deanso (10134) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JUN 17, 2016
66cl bottle shared at the June THT.
Thin ring white head. Very hazy light amber ppur. Nice smokey aftertaste/ Well blanaced mariuspoenari (2692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
Sampled at THT June tasting. Amber with a thin white head. Smoked bacon, soft saison notes, caranel and honey. Bitter and syrupy, with a nice sweetness underneath. Idiosynkrasie (7516) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2016
650ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, orangey golden colour with small to average, thick, creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Fruit dominated, slightly clean if not aseptic, all in all classical Saison aroma with flavours in peach, apricot and sweet cherry direction as well as hints of mustard seed finds itself interfered by light, oaky smoky, leafy tobacco notes, which thereby redound to an oscillating effect, making it difficult to decide between complementary and incongruous aspects. Taste is rather bitter hoppy, smoky notes knock repeatedly, slightly sweet fruity notes of peach and apricot try hard to attain prevalence, involving spicy hints of mustard seed and a touch of sweet cherry; almost completely hidden alcohol - that nevertheless unfolds quite some impact. I admit to lack comprehension for the high abv - would prefer a lightly, less clinical version, sporting a more laissez-faire attitude concerning yeast action and possible defilement. DwarfeD (3513) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2016
650ml bottle shared at home. Hazy golden with a medium white soapy head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with subtle bitter tones. Caramel, honey, malts, smoke and spices. Nice! oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
Pours a crisp bright golden brown color. Aromas of peat, smoke, and vegetables. Flavor is metallic vegetable tasting.
BuckeyeBoy (7680) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2016
22oz bottle thanks to my wife. Pours out a hazy gold topped with a white head. nose is smoked meat some yeast earthy notes and more of the smoke. Taste is more of the smoke cured meat a nice yeast touch and some spice. SinH4 (4795) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 7, 2016
Hazy golden-orange color with small whie head. Preiselbeeren, smoked malts, tart. Taste is cherries, preiselbeeren, jammy, a bit spicy. Could be dirtier, but still a nice dry fruity Saison. gam (3930) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2016
Medium head orange gold pour soft carbonation aromas citrus crispness rich spicy note grain banana clove floral touch the flavours sweet conserve taste rich malt remember now that rich cherry wood taste light resin sticky note smoke touch rich on the palate grain taste mild sort of bitter taste sweetness is perfect good balance earthiness doughy touch bread note great to drink the finish cherry wood a real winner in taste some good fruit spice notes lasting earthiness sweetness nicely balanced beer very good classy smoked Saison scottcowan (1) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2016 does not count
Single elements of the beer work as incredibly unique entries on Stone’s part. However, as it fails to work as a cohesive product. Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2016
22oz bottle 3/17/16 (Jewel-Osco) 42° in Lager Glass-Pours a light golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, smoke, and spices. Taste of the same with a bit more smoke on the back end. This light to medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.