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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Malt beverage with natural flavors

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (5717) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2010
12 oz bottle from Canals Rio Grande. Pours a clear gold body with a small bright white foamy head. Aroma is loaded with herbs, sage and thyme dominate with Rosemary bringing up the rear. The body is the thickest of the three brewers with lots of bubbly carbonation. Flavors of herbs, grains and citrus hops. Nice enough to make me glad I grabbed a 4 pack.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (5835) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2010
From MaltDawg @ 12th Richmond Gathering: Funk and lemon zest aroma. Clear yellow, thin head. Funk and lemon zest flavor with the lemon lingering long after. The Stone version is much better than the Victory or DFH versions.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2750) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy apricot and has a faint and whisky white head. Aromas are odd... Each time I draw near, I pull something different. First is lemon, then pine, a little buttery dough. I cant tell whether it is developing or Im just in tune with different things at different times. Flavor seems to blend these elements. It starts off with a soft and pleasant lemon edge before a bit of a doughy malt presence takes hold. All throughout, there seems to be a bit of a piney hops that is faint, but clearly there, blossoming most fully in the late aftertaste with a bit of barn funk. Pretty decent and no way would I have pinned the ABV at nearly 7%.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a completely clear golden yellow body with a somewhat small white head, but it leaves decent lacing behind. Aromas of sage, coriander, estery yeast, bready, rosemary, kafir lime, candi sugar, lemon grass and many other spicy notes that I cannot put words too. Flavors of spice, candi sugar, cotton candi, light bitterness, slightly grassy. The spices are not as robust or aggressively in your face as the Stone version. More of a back ground note. Lively bubbles, dry and spicily bitter finish. Nearly as enjoyable as the Stone Version. Still a joy in a glass.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Pours slightly hazy bright golden with delicate white head. Nose shows lots of herbs and spices as well as grassy hops and citrus. None of the spices dominate, and the whole works out well. I wish American saisons would be stop trying to be Hennepin clones (not that Hennepins bad) and be more adventurous like this fine series.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2010
bottle. Pours clear gold with fluffy white head, nice lacing. Aroma of sage, rosemary, black pepper, dough. Body contains doughy flavors from the yeast, with the spices becoming more prominent on the finish, which is complex and eventually turns into a lingering bittersweet sensation. Also present are some citrus flavors, lemon-lime, maybe even a subtle peachyness. Medium to full bodied, it is quite palatable, although I would not consider this a good session. Overall nicely done, and very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Bottle from Vas Foremost. Clearly, this one is a filtered version. Pours a crystal clear gold with a somewhat fizzy white head that sticks around. Nose is lavender & sage, faint yeast dough and grain. Pretty well in balance. On taste, refreshing bitterness and very clean flavors. more sage and lavender come through, as well as a touch of celery. Pretty nice, thought the DFH takes the cake.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Wow. This is really excellent. The yeasty fruitiness (or are those hops?) stays with you for a very long time, well after you swallow it. The body is quite nice too--every American Saison Ive had errs by being too thin or fat. This is effervescent and cheery. A first-rate beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle from Binnys Beverage Depot in Orland Park, Illinois: This poured a clear yellow body with a short bubbly head that quickly vanished. No lace at all. The aroma was herbal and powdery with a drop of honey in it. It had a strong, bitter herbal flavor that pretty well buried the malt. Dry, dusty finish. Okay.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (6066) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle. Hazy amber pour with a short white head. Strong spicy and herbal aroma with yeast and flowery notes. Taste is also strong spices, funky yeast, grains, peppery notes, herbs and dried fruit. Body is light-medium and bubbly. End is more strong spices, herbs, light hops, flowers, dried fruit and powdery yeast.


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