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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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In spring 2011, Stone bought the farm, literally, taking over 19 acres of fertile Southern California soil where we now grow pristine fruits, vegetables, herbs and more for our Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens restaurants. A taste of our homespun farm-to-tableism is provided in this farmhouse ale stoked with lemon zest, plus lemon thyme and lavender straight from Stone Farms. This spring-to-summer saison is citric and herbal on the palate with a dry, peppery finish. Thanks to the infusion of fresh West Coast ingredients, this isnít your everyday saison. Itís our saisonó100% Stone. Celebrate the sunny season with an authentic taste of our farm and, with it, our commitment to quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1526) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
Pours a lovely cloudy orange with a large frothy white head. Aromas of citrus, orange rinds, honey, coriander, lemongrass. Taste is citrus, coriander, orange rinds, lemongrass, honey. Mouthfeel is sprightly and lively with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
loubar (6) - Los Gatos, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014 does not count
The "strange" or should I say "unique" after taste seems easy to explain although Iím sure the reasons are more complicated. This is what happens when hops overpowers a traditional, delicate flavor base like saison. A traditional spice blend becomes something completely different in the presence of too much bitterness. It tastes medicinal, way out of balance and, in my opinion, is a failure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2011) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Poured from bottle. Clear, golden yellow with a 3-finger off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of orange, lemon, lavender, and malt. Taste of lemon, lavender, spices (mainly cloves, black pepper and cardamon), grass, orange, malt and floral hops. Finishes with a spicy, cloves and pepper, bite. Medium body medium/high carbonization. Plenty of flavor in this one, but it is a bit spicy for a saison. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2449) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Draft. From notes. Spicy with Belgian yeast and clove. Some light hints of citrus in there too. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (12475) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Draft. Hazy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of mixed spice, mainly coriander. Taste is peppery spice. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (906) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
355ml bottle, pours light, clear golden brown. Aroma has sweet malt, orange, lemon zest, coriander, allspice,cardomom, a little bit of chilli warmth from the spice, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, average carbonation. Good spicy flavours, nice saison style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bkurtz (836) - PERU - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle - Pours a hazy golden with 2 fingers of long lasting, creamy head with some lacing. Aromas of lemon and spices. Taste of lemon and coriander with a peppery finish, yum. Well balanced, well made beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1367) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Enjoy by: 09/05/14. A slightly hazy pale straw pour with a thick and fluffy beige head. Tangy oranges, sour lemons, zesty citrus rinds, candi sugar, bubblegum, bananas, cloves, and floral notes dominate the pleasing aroma. Goes down medium-bodied and crisp. Sweet upfront in the taste with plenty of candi sugar and caramel. Bananas follow. Tangy oranges, dried apricots, Golden Delicious apples, and zesty citrus rinds finish things off. Grainier than anticipated. Kinda chalky at the end with a peppery bite. Herbal throughout along with just a hint of funk. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reimer96 (1295) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma of floral lavender, citrus fruits, herbal notes up front with hints of banana esters and clove phenols. Taste is cloves and bananas mixed with some herbal and floral flavors as well as black pepper and red apple. Kind of all over the place for a saison but complex. However again it has a great nose but the body seems to let up. Worth a try though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (6745) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
On tap at Craft Beer Market, pours a hazy pale golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is very spicy, with clove, cardamom, and black pepper. Flavour brings out lots of spices, Belgian yeast, apples, and banana. Not authentic at all, but rather very spicy, tangy and peppery. Good attempt for what it is. Decent.

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