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RATINGS: 403   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beersighted (131) - - JUL 7, 2014
This basic saison is lacking the majority of what makes farmhouse beers delicious. While crisp and easy dry, this brew is lacking a distinct, top tier Belgian spiciness. While Stone has proven worthy as west coast hop heads and stout masters, this style is still a mystery.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lownote (272) - USA - JUL 31, 2015
Pours golden with lots of big bubble foam from bottle. Taste us really herby. Coriander. Grassy. Lavender?. Well hopped. A bit thick. Fine? Confusion on style given.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1558) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Just when I was getting tired of saisons, I drink this and "boom" the style is just fine with me again. Golden pour with effervescent white head. Notes of cracked peppercorn, herbal flowers, lemon, and of course wheat and the farmhouse funk.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (511) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
May2015 Bottle. Smells nice herbal, cloves, lavender, slight yeast fruitiness. Clear, beautiful, but was hoping for some haze, only a finger, but of dense and lasting white head. Lots of yeasty flavours, slight funk, interesting carbonation, quite dry and medium bodied. Short citric and long herbal aftertaste. Very enjoyable!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigtaster (796) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2015
From bottle into goblet. Yellow golden color with off white head. Nose is spices, oranges, lemon, yeast. Medium carbonation, slightly sweet, dry finish, white pepper. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (920) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2015 (Bottle) Classic saison aroma. Clear golden complexion with effervescence and thin white head, no lacing. The flavor is spicy and peppery but missing the depth and funk of the traditional farmhouse classic. However, my wife loved it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2595) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle 355ml. Pours blond/golden with high white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of spices, ginger. Taste is of spices, ginger, belgian yeast, slight acidity, some alcohol. Palate: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Good, but spices seem a bit overdone to me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reberiii (425) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Sweet spices on the nose, almost an allspice or cinnamon. Reminiscent of a Christmas ale. Golden yellow with a persistent white foam ring. Those spices are prevalent on the palate as well, finishing dry but presenting a light body and some lemon citrus up front. It’s a super easy drinker, but I think the spices are a touch much for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (2066) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
A decent saison but it lacks the traditional black pepper and coriander with Ester heavy finish. Pours a glorious golden orange with a fine, dense yellowish head. The aroma is fruity and a bit floral with nice notes of coriander and grass. Finishes a bit flat and despite a fuller body doesn’t have much else going on.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3527) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma of pear, light fruits, anise star, Belgian spices, bready malt. Flavor of spices up front (lots of anise star and cinnamon), yeast, bready malt, and plenty of fruits, with more spices in the finish. Delicious saison! Stone got it right. Certainly spice heavy though. 8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (2323) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2015
Pours amber with a quickly fading head. Aroma of bananas, spicy phenols, soft farmhouse notes, herbal hops, hints of cardamon. Somewhat hefe- and wit-like. Spicy, lightly hoppy and yeast flavours, reasonably dry though. Some earthy Saison notes.


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