled on September 16, 2011
Hazy yellow color, dense white head. Sweet, spicy, acidic, fresh scent, some apricots. Sweet, spicy, minty, herbal taste. Some alcohol notes. Moussy mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
When warmed up gives more floral, herbal, citrus smell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8872) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
12oz bottle. This year was my first time trying this saison, and Iíve loved the other 2 versions that Iíve tried so far. Happy to finally try the Stone edition. Holy shit, itís as awesome as ever. More herby than the other versions, from what I remember! More thyme (I freakiní love thyme) and much more noticeable parsley this time around. Nice half-hazy golden color, thin white head leaving good lace. Mostly a spicy taste, some savory, little bitter in there. Lots of flavor, awesome long spice-filled aftertaste - so long as the spices used here are your thing. Very nice crisp and smooth lighter carbonation, dry finish. Bold brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
2012-12-08. Crisp dark yellow, small beige head that fades. Flavour is oddly tangy/spicey, lots of coriander or similar. Hints at lemon and minerality, mild malt and fruit character. Aroma has a lot of the same thing that registers as coriander for me but I am not entirely sure that that is what it is. Lightly floral, muted malt. Fairly bitter, grassy hops come out as it warms up. Average plus bodied palate is under carbonated. Okay. [Edit: I completely misidentified the herbs and spices which is interesting.] On tap at Coles, Buffalo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8752) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Finally able to try the last of the series. Clear yellow-orange pour with thin white head, aroma has notes of big pizza spice, some thyme, oregano, cilantro and rosemary, some slight biscuit, white fruit, hints of grain and spice. Taste is a mix of rosemary, some slight mint, touch of grain, biscuit, some slight white fruit, hints of parsley, finishing fairly herbal and bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8699) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2010
this is not how you do saison. saison needs a belgian yeast strain that produces vibrant spiced fruit esters and phenols, not a bath soap mess of a strain that smells and tastes like perfumed milk. saison needs proper bottle conditioning. saison does not requires a rough malt texture. and for damn sure saison does not need parsley, thyme, rosemary or sage. what a god damn shame.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours clear gold w 2f white head. Nose is huge black pepper, hopcit, spicy floral. I question the olfactory prowess of anyone giving this nose less than a 9. This nose kicks your nose up the ass with tons of spice, orange zesty spice, hops, and florals. Tastes pale malty, spicy, floral, on the dry side, extremely complex. No funk here, but tons of spice, hops, citrus, and florals. A very good and one of the most extreme examples of this style I have yet quaffed, although purists are going to bitch that this isnít a saison at all, and they may be right, but I canít say I give a shit either way. All I know is that Iíd drink this any day of the week.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 18, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 Re-rate 2/6/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks eyes_wide_shut and YK23. Spicy, lemony, sweetish. Nice. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4

Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks Dagan. 2012 bottle - 7.7% ABV. Clear golden. Spicy aroma with a bit of hoppy hints, sage, thyme hints and a bit of earth. Sweetish flavor with malt, a bit of floral hops and nice moderate spiciness with sage and thyme. Finishes bitter with earthy hints. Medium-bodied. Pretty nice. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy herbs and spicy hops evolve into a surprisingly biting finish in this Łber-clean and polished New World Saison.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the misty golden.
-The mouthfeel is too slick and clean to be an authentic Saison; there is no rusticity to be found. Then again, I donít think this was an objective for them.
-The herbal spiciness is multifaceted and could also impersonate coriander, lemongrass, etc.
-The body is relatively light and the flavours are well organized throughout.
-This is redolent of Del Ducatoís New Morning Saison, but even that Italian brew has more rusticity to it. This Stone/Victory/DFH collaboration is extremely clean and almost spells out stainless steel, which is awkward for the style.

On tap at Toronado San Diego.

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