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Stone Saison - Stone Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 761
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 10
Gots: 93 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SuperbikeShaun on 04-13-2014)
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Photo of rangerred
2.95/5  rDev -16.7%

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours a hazy medium gold with a huge billowy white head. Like a good Saison, the head is rocky and has awesome staying power. It hangs on for a long time with huge clumps clinging to the sides of the glass.

The aroma really throws me for a loop. The spices are really in your face and seem a bit overdone. A Saison should have some yeasty spice but this just seems a bit artificial. Too much lemon and ginger. Maybe just a slight hint of actual yeast esters coming through.

The flavor lets up on the spices a little bit but not much. Still a huge hit of lemon with ginger figuring in prominently. The ginger really stands out to me and overpowers the yeast esters which are there but buried in the background. There is a good deal of heat on the back of the throat after the finish from the ginger. Mouthfeel is a little too sweet and sticky for the style.

Overall, I absolutely love Saisons and they are one of my favorite style; Stone has not done it justice. Making a good Saison basically involves using the right yeast and the right temperatures. It seems like Stone just through a ton of spices in the brew to cover up any imperfections. Not really worth seeking out.

rangerred, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of RexBanner
1/5  rDev -71.8%

Served from a 12 ounce bottle in a Pilsner glass.

Its appearance was golden with an off white colored one finger head that had some retention. The lacing on the glass was present throughout the session.
Not quite clear as it was somewhat hazy. Nice carbonation bubbles rising to the top. A few sediments playfully dancing in the glass as well.

The nose was of lavender, very faint citrus, maybe lemon, Pilsner hops and what I'm only assuming to be adjunct grains.
Unfortunately the taste is where this beer lost me. It tasted as if I was drinking cold bath water. I picked up the citrus, albeit very subtly. It was the taste of everything else that did me in. The lavender was very prominent, as was the Pilsner hops. Not very "hoppy" but the combination of Pilsner and lavender just didn't do it for me.
Sad to say that the rest of this one found its way down the drain of the kitchen sink.

Not the best Saison in my humble opinion, but if you've had it and enjoyed it then that's all that really matters.

RexBanner, Aug 22, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -57.6%

Left a rating but accidentally deleted it.

The beer seems great at first but then a medicinal, powder pill flavor sets in. It was like that feeling you have when you keep medicine in your mouth for too long before you down it. Extremely bitter and did not seem right to me.

I'm sure it is a great beer and that I more than likely had a bad bottle. But, the one I had was DEFINITELY just barely a 1.5.

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Photo of illpass78
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy gold with a big white head. Pretty dense carbonation and fairly heavy lacing.

Aroma: Big spice and lemon presence up front. Fair amount of ginger in there, too.

Taste: This beer brings big spice, lemon, ginger and pepper flavors. It's not lacking for flavor at all. If anything, it's kind of unsubtle. Also has some alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel: Pretty standard depth for the style.

Overall: Solid saison, but not my favorite Stone brew. It's slightly more aggressive than I typically prefer in this style. Worth a try.

illpass78, Sep 10, 2014
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Stone Saison from Stone Brewing Co.
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