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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (15054) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Draft. Hazy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of mixed spice, mainly coriander. Taste is peppery spice. OK.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (12821) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Draught at Stone Liberty Station, San Diego. Clear golden beer with a very nice lasting white head. Hoppy perfume aroma, grassy, lavender, floral, citrus, lemon zest some spicy notes. Hoppy perfume flavor, grapefruit, herbal, lemon zest, lavender, spicy, grassy, floral notes. Really nice and drinkable bitter saison.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (12468) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12130) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours gold with a white head. Light citrus/floral aromas. Med minus body. Flavor is earthy, malty, herb, citrus, floral. Quite not like expected. Not bad. Quite drinkable. Just a bit of an odd duck.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12058) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Keg at Stone Liberty station, SD, 18/04/14. Clear golden with a moderate off white covering that retains well. Nose is spice, ginger, lemon cordial, corriander, lime juice, herbal. Taste comprises lemon rind, lime, herbal pangs, bitter orange, straw, light thyme. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close laced with grass and light herbals. Decent saison.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle. Poured clear golden color with an average to large frothy white head that was lasting with good lacing. Moderate citrus, herbal aroma. Medium body with a slick dry texture and soft carbonation. Medium herbal sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where exceeded with a solid change of pace brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10840) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
A blonde saison with a thin white head. In aroma, pleasant perfume, fruity malt, light coriander, nice. In mouth, a smooth perfumy malt with coriander, Curacao, crisp and refreshing. On tap at Bacon and beer Classic.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10820) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of straw, lavender, white pepper and light lemon zest. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, white pepper, light lavender and light lemon zest with a crisp dry lingering peppery finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Short Pump, opened 6/20/14. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a medium sized fizzy white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of yeast, spice, candied citrus, citrus, tropical fruits, lemongrass, pale malt. The taste is herbal notes, almost medicinal, citrus, tropical fruits, yeast. Medium bodied, slight lingering spice, and that medicinal note is not very welcome.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9314) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014 Quenching easy drinking saison. Fresh bottle from Premier Gourmet. Very nice after a summery day.


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