jjh19 (62) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Bubbly, large bubbles, bright yellow.
Smell: Peppery and spicy.
Taste: Odd. Odd. Odd. Smokey, sweet, not particularly balanced. Some fruit and heavy-handed finish. This is all over the place. Bluh.
Mouthfeel: Medium body.
Drinkability: Not my cup of Saison.
Jabah (253) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this aged a year, so perhaps the flavor developed a bit. A complex strong Belgian ale. Aroma & flavor is smokey and light tart cherry, with some wheat and yeast in there. Also getting some sweet citrus in there. Not overly carbonated and bubbly like a lot of other saisons. Has a medium orange appearance. Alcohol bite well hidden for 10.5%. I’d like to find this again and try aging around 3 years.
bulldogops (1373) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ratiing #1299 21.10.2014 Stone launch @craftbeeryeg. Pours a golden colour with a minimal white head that fades quickly. Distinct smoky aroma with a mild funk Very unique body, medium alcohol warmth, predominant smokiness on the palate tempered with the dry, yeast character of the saison. Alcohol well balanced for 10.5%.
weihenweizen (2474) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy orange and little white head. Aroma is medium body, medium body, and no lacing. Taste is smoke and some cherries.
ClarkVV (4576) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle drunk April 2014.
Huge off-white head slowly recedes to cover atop an amber-auburn liquid that is clear and very carbonated.
Candy-like sweetness in the nose shows very minimal smoke, but quite a good deal of vanilla, peach, caramel and sourdough. Some light woodiness seems mostly lost in the malt, with alcohol quite exuberant on the end.
Sweet, syrupy, ultra-carbonated and with very minimal smokiness. Rather, it’s light phenolic notes from the woodsmoke and yeast, with tons of fruitiness (cherries, oranges, apples) and even more maltiness. Alcohol certainly comes forth with warming. Not one of their worst but.....
teorn88 (4686) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle from BD Camden, London. It pours an unclear rich golden color with small white head. Aroma is grassy, flowery and lightly funky, with some citrus, spices, light ashes and esters. Taste is funky and yeasty, medium sweet with light beech wood smoke, tart cherries, floral notes. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a tulip.
3.5 A: Clear light orange color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is average and a good bit of lacing is left.
4.25 S: The nose is aggressive, complex, and interesting as hell. The cherrywood comes through super strong, but surprisingly it’s more fresh than smoked. Persimmon, wildflowers, honey, peaches, lemon, straw, and peppery Belgian yeast. I like it quite a bit.
4.0 T: Taste is like the nose, except it may be even stronger. Wildflowers, honey, lemon, peach. The yeast offers a great deal of pepper and a few hints of clove. Funky straw with hints of earthiness. Again the cherrywood is interesting and makes this brew one to live for.
4.0 M: Medium body. Pleasant spritzy carbonation. Active on the tongue and super smooth.
4.25 D: I’m not often impressed by Stone, but this is a damn good beer. I think I’ll be buying another one.
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scirtes (232) - POLAND - SEP 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark yellow / light amber with nice white head and beautiful lacing. Aromas of sweet fruits, apricots, and only hints of smoked malts. Very sweet, with well hidden alcohol, with some phenolic notes. quite good, although could be more smoked.
BiddleBrau (1052) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Hazy orange with dissipating white head. Malty nose citrus aroma. Thick palate, citrus big brew. Not sure i get the saison. A lot going on here. A bit too much for me.
tiong (5393) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Stone World Bistro and Gardens, Escondido, CA
Pours yellowish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of spices, tart cherries, yeast, hints of berries and wood. Taste is stuffy, sweetish and woody with some spices, yeast, berries and toffee. Finish is sweetish, stuffy and woody with some cherries, toffee and syrup. A bit strange and unbalanced.
olio (8196) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Stone Brewing.
Pours golden color with a small head. Minty around, great and hoppy. Sweet resin and tear on flavor, wood, cherries and yeast. Gimmick.