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Starr Saison - Starr Hill Brewery

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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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Lob

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

04-13-2013 04:03:53 | More by Lob
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circus_cat

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

04-02-2013 00:23:29 | More by circus_cat
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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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TaylorK

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

03-14-2014 23:59:07 | More by TaylorK
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jar66su

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

02-03-2013 01:40:24 | More by jar66su
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mikejseal

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

06-16-2013 17:39:54 | More by mikejseal
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streetcommander

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 21:16:14 | More by streetcommander
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orcsinspace

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 21:26:29 | More by orcsinspace
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.6%

02-25-2014 06:16:44 | More by nstroup
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hyoung41

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.6%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.6%

06-16-2014 15:39:53 | More by yammy
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Fusion7777

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.6%

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

Spain

4/5  rDev +15.6%

03-08-2013 06:37:15 | More by Blumstein
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dugly2ugly

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.6%

05-01-2013 01:03:32 | More by dugly2ugly
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JessPrice


4/5  rDev +15.6%

07-21-2012 22:40:02 | More by JessPrice
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.6%

08-28-2013 22:57:01 | More by lccrunchy
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zaphodchak

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 04:16:48 | More by zaphodchak
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slusk

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-03-2013 21:32:55 | More by bossmanbuzz
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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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jniagar1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-10-2013 22:44:36 | More by jniagar1
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Starr Saison from Starr Hill Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.