Stone Saison | Stone Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by SuperbikeShaun on 04-13-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,268
Reviews:
204
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.98%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
266
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,268 |  Reviews: 204
Photo of Timtac
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeWard
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Catalin90
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NOLANDMAN
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Determined_021
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JohnyFriday
2.66/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dag1991
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Griphon
3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SirDirtJoe
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cgrunin
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of kristinc
3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drstalker
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
2.75/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TrufflePig
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erk0607
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of Cold_1
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fooziex
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stadmo1
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pxlwix
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Stone Saison from Stone Brewing
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