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Starr Saison - Starr Hill Brewery

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102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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 zaphodchak:
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zaphodchak

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +10.7%

Deep amber body with slight haze. Thin white head; heavy lacing.

Not much smell—perhaps faint spice.

Some Belgian bubblegum years character and a hoppy finish. A bit of saison spice in the middle, and a wheaty body. Pleasant and balanced.

A bit fluffy in terms of mouthfeel: neither super bright nor thick.

Decent saison-style, not very funky or anything, but not bad.

10-23-2013 04:16:48 | More by zaphodchak
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.64/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured on and a half bottles into a large tulip glass with a slightly hazed rich golden color with a very nicely defined fluffy white head that stuck like glue to the glass.Aromas mainly consisted spicy phenols,clove,and white pepper mainly with just a hint of citrus fruit.Like the nose the flavors are yeasty and phenolic,alot of spice and mild funk,with a bit of toasted grain.Not bad but a little one dimensional with the phenols.

04-02-2013 20:02:28 | More by oberon
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.6%

02-25-2014 06:16:44 | More by nstroup
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Guden

Maryland

1.68/5  rDev -51.4%

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.

04-11-2013 22:56:41 | More by Guden
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

12-18-2012 01:27:40 | More by stereosforgeeks
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-20-2013 21:28:45 | More by tdm168
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hyoung41

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.6%

07-30-2012 00:01:39 | More by hyoung41
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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-19-2013 02:55:44 | More by avisong
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yammy

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.6%

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

Tennessee

4.02/5  rDev +16.2%

08-21-2014 01:40:11 | More by bmoraymond
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Heritage02Rider

New York

2/5  rDev -42.2%

04-15-2013 14:46:39 | More by Heritage02Rider
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Bung

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-15-2013 01:44:55 | More by Bung
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.96/5  rDev -14.5%

A: The beer pours a carrot orange with a good clarity factor. A one finger cream head is steady as well the slowly ascending carbonation within. Small encircling lace ring.

S: For aroma there was a bit of stale oranges, musky nature, wheat, and some dry vinery.

T: The flavor was a bit spicy upfront, oranges, with a strong yeasty character, along with some musky fruit. Dry grainy dusting, a bit of dry spicing and woodsy touch. Dry hoppy pine, flour and wheat come on the close.

M: ordinary, lacks the crispness i prefer by style, the body is average, no real aspiration, with a dry powdery and pollen like coating.

O: Overall average best describes this attempt. Not good enough to mention, just barley good enough to finish, but certain not good enough for repeat best describes my feelings about this.

06-22-2013 19:22:54 | More by beerthulhu
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Fusion7777

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.6%

06-11-2013 23:14:00 | More by Fusion7777
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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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trigger467

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

06-01-2013 22:20:31 | More by trigger467
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slusk

Virginia

3.76/5  rDev +8.7%

A: This brew pours a golden yellow with orange hues. It has a nice one finger white head that quickly dissipates. moderate amount of lacing.

S: There's almost no hop aroma in this brew. It has a grainy malt sweetness, orange spice dominates the show with a slight peppery overtone.

T: The taste follows the aroma with a nice citrusy smack of orange. I bit of acidic bite on the tongue followed by a nice light malty after taste. Bitterness is slight but present with a semi-dry finish.

M: A moderate to high carbonation complements the low to medium body. Nice and clean.

O: Belgians aren't my favorite style but this lawnmower beer is a pleasant surprise with a pleasant taste that leans more toward the orange side of the spectrum. A semi sweet, slightly acidic finish transforms into a nice bready finish in this easy drinking saison. I like that the Belgian character is upfront but not overdone. Bravo Starr Hill.

12-31-2013 19:22:42 | More by slusk
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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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obywan59

Virginia

3.56/5  rDev +2.9%

Pours an almost clear yellow to golden color with a pure white 1 1/2 finger head (3 fingers on the harder 2nd pour) that recedes slowly leaving copious amounts of attractive, sticky lacing.

Citric and grassy sweet, akin to fresh mown hay. A hint of Belgian yeast. Rather clean for a Saison. Fruity with light spice. I get some bubblegum as well

1st swallow of light toast, 2nd a whiff of cherry?? Then a bit of earthiness/woodiness. Nothing really unpleasant, only the barest hint of funk. Pleasantly dry, tartly citric, and moderately bitter, especially after the beer warms.

Crisp and fluffy (good word zaphodchak). The carbonation billows on the palate.and tongue. Drying. Decently warming.

I really liked this beer. It's a bit light in the normal saison funky and earthy qualities, but it's tasty, well balanced, and easy to drink.

03-05-2014 03:33:00 | More by obywan59
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stortore

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-24-2013 05:54:22 | More by stortore
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ESeab

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-28-2013 17:22:11 | More by ESeab
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

06-12-2013 20:30:01 | More by JMUbrewz
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Blumstein

Spain

4/5  rDev +15.6%

03-08-2013 06:37:15 | More by Blumstein
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.3%

08-12-2013 20:35:10 | More by mpalestino
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

04-21-2013 21:02:31 | More by LooseMoose1978
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Starr Saison from Starr Hill Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.