Stone Saison - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.83/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Hazy, but beautiful gold to pale straw in color. In hints at something hidden deep inside.
S: Something slightly funky with a distinct, but subdued sourness. Something quite unique, but strange, that I can't identify. It's killing me! Something herbal for sure. Maybe like a lemon thyme.
T: Refreshing and crisp, with some funky, earthy notes that are difficult to pick out from the cacophony. Clear, but hard to identify, botanicals. Tastes "green". Hints of herbs like marjoram and oregano. That's a first. Pleasantly tart, with some botanical bitters on the fairly long finish.
M: Creamy for a saison. But still crisp. Light overall, with a soapiness to it.
O: Not my favorite saison, but interesting enough to keep me coming back. I'm curious to place my finger on those mystery aromatics and flavors, but that might take a few more sittings, some contemplating, maybe even some time spent hunched over in my herb garden doing comparisons sniffs.
UPDATE: Not oregano. Definitely marjoram. And also white sage!
Update: Doh! I finally read the bottle... This brew is made with lemon thyme and lavender, plus lemon zest! That makes so much sense. I picked out the lemon thyme ( quite proud of that, actually), but missed the lavender. It's there if you go looking for it, but is easily hidden and confounded by the thyme and lemony notes. Nicely blended profile, but I still get marjoram and sage... It's an interesting bouquet to say the least!
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 21:33:29 | More by logicalparadox
4.01/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured for a bottle with an enjoy by 10/4/14; into a pub glass.
Appearance - light, clear golden with tiny champagne bubbles. Big, soapy white head that leaves thick, sticky lacing behind.
Smell - sweet and sour; almost cider-like. There is a blend of spice, pear and grass that I kind of dig!
Taste - flavors from the nose are noticeable with each sip; this is a lot like a cider, but far less sweet and very refreshing!
Feel - where I really enjoy the refreshing cider nature of this beer, I would rather do with out the over-carbonated and peppery feel of a cider, and this is what I get with this saison.
Overall - something different, but enjoyable...if I'm looking for a change of pace beer during the Summer, it's great!
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 23:34:03 | More by DenverHopHead
Stone Saison from Stone Brewing Co.
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