DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - NOV 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Naama’s place. Thanks zvikar. Hazy golden with a white head. Spicy aroma with thyme, other spices and a lemony note. Flavor has mild malt sweetness, yeast, spices and citric note. Finishes bitter and spicy. Medium-bodied.
Yorker (1476) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
35 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear golden with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are lemons, spices, and herbs - with a dry finish.
razzanof (63) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle...I love Stone but this isn't one of their best efforts...extremely over-spiced. Aroma is indistinguishable. Taste is an abundance of pepper, nothing else comes through; the spice remains on the palate. A decent "beer" just not a good saison.
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Zymurgeist2 (1234) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Harry’s Hofbrau. I love Stone....and I love Saison.....but this does not work well together. Spice, fruit, a little funk and pepper do not marry well. Hazy yellow with full white head. Flavor ends with a hop kick that does not really work for this, but lots of spice and pepper beyond that.
GenDV138 (2870) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Hazy yellow with 4 fingers of off-white head. Aromas of herbs, spices, floral and grassy notes. Tastes of floral and grassy notes, lemon, cough drops, some bitter notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Not a fan.
ansalon (1763) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
loubar (150) - Los Gatos, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The "strange" or should I say "unique" after taste seems easy to explain although I’m 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.
MadRobin (2292) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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jmagnus87 (2889) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. From notes. Spicy with Belgian yeast and clove. Some light hints of citrus in there too. Pretty good.
Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of mixed spice, mainly coriander. Taste is peppery spice. OK.