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Starr Saison - Starr Hill Brewery

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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
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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Ratings: 105 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Rhettroactive, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

ksimon, Jun 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

BeerForMuscle, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
2.96/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

beerthulhu, Jun 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

mikejseal, Jun 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

JMUbrewz, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Fusion7777, Jun 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Camjmorton, Jun 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

bossmanbuzz, Jun 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

trigger467, Jun 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

zdeck37, May 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

mulliwater, May 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

stortore, May 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Tacoboomerang, May 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

bigfnjoe, May 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

SonOfKyuss, May 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

themantis13, May 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

djrn2, May 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

gregu2, May 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Bung, May 15, 2013
Photo of Jenks
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Banana esters are the first aroma to hit the nose. Pilsner malt is detected behind the banana. Some noble hop character is there once the beer warms up a bit.

A - Very nice, crystal clear golden color. Pours very little head which disappears soon after pouring.

F - Classic Pilsner malt flavor in this beer. A peppery yeast character follows which fills the mouth and mixes well with the banana. Not sure if I can detect any noble hop flavors. Balanced nicely; I wouldn't call it to be on the malty or bitter side. The finish is fairly dry.

M - Medium body. Leaves a pleasant aftertaste in the mouth that is reminiscent of the beer itself. Carbonation seems a little low. There is no astringency or other offensive characteristics. No creaminess. A slight alcohol warmth.

O - This is a good Saison but not great. I would have liked some more pronounced yeast character; more spicyness, more pepper, banana, etc. The balance is spot on for a Saison; dry but with a little malt and just a touch of noble hop.

Jenks, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

dugly2ugly, May 01, 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
Starr Saison from Starr Hill Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.