gururyan (674) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
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Theis (14665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at WabiSabiHouse, Yoyogi. Clear golden/yellow - white head. Light to medium malty. Flowery. Perfumed. Lavender flowery. Ok lemon citric. Cocoa after taste. Some dark spicy notes. Light nudmeg notes. Light light cardemom notes. 100% Stone - sure it taste like 50% DogFishHead & 50% Stone. Not bad but not 100% sure about the 100% Stone....
olsvammel (4686) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Örebro Ölcafé. Spicy and yeasty smell. Spicy and herbal taste, yeasty. A bit too much spices.
tysongillmore (355) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
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geologyguy (1103) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly sweet smell that is light and good, Taste is bitter hops ..very low sweetness....palate is bitter, gets a bit sweeter with time...Meh...little spiciness
bulldogops (1373) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #1292 - 21.10.2014 - Stone Launch @craftbeeryeg. Pours a golden yellow with a carbonated white foam that goes on for days Aroma is mild funk, mild floral lavender, citrus. Palate is actually quite sweet, lots of floral lavender notes, as well as a sticky sweetness. Mild sour note from the yeast. Not enough gumption in the funk for a real rippin’ saison, but this is certainly light, sweet, and crushable.
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear, pale golden orange color with straw colored edges and a one finger white foam head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Visible carbonation bubbling up.
Earthy, herbal aroma with some musty farmhouse yeast followed by hints of zesty spice, citrus fruit, bread and ester-y light fruit notes. Subtle earthy hop presence with grass and hay notes complimenting the funky saison character. There’s also a touch of peppery spice that’s reminiscent of clove/coriander. pale malt presence with some bread and biscuit followed by apple and pear sweetness. The citric quality starts to show a bit more as it warms with prominent lemon juice and pith. Decent complexity in the aroma while retaining the farmhouse/saison feel, yet nothing really stands out.
Light body with a crisp peppery spice presence that’s countered by bready yeast, farmhouse funk, light fruit notes and tart citrus sweetness. The zesty spice is prominent with hints of white pepper, ginger, grains of paradise and coriander. This is complimented by a subtle earthy/grassy hop presence and a decent amount of musty saison yeast. Decent amount of funk without overpowering the other notes giving off hints of wet hay, straw and grass. Some bread and biscuit flavor present mid-palate followed by apple, pear and citrus sweetness. Again, the citrus flavor becomes more prominent as it warms with slightly tart lemon juice and zesty lemon rind. Overall, the flavor profile is very similar to the aroma in that nothing really stands out but there is an excellent balance of interesting flavor. Not in the top tier of saisons I’ve tried but it’s light, flavorful and dangerously sessionable. A decent go to beer for warmer weather months.
slsenior (55) - - NOV 18, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not as complex as I would expect and no hint of hops. Strong citrus peel flavor. Finish is light and leaves me thinking that I just enjoyed an energy drink.
kramer (5501) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow gold body under a one inch craggy and frothy white head that had nice retention. The nose is slightly botanical and citrusy with some herbal notes, light wheat and pale malt, and some yeastiness. The flavor is quite spicy and peppery, dry, a nice citrusy zestiness, tempered slightly by the slight yeastiness on the finish. The lemon comes out a bit strong in the flavor for me in the middle, but it fades towards the finish and lets the Saison qualities come out a bit more. Dry and very lively on the palate, enhancing the citrusy qualities. Decent beer, a little heavy handed with the lemon for me, but enjoyable enough.
bpar73 (773) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma are taste are herbal, esters, and fruit. A bit of sour dankness in the finish.
stoutjunkie (86) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy dark blonde, little head. tastes slightly fruity, more spice than anything else. Leaves a strange but nice dry, peppery mouthfeel afterwards, not too much. Decent beer.