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Stone "The Tiger Cub" Saison

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Brewed by Steve Gonzalez, Research and Small Batch Manager at Stone Brewing Co.:

Brewmaster Mitch Steele asked me to brew a saison so I came up with a recipe that had herbal notes from the noble hops, citrus, and a hint of pepper from the Grains of Paradise. When the question of what to name the beer came up, I suggested Tiger Cub. Tiger Cub was my nickname for my wife Jenn. I had told her that I would name a really special beer after her someday, but she passed away before I could do so. When the opportunity to name the beer presented itself I though this saison, something she would have liked, would be the perfect opportunity to make good on my promise

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9253) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pour on tap at Avery Sourfest 2014, clear golden-orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of bread, dough, yeasty notes into a bit of spice, slight earth, grass into some slight white fruit. Taste was a mix of dough, bread, spice notes into some yeasty, earthy notes with a hint of fruit, finishing fairly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (5435) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Sample at Strong Ale Festival 2014. Comes golden orange with a decent white head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and spice. Taste is fruit, malt, spice, and wood. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10870) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Orange pour, white head. Light saison yeast, citrus, acetone, a bit watery. Just ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours a mostly clear deep golden faint orange with an off white head. Aroma is sweet, mild citrus, white wine, hint of sour. Flavor is mild citrus, tangy. Light in body and very drinkable. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1451) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Orange gold pour with white head. Aroma and taste a alcholic apricot. Not a favorite of mine. Still, not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 24, 2014
On tap at O Neills. Watery, with some nice earthiness. A little spicy, buy with some weird esters. Just a so so beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mcberko (14361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
On tap at Saraveza, pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Nose of nail polish remover, white wine and apricots. Flavour fortunately doesn’t bring out as much of the cosmetic notes, with notes of apricot and dry vinous oak. Something wrong here - quite a bit of off-notes in this. Not good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1836) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a cloudy pale amber color. Nice peppery saison with mild sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1461) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Tap @ Stone O’Side. Nice looking beer with a hazy glowing sunset color. Aroma is oddly fruity with grain and some light bitterness. Kind of a wine like flavor (white) with dry grain and some bitterness. Some light soap as well. Lightly coating mouthfeel. Pretty subpar for the style but okay on the whole.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (7313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Hazy gold, minimal head. Nose is funky yet herbal and floral, kinda like potpourri with a bit of hay. Flavor is very estery with slight boozy notes of dough and hay and light pale grains, with a kinda-hoppy leafy hop and floral resin finish.

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