Starr Saison | Starr Hill Brewery

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Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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.

Added by TechTriumph on 07-01-2012

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2.97/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, golden, rust color with lots of orange highlights and a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Nice aromas of toasted malt, imparting notes of freshly toasted English muffins or French baguettes. There are lots of orange and grapefruit-like citrus aromas as well as some honey and spices such as coriander, black pepper, and maybe a touch of ginger.

Taste: Exactly like the aroma. There’s lots of toasted malt up front, imparting bready flavors of freshly toasted English muffins or French baguettes, followed by some honey-like sweetness, lemony/orange/grapefruit-like citrus and spices such as coriander, black pepper, and maybe a touch of ginger and saffron.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty effervescent as there is some good carbonation. With an ABV of 6.0%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a descent American Saison. It has good flavors of toasted malt, citrus and spices. Good quaff.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: hazy, golden orange; big frothy off-white head; decent lacing

Smell: sweet, candy-like aroma with coriander; some of that farmhouse funk; smells delicious

Taste: sweet malts on start; jumps to sour, grapefruit-pithe like bitterness; finishes slightly dry and sour with a finish like you bit into a citrus peel; more like a US-IPA finish

Mouthfeel: slightly thin and lightly carbed

Remarks: not too bad overall, but not great, either

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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Starr Saison from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 112 ratings
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