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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gururyan (646) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Poured from bottle, lakeside, after riding singletrack with friends, paired with brats off the grill. Quite floral and fruity, lemon aroma and body like a wit. Decent brew, but not as awesome as other Stone offerings. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sawbuck (417) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Faint aroma of citrus, fruits, and some barn aromas. Dark yellow color, clear, with a froth white head. Almost bitter upfront, Sweat fruit and malt hidden beneath a strong pepper and clove bomb. Complexity is hidden by a strong peppery burn, that hangs around on the finish. Dry and carbonated mouth feel, Somewhat refreshing. Overall, a bit over the top for the style by not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Obfuscate (245) - Minneapolis, - MAY 24, 2015
I just don’t like Saison’s but thought I would try it since I love Stone. Just not for me, the pepper and clove tastes are just not for me in a beer. Is more citrusy than other Saison’s I’ve tried. Wife thinks it’s pretty good and would pair well with certain foods.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (12509) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle @ home. Hazed golden pour with a white head. Smells like lemon, grass, and herbs. Quite tangy and zesty. A little soap and paper...maybe some cracker. The flavor is kind of dry and spicy. A lot of lemon and herbs. Maybe some sage? Coriander, a little cracker, and soap. Weird finish I can’t quite describe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rondphoto (2696) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 10, 2015
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear medium golden amber, solid white head, sheets of lace. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste is light malt infused with lemon and thyme and graham, adding hops and pepper zest in a medium finish. Not a traditional Saison at all, the thyme provides an edge that doesn’t go well with anything else. Not so good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minihame2 (260) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2015
Clear, golden colour and a white head. Nice aroma, citrus, flowers and you get some of the herbs as well. Taste is very lively, somewhat bitter and some of the lemon sourness. Palate: soft and smooth but not very thick. I like this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thb (744) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
More than 50% white head, even with a gently pour. Underneath is sparking clear dark yellow. Aromas are funky, fruity. Smells like rotten grain, moreso than most beer. Taste is dry, very drying. Bitter. Muddy. Maybe this bottle is old, but it’s not very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1776) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Golden yellow pour with an off-white head. Aroma is lemon grass, herbal. Taste is refreshing, cleansing, lemony, grassy and herbal. Spotty lacing. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
climberbob (248) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle into tulip glass. Looks and smells like a saison. A bit herbal and fruity w yeast notes. Dry. Only ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2413) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Moderate grain and straw for the malt, herbs and lemon for the hops, barnyard for the yeast, with notes of green apple and ginger. Head is huge, frothy, slightly off-white with good lacing and is fully lasting. Color is hazy light yellow amber. Flavor starts moderately to heavily acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is on the lighter side of medium, dry with a fizzy carbonation and a ginger type bite finish. Nothing outstanding, but this Saison is perfectly balanced and a nice twist in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2098) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle in the Drafthouse Tower Bridge. Clear yellow amber, medium white fluffy head. Nose is fruity yeast esters, saison yeast, straw, lemon zest, herbal. Taste is quite a clean flavour, with the lemon and fruity ester flavours coming through and some nice fruit and saison yeast tanginess. Also bit of straw, grass and grain husk. Clean, crisp fruity saison without the higher complexity of something like a saison dupont.

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