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RATINGS: 293   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 isn’t your everyday saison. It’s our saison—100% Stone. Celebrate the sunny season with an authentic taste of our farm and, with it, our commitment to quality.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1288) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2014
A very nice saison. First the bad. No head. past that... an amazing saison. Perfect mouthfeel for abv. Flavor is lemon with a peppery end... its exactly what you would want from a saison. Has a nice light jeager herp like flavor as well. Pretty amazing saison. Aroma is fresh citrus and light flavors. nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1318) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Single bottle from W&M Mansfield. Pours out a hazy light golden amber. Aroma of fruit and pepper. Flavor of fruit and white pepper. A little too peppery.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
VixMoirin (4) - - SEP 1, 2014 does not count
Superbe saison zesty a souhait et bien herbacée! Finale poivrée qui reste en bouche! Excellente

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3191) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 1, 2014
simple dry Saison with pepper, and spice. Nothing outstanding, but given my expectations for West Coast Saisons, this is amazing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matty (197) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
12 oz bottle. 2014 edition. Pours a clear gold color with a white head that settles to a film. Aroma is mostly sour with some herbal grassy notes in the back. Light-medium body with some lively carbonation on the tongue. Goo balance of sweet malt and herbs - some lemon, lavender and spices. Zesty finish that hangs with you for a bit. Nice interpretation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color. Notes of lemon zest, lavender, grass, and honey. Foamy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1370) - Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Tap - fair size foamy head, medium gold color, nice lemon, grassy and spicy aroma and flavor, mild herbal/floral notes, nice little bite on the finish, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1guywith_aboat (227) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours a light yellow with a pillowy white cap. Smells peppery and yeasty. Flavor is much the same. A little funky. Light bodied and solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4403) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Light gold color with a medium head. Floral aroma of lavender and honey. Very herbal and floral flavor. Slightly yeasty. Lavender. Some hop vegetal character. Fairly full bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (194) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
On tap at Martin’s West in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is spicy yeast, floral perfume, clove bubblegum and other belgian-style funks. Taste is lemon rinds, some floral and spiced gum with a nice hoppy / bitter finish. Definitely felt like a Stone saison and I like their point of view on this one.


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