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Starr Saison - Starr Hill Brewery

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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.32%
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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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

Lob, Apr 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

circus_cat, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of mevett89
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!

mevett89, Apr 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

u2carew, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

TaylorK, Mar 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

jar66su, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

mikejseal, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of streetcommander
4.21/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Saisons are fantastic, but not often produced by craft breweries. This one is one of the MOST fantastic examples I have had, period. ABV is alleged to be 6.5 which is out if character for this style, but superbly executed none the less. Very well done.

Try it, and I bet you will like it.

Crisp, clear, clean, flavorful, and very sessionable.

streetcommander, Apr 27, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great beer. It has a nice golden wheat color, and a foamy head. The smell is a little smokey.

The taste is earthy, with a little smokey flavor. It is very subtle, and compliments the hops. The flavor is balanced, and very drinkable.

Saison is a good beer. It is ashame that more craft beers can't be as creative as this beer, and still be drinkable. If you get the chance, try one, because you will not regret it.

orcsinspace, Apr 21, 2013
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4.02/5  rDev +16.2%

bmoraymond, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

nstroup, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

hyoung41, Jul 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

yammy, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Fusion7777, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Blumstein, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

dugly2ugly, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

JessPrice, Jul 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

lccrunchy, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of zaphodchak
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

zaphodchak, Oct 23, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

slusk, Dec 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

avisong, Mar 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

stortore, May 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

ESeab, Feb 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

bossmanbuzz, Jun 03, 2013
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Starr Saison from Starr Hill Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.