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Starr Saison - Starr Hill Brewery

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Starr Saison is a traditional Belgian-style farmhouse ale. It is crisp and complex with plenty of fruitiness, hints of earth, and refreshing hop aroma and bitterness.

Previously known as All Access Saison.

(Beer added by: TechTriumph on 07-01-2012)
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Reviews by Guden:
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Guden

Maryland

1.68/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

A- small head with a yellow body. Looks a touch darker than most macros.

S- as soon as I cracked the bottle I thought "this was a bad choice". Obvious DMS with just a touch of Belgian fruit character and some phenolic character that just seems off.

T- up front it has slight sweet fruit flavor that is quickly destroyed by aspirin bitterness and cooled corn character.

M- relatively thin though neither as dry or carbonated as I would like for the style.

O- another terrible beer from Starr Hill. I will never try a seasonal from them again, they are all awful. Picked this because I saw Saison and didn't realize the brewer, won't make that mistake again.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 22:56:41 | More by Guden
More User Reviews:
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VTWicked

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-27-2014 23:59:46 | More by VTWicked
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-19-2014 21:23:34 | More by wisrarebeer
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MattSharpless

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-17-2014 17:53:57 | More by MattSharpless
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: hazy, golden orange; big frothy off-white head; decent lacing

Smell: sweet, candy-like aroma with coriander; some of that farmhouse funk; smells delicious

Taste: sweet malts on start; jumps to sour, grapefruit-pithe like bitterness; finishes slightly dry and sour with a finish like you bit into a citrus peel; more like a US-IPA finish

Mouthfeel: slightly thin and lightly carbed

Remarks: not too bad overall, but not great, either

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 00:36:51 | More by IchLiebeBier
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yammy

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.6%

06-16-2014 15:39:53 | More by yammy
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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

06-14-2014 18:13:46 | More by Dreamer
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KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

06-09-2014 00:19:11 | More by KevMo84
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travismiller80

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -13.3%

05-31-2014 21:21:58 | More by travismiller80
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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-24-2014 21:31:21 | More by TheEvilGenius
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.3%

05-12-2014 23:48:49 | More by JohnK17
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

05-11-2014 03:00:30 | More by oriolesfan4
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rabiddawg

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

05-03-2014 02:30:24 | More by rabiddawg
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OtisCampbell007

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-02-2014 00:47:43 | More by OtisCampbell007
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

04-30-2014 00:45:55 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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atrocity

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

04-29-2014 20:32:10 | More by atrocity
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themanilow

West Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

04-26-2014 13:31:22 | More by themanilow
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mevett89

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: straw gold, with not much of a head.

Aroma: spicy yeast and some resin from the hops.

Taste: peppery spice from the yeast and bitter resin/pine from moderate hopping. Sweet crisp base malt with a delicious malty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, medium-high carbonation. Smooth yet somewhat bubbly.

Overall: one of the better "traditional" Saisons I've had. And by traditional I mean in the style of Dupont. An excellent combination of yeast, hops and malt!

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 19:44:47 | More by mevett89
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-31-2014 21:48:22 | More by Boone757
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Mediocre_Ninja

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

03-25-2014 23:41:04 | More by Mediocre_Ninja
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SteeleWright

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-24-2014 14:08:54 | More by SteeleWright
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Stermax

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-21-2014 17:51:20 | More by Stermax
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TaylorK

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

03-14-2014 23:59:07 | More by TaylorK
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-14-2014 02:29:01 | More by Sludgeman
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear deep golden color with a fizzy head of a pure white color. The head fades super quickly leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is a rather nice mix of sweet, funk, yeast and bread. The biggest aroma is that of a sweet candied sugar smell with lots of banana sweetness within. Along with these aromas are some yeasty smells bringing with them spice aromas of coriander and clove. A bit of a wheaty smell as well as some grass and hay are there as well, overall producing a very pleasant aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a wheaty and bready flavor with a moderately strong sweet taste of banana and candied sugar. The taste also starts with a somewhat bready, which overall create a smooth and pleasant taste on the tongue. As the taste advances however the smoothness soon fades as some yeasty flavors bring with them lots of spice of coriander and clove as well as some bitter grassy and hay like flavors. The newly arriving flavors all the while, bring with them some more astringent flavors, which in the end, with the mix of all the flavors leaves a somewhat off funky, overly spiced flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. A slightly higher carbonation and slightly thinner body may have been a bit better at hiding/minimizing the off astringent flavors, all the while keeping the beer a bit more refreshing.

Overall –It was a little too off in flavor at the end of the taste with a bit too much astringent and spice, as well as a slightly weak mouthfeel. An alright saison overall, but nothing all that great.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 01:17:50 | More by Darkmagus82
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Starr Saison from Starr Hill Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.