Starr Saison - Starr Hill Brewery
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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
3.28/5 rDev -5.2%
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.
05-13-2013 15:35:38 | More by Jenks
4.21/5 rDev +21.7%
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.
04-27-2013 21:16:14 | More by streetcommander
3.58/5 rDev +3.5%
Pours a transparent golden colour with a big bright white head.
The smell is Belgian yeast, cloves,bananas and black pepper.
The taste is sweet, cloves and apples, finishes too watery.
The mouthfeel is pretty thin, with medium carbonation.
This beers not that bad, but to be honest I haven't been all that impressed by any of star hills beers.
04-24-2013 00:08:33 | More by Dave1999
4.03/5 rDev +16.5%
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.
04-21-2013 21:26:29 | More by orcsinspace
Starr Saison from Starr Hill Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.