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RATINGS: 671   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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It’s a saison of sorts; hellaciously herbaceous and hopefully contagious. This was not a ready made ale. But it is a ready made collaboration. Meaning Stone and Victory are 2 breweries that are exactly like Dogfish in that they do/brew exactly what they love and they do/brew it exactly like no other brewery out there. (Love - lots of it in this bottle)

-Samuel A Calagione

Ale brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.

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3.8
dogfish120love (1331) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Pours a bright straw yellow with a billowing lather of foam. The aroma is highly floral with notes of pepper and rosemary. The parsley and sage also shine through in the nose. The flavor is somewhat sweet, but by no means cloying. Du BUFF shows hints of lavendar and the palate is moderately dry.

3.4
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2010
The pour is a mostly clear, golden color with a full, white, fluffy head which is mostly diminishing and leaves minimal scattered lace. The nose is filled with the herbs, sage taking the forefront, herbal hops, some white pepper spice, and maybe just some light citrus peel. The flavor is very similar with the dry, herbal hop notes melding well with the brewing herbs, white peppery phenols still adding to the spice, faint lemon peel, more than moderate bitterness, faint acidity. The palate is dry, mildly quenching, lively, and light to medium. The finish is dry, spicy with pepper, and ultimately with herbs on the tongue. The spicy phenols seemed to be almost too much hiding the beer, as did so many different herbs. The beer was pleasant but with four herbs in the brew, it was hard to distinguish each one individually. Nice attempt but not one of favorite saisons.

4.1
gorditoabd (636) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Pours a murky golden hue with TONS of fluffy foam and a visibly fizzy character, with bubbles upon bubbles running up the sides of the glass. Aroma of Rosemary, thyme, parsley, and sage are immediately notable upon the pour. It’s odd, but far from unpleasant. Taste is light and pleasantly of malt, and then the herbs kick in and it’s like drinking an rum-free mojito. Pretty cool, and definitely a unique beer to be appreciated and remembered. Palate is lasting and just complex enough to keep me interested between sips.

4
flatmatt (1576) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours slightly on the pale side of gold with a large white head. Aroma has a very interesting herbal aroma that I can’t quite place; checking the description it makes sense as rosemary and parsley. The aroma also includes some citrus zest, a bit of yeasty aroma, and pepper. Flavor is also rather herbal and mildly peppery, again with lots of lemon zest leading into malty biscuit with some yeasty elements. If you’re going to add herbs and spices to a saison, this is how to do it.

4
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2010
12 oz bottle. For starters, this bottle poured out one beautiful beer. The rich, creamy, cloud-like, milky white head was retained exquisitely, leaving a frothy lacing down the sides. The body of the beer was big and bright, though completely opaque, and gold in color. With that said, the actual beer wasn’t too bad either. Not so unexpectedly, the aroma was like opening a spice cabinet with a Belgian golden ale sitting in it as well. Notes of mixed spices, obviously, and bread, light cashew nuts, butter, and herbal hop. The spices thankfully do not overpower the palate though as they blend nicely to make for a well balanced, flavorful beer. Aside from the minor kick the spices give to it, this is has nice creamy texture overall. The parsley is readily apparent to me, and though the others are not, it is obvious that there are several unique spices added here. Also, bread, herbal grass, light earth, a mellow nuttiness, and some mixed fruits, peaches, and cherries as well in the mostly herbal spiced finish. Even with the quality of brewers involved, I wasn’t really expecting too much here, but in the end, I was really impressed. This was a great beer.

3.8
j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Bottle that John shared. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a thin white head. Lemon and citrus, rosemary. Nice lemony notes, crisp musk. Medium bodied and smooth, light sweetness to it. More lemony sweet flavors on the finish. Surprisingly well done.

3.4
Ratman197 (14852) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Bottle poured a clear golden yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of sage, rosemary, thyme and light straw. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, rosemary, sage and thyme with as crisp dry lingering spiced finish. Would be much better with a little restraint on the herbs. Can you say "test batchs"?

3.7
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2010
hazy golden with huge white head. mild hop bitterness before a ton of citrus fruit hop notes and some subtle spiciness. bone dry finish. the overwhelming citrus note isnt classic for the style, but it’s an enjoyable brew

3.9
pineypower (3330) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Bottle, much thanks to Ed. Pours out a somewhat cloudy orangy golden color with a well carbonated white head. Aroma is of spices, definitely rosemary, grass and some earthy notes in there too. Taste is very complex, I taste the rosemary and parsley as suggested, there is also some grassy notes, slight yeast, and a lingering pepery/spicy earthy note. Definitely awesome. Initially I had no idea what to think of this one, but I’m now definitely a fan.

3.9
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of sage, pepper, grass, rosemary, florals, and parsley. Flavor of citrus, pepper, rosemary, parsley, and grass. Nicely balanced and spicy. Excellent use of herbs.


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