barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a golden hue with a thin white head. The aroma on this beer is like opening a spice cabinet and taking a big ole whiff. Beautiful nose to this you definately can smell the parsley, sage roseary and thyme. To go with the nose the taste is just as complex and wonderful. Big herbs and spices through out the entire taste. It also lingers nicely after swallowing. This is truely a very interesting and suprisingly well constructed beer.
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUL 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I am enjoying the hell out of this beer. I suppose it counts broadly as a saison but who really cares. There are hints of the rustic barny scents of the yeast, but it is dominated by the fresh herbal nose from the parsley, sage, etc. Color is very pale with a thin white head. Taste is incredibly refreshing with a punch in the tounge from the parsley and sage and a little citrus hint on the back end. Palate is very clean and dry. Great beer.
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 Stoneís reps was at Iron Abbey and recommended this one, when I heard about the collaboration I didnít 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 Iíd say that matches what I tasted. It didnít blow me away, but it tasted damn good and it got all those herbal flavors across while still tasting like beer.
Em (102) - USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hoppy. Drank from a 12oz. Clear yellow in color. A pretty good beer.
burtonbaton930 (100) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Received a bottle of this as a gift, and what a great gift it was. You almost have to enjoy this bottle one half at a time because the head is HUGE and doesnít go away. Great hazy straw color with an eggshell color head. You definitely get all the spices in the nose, very herbal. Taste is nice and dry with great herbal notes. Not as sweet as other Saisons but is one of the best Iíve had. Not to mention the artwork on the bottle is great. Awesome beer from three of my favorites. Live long Du BUFF!
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Definately a Saison but does not live up to what I had hoped from this collaboration. Body is extremely light, taste is slightly watered, aftertaste is mild and slightly bitter. Would like to see some further collaborations though.
doomfistinc (82) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured. Comes out a nice amber/straw color with a slightly off white foam that has a tendency to grow upon pouring. Very thick lacing. Smells like a bundle of fresh flowers and herbs. The sage dominates the taste but in a fantastically balanced way with the other flavors. Truly a unique and wonderful beer.
IainOg (75) - Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
a good one. complex and multi-layered. pale golden hue with a big head and some lacing. the herbs are first and most dominant in the aroma, particularly the sage, though you get a lot of phenolic quality from the yeast as well. that comes through even more on the taste -- some parsley, but mostly yeasty saison funk with some orange and even more pepper, light malty breadiness. light body, well carbed, and apleasant, dry finish where the hops come through a bit more. very refreshing. nice lingering herbal quality with notes of thyme.
BHeart (72) - - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Woah! Drank side by side w dogfish brewed version- very distinct! Lots of sage accented by more hop aroma, more rosemary, less citrus. The hop takes over in the smell and taste- definitely prefer the textured mouthfeel of the DFH and balance to this hoppiness, more bitter finish.
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fezzy (71) - California, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice! Flavors wash over the palate in continuously changing waves that ping several different tastebud grouping on the tongue. I get herb (mostly parsley), barnyard (saison-appropriate yeast), light earthy malt, citrus peel and flowers (hop element). I think there are esters hiding in there (indicated by a faint stickiness on the palate by the end of the pour), but too much else is going on for me to notice or care. Yum yum, I love it! Happily receiving 6-packs of this on my birthday, note to the reader.
Cellaring note: purchased in-season in 2012, this was cellared under partially appropriate and partially inappropriate temperature conditions, so I was a little worried about how it had aged. Whatever perfect cellaring may have done, the brew didnít seem to have suffered much.