Saison
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From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #842
ABV:
6%
Score:
81
Ranked #26,738
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 13.13%
Ratings:
1,278
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 21, 2021
Added:
Apr 13, 2014
Wants:
  27
Gots:
  265
SCORE
81
Good
SaisonSaison
Notes: A modern take on a Belgian classic
First Release: April 2014

In spring 2011, Stone bought the farm, literally, taking over 19 acres of fertile Southern California soil where we now grow pristine fruits, vegetables, herbs and more for our Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens restaurants. A taste of our homespun farm-to-tableism is provided in this farmhouse ale. Lemon zest, grains of paradise, lemon thyme and lavender harvested in Southern California fields, including our own at Stone Farms, provide citrus and floral character along with a subtle, tantalizing spice. Thanks to the infusion of fresh West Coast ingredients, this isn’t your everyday saison. It’s our saison—100% Stone.
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3.74 by DOCRW from Washington on Nov 21, 2021
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3.02/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Sigmund from Norway

355 ml bottle, from a trade with Cunningham. ABV is 6%. Pale golden colour, crystal clear first, hazy when the yeast is poured in the end. Huge white head. Surprisingly moderate aroma of spicy saison yeast and grain, not remarkable. Spicy saison yeast in the flavour too, bitter finish. Again some grainy notes. Far from the best saison I’ve had.

May 08, 2021
 
2.5 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 16, 2020
 
4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 06, 2020
 
3.58 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Dec 03, 2018
 
4 by BradtheGreat7 from Ohio on Jun 26, 2018
 
3.54 by prototypic from Ohio on Apr 29, 2018
 
2.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 03, 2018
 
3.54 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee on Sep 23, 2017
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3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by q33jeff from New Jersey

**
09/02/2014

Bottle to goblet.

Aroma is melon, citrus, hops, bread, yeast.
Appearance: cloudy yellow, big big airy white head.
Taste: cream of tartar. Sounds odd, but its a good thing. Sourdough bread, yeast, some fruit. Chewy. Lemon. Biscuit. I’m all over the place,but i like it.
Feel: Creamy, lasting, chewy.

Profound Statement: I like me a saison.

**

Aug 12, 2017
 
3.47 by Timtac from New Jersey on Feb 23, 2017
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3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

12oz bottle into a pint glass. bottle says "5/21/15. So getting close to 18 months old. bottle says consume fresh. So might be in trouble here. Well, it was a free one...

Actually looks pretty good. Fairly hazy yellow body. big fluffy white head which persists leaving good lacing. head stays in some form throughout. good carbonation.

not getting much on the nose beyond the Belgian yeast aroma.

Not bad in the taste department either. spices have muted quite a lot, and i didn't get the pepper hit at the end. having said that, it was clean, floral, and quite yeasty. pleasant enough drink.

around medium on the mouth, slightly bitter citrus finish.

18 months old and still a very acceptable beverage.

Jan 01, 2017
 
4 by Catalin90 from Romania on Nov 20, 2016
 
3.55 by NOLANDMAN from Massachusetts on Oct 29, 2016
 
3.85 by DutchcdnTEXAN from Texas on Oct 24, 2016
 
3.6 by Determined_021 from New Mexico on Oct 03, 2016
 
2.5 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Sep 04, 2016
 
2.66 by JohnyFriday from Colorado on Sep 02, 2016
 
4 by dag1991 from Ohio on Jul 16, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Pours a slightly hazy straw-yellow with a finger plus of fuzzy head that dissipates rapidly and completely. Faint citrus and grass. Taste citrus and ginger. On the thin side, but quite satisfying.

Jul 06, 2016
 
3.34 by Griphon from Florida on Jun 27, 2016
 
3.5 by psoriasaurus from Thailand on Jun 09, 2016
 
3.79 by SirDirtJoe from Mexico on May 28, 2016
 
3.71 by cgrunin from Texas on May 21, 2016
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3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by stevoj from Idaho

Not sure if I would put this in the spice/herb category, as it is pretty much a straight up saison, with some additional flavors. Everything about this says saison, with the lavender coming to fruition at the finish. Pretty flavorful as the added ingredients bring out the floral nature of the saison. Much better than rated, and possibly mis-categorized.

May 18, 2016
 
3.34 by kristinc from Canada (BC) on May 09, 2016
 
3.91 by drstalker from Illinois on Apr 30, 2016
 
2.75 by AD17 from New Jersey on Apr 25, 2016
 
3.74 by TrufflePig from Michigan on Apr 23, 2016
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3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by erk0607 from Colorado

Look: Slightly hazy amber with suspended bubbles, good head subsiding to nice foamy lace
Smell: yeast presence, grass, floral, hay, bitter fruit
Taste: bitter, saison yeast, citrus, hay, intense pepper
Feel: medium body, tingles the tongue
Overall: a good sipper to enjoy when you want something that has sharp, intense saison flavors

Apr 20, 2016
 
3.27 by Cold_1 from California on Apr 17, 2016
 
3.57 by fooziex from Texas on Apr 17, 2016
 
3.48 by stadmo1 from Michigan on Mar 28, 2016
 
3.54 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden on Mar 25, 2016
 
3.7 by Pxlwix from Texas on Mar 20, 2016
 
3.69 by Walleybeer from New Jersey on Mar 19, 2016
 
3.02 by Beersilio from Massachusetts on Mar 07, 2016
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3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey

330 ml clear bottle. Pours a golden amber colour with a large white foamy head. Aromas of citrus & yeast. Tastes of citrus, grain, spice & yeast with a decent hopped bitterness finish. Overall very enjoyable but not the best Saison I've ever come across, of which I seem to have had a number lately.

Mar 06, 2016
 
1.9 by preynusa from Illinois on Feb 19, 2016
 
3.79 by Metaltildeath from Washington on Feb 14, 2016
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