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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jnkor (314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Appearance is a yellow orange with a tiny head that makes it almost look like juice. Aroma is spicy with emphasis on the rosemary, with with a thick sweet element and wood notes. The taste is not as sweet, but still wood and spice with some good zest. Palate is nice and watery, with a little sugar thickness.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Howlader (700) - - JUL 11, 2014
12oz bottle served in a pint glass. Kind of a dull saison - far more earthy than it should be - in a not good way.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Pours a golden color with white head. Very herbal on the nose, with some floral notes as well; follows onto the palate. Itís different but good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jur (244) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2014
Draught @ Flying Saucer, Addison. Hazy dark gold pour, bright white - quickly fading - head. You really smell the herbs in there: parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Also grassy, the saison yeast. Bit sweet in the beginning, but the spices quickly appear. Fairly dry finish; enter the hops. Interesting!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2014
0.355l bottle from Whole Foods Market - Tribeca. My first beer in NYC, and my god I need a beer now! In my plastic cup, this one pours a lovely looking blurry peach-golden body with a small but lacing white head. Smells really inviting and fresh with lots of surprising spices. Is it nutmeg, thyme and cardamom? Really unexpected but quite nice. Also some grape zest, hints of hay and dandelions? Really different on the nose, and really nice! Oh, itís spicy in the taste also alright! It has a lovely oily mouthfeel with a gentle but present carbonation level. I get dried orange zest, hay, lots of herbal tea and saison yeast. Light dry mouth in the aftertaste, and there is also a hint of alcohol. Yum! 10.06.2013

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevencon (419) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2014
2012 bottle to weizen glass. Hazy straw large fluffy white head. Lemony grassy aroma with pepper ester. Good carbonation and mouth feel. More lemon and pepper compared to dogfish version.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3466) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear golden color with a smallish white head on it. Nose is sour and floral with some great wild yeasty elements to it. Taste has some herbal elements to it, and makes for a light and refreshing beer. Really quite yummy...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopswagger (196) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Got this whole awaiting the Stone Vertical Epic decade tasting. P: cloudy golden apricot with rocky off white head that stays with clinging lacing. S: Subtle funk and a citrus base, spices, honey and grapefruit. Subtle hops and powdery yeast. Super clean. T/M: Clean stone fruit, timid grapefruit bitterness and a dash of pine. Crisp apricots and honey with a little funky earthyness. light-medium body that has a timid carbonation and a clean dry finish. O: Complex and yet clean. A great beer to relax with. Clean flavors and nicely blended. Well done collaboration. A very subtley funked saison but I enjoyed it very much. Serving type: on-tap

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhatB420 (613) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2014
12oz single, poured into a sierra nevada tulip, Pours a hazed pale yellow and gold. Head is huge, rises to a few inches and takes its time coming down, lacing all over. Aroma is like stepping into a herb garden, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme are all present and welcoming. A musty and dank smell, quite fresh and vibrant. Taste is all the herbs listed, dry mouthfell, pepper, and hop filled marshmellows that reside in the everlasting head. Drinkability is something you would need to come accostmed to before hand, with all the herbage dangaling before you, but once its accepted, this is a wondeful sipper. Still feels like im in the garden. Fresh.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerfest5 (1130) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 21, 2014
Definitely an interesting one that Iím not sure if it works or not, maybe my palate isnít ready for something that tastes like the stuffing in a Thanksgiving day turkey combined with the yeast of a fruity saison.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Rating from a pub during GABF 2012. Yellow. White head. Clean. Elegant. Could drink and drink and ....


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