Thewade (340) - USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Split bomber with a friend. Very "biscuity" IMO and slightly overdone by the smoke makes this somewhat of an extreme brew to sip down. ABV is well hidden, and I appreciate Stone for this different take on a saison. I probably won’t buy another, but enjoyed splitting a bomber.
574deadzone (1176) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear yet slightly hazy orange golden with a thick eggshell foam that settles to a ring and leaves some spotty, soapy lace. Nose involves tart yeast, some citrus, green apple, clove spice, and eventually some wood smoke appears as it warms a bit. Fairly sweet, quite tart, with some bitterness. Medium to light bodied, active, slick, with a lengthy wood-smoke and tart finish. Alcohol shows up occasionally. A pretty cool brew, definitely built to share, which I did not do unfortunately. The smoke is pretty light, and the tartness really dominates.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the better Stone beers of late and a fitting tribute for one of their own. Has a restrained touch of smokiness. The saison is also there and allowed to shine plus the darkness of the malts adds a layer as well. Well balanced and with a kick of alcohol too.
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Tap ][ Stone Liberty Station ][ 5oz ][ Red Wine Taster ][ $2 ][ 2/2/14 ]
>> Clear golden pour, weaker foam. Nose is mild skunk from the sun sitting outside today, floral, sweet ham. Taste has a sweet ham and smoke flavor with bright flowers and zest. Nice acid backend with orange juice. Really interesting.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse. Pours a clear reddish orange, little to no head. Aroma pleasant, fruity, just a tinge of smoke. Body is another story entirely. Woody, smoky, boozy, yeast kind of lost. Nothing subtle at all. Appreciate the effort but not my cup of tea.
brokensail (12482) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Stone Liberty Station. Clear golden orange pour with a white head. Slight skunk on the nose with lots of sweet floral notes, some smoke, banana, and apple. Some sweet bread and a touch of yeast. Slight tartness of fruit and flowers on the palate. Some banana, tart pear, and a lot of apple. Subtle smoke, some caramel, and bread. Nice citrus peel and lemon on the finish.
daknole (10111) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber color, light head. Peppery spice, smoke, yeast, light tartness, wet leaves, odd brew.
skmikeg (1215) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden reddish orange with a small off white head which fades to very little lacing. Aroma is of belgian yeast, sour fruits, bready malts, citrus, and some smoke. Taste is about the same as the aroma with more smoke and some cherry notes. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, mostly sweet, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty and very interesting beer that is nicely balanced between a classic Saison note and a smoked beer.
drfabulous (4623) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the 22 ounce bottle. Smokey wheaty yeasty lemon nut beer. Not heavy on smoke, but it’s there. Interesting.
tobias (204) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle: clear copper pour with a fluffy white head. Great retention. Aroma of smoke and sour cherries. Hints of pineapple spice and funk. Flavor bomb in the mouth. Smoke, malt, cherry, funk/sour with balanced bitterness. Very unique beer. Impressive balance and restraint.