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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
micieli6000 (27) - New York, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Poured a cloudy gold color and forms a nice head. The aroma is probably the best thing about this saison. The taste is very spicy and has a decent palate. Not the best saison available but definitely not the worst.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1237) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
(bottle) clear, bight yellow colour with a tall white head; aroma starts with light funk, then lemon, herbs; clean, mostly bitter/peppery//lightly sour flavour with a long light bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6446) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2014
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Deep, cloudy gold with a tall, fine head. Herbal nose, biscuits, sage. Sweet and herbal flavor—overdone. Some stewed, spiced fruits. Rich, full body. Nicely bitter. Decent but way too much herbal additives.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6191) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden yellow pour with a small white head. Big aroma and taste of chamomile, yeast, floral, and some citrus. I’m really digging this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
c_lee_burton (68) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Pours golden amber. Smells of clove and pepper. Taste pepper, lemon, licorice, and some hops. Decent, but not my favorite of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keith0718 (374) - Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2014
I don’t know much about this style, but I thought it was an enjoyable beer. "Zesty Belgian" is how I would describe it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1390) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a white head and pleasant floral aroma of spices, coriander, and fruits. Taste is spit, lots of cloves and coriander with yeast notes along with hops, floral notes, and fruits into the spicy finish. Delicious saison

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1435) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2014
With Z, pours a hazy golden yellow color with a nice foamy beautiful white head. Nose is floral and spicy with rich coriander. Taste is floral, and spicy with rich cloves and coriander. Finish is spicy and floral as well with a moderately long finish. Quaff Scores 8 / 10

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle. Light yellowish / brown color with a white head. Smell is malty, with a surprisingly nice kick of hops. Taste is similar, easy to drink, lively carbonation, but a good hop kick thrown in. A good take on a good style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (235) - HONG KONG - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle at Ales & Lager. Yellow copper almost opaque pour. Thin frothy head. Belgian peppery aroma. Taste is very herbal peppery lemongrass almost. Interesting but as hoppy as I hoped.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2232) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
it’s lighter in the body somewhat fizzy and tastes like a soda something like a 7up. there is also a significant Belgian saison flavor going on with a lingering bitter bark like finish. some herbs for sure.


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