Barrel-Aged Imperial Saison With Peaches | Stone Brewing

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Barrel-Aged Imperial Saison With PeachesBarrel-Aged Imperial Saison With Peaches

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by WickedBeer on 03-04-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of qcghost
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of erk0607
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Translucent copper and peach with a whiteish-fluffy head poured from a tap at a local restaurant.

Smell: funky peach, mild grain bill, practically no hops. Some woodiness.

Taste: much like the smell, a bit more tart, and even funkier

Feel: smooth, slick, a bit on the heavy side, slightly pucker inducing

Overall: a good beer. Would not hesitate to get again but also probably would not seek it out specially either.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Type: 4.14-oz. draft
Glass: Clear tulip glass
From: Coin Haus in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $3.94
Purchased: July 30, 2017
Consumed: July 30, 2017
Reviewed as: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Misc.: $0.95 per ounce

Finally made it to Coin Haus, walking there to sample a few brews and play some arcade games. The arcade games ended up being free (would have been to 6 p.m.) for the whole time I was there. This was one of those places where you pour your own beer and pay by the ounce. Figured I would break my rule of only reviewing six ounces for today only (and any other time I go to Coin Haus). This one intrigued me in that it was a 10.3 percent saison brewed with peaches. Was looking forward to it going in.

Poured a pale, hazy color with two fingers of frothy white head which thinned out quickly. No bubbles underneath. Outstanding uneven foamy lacing. Very good retention. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled musty basemen up front, giving way to peach, apricot, Brett, white wine barrels and sugary peach puree. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted pretty damn good. Nowhere near 10.3 percent ABV initially, but tasted the booze for sure as it went down. Juicy peach, dry white wine, rather oaky, apricot and Brett. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, boozy, dry finish. (Feel - 3.25)

Might have overrated this a tad, but it was very good overall. (Overall - 3.75)

3.78 | 85 | B+

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Served in a tulip glass. Pours a medium orange body, one finger white head, good retention, lots of lacing. Floral notes, light peach skin and stone fruit aromas, moderate grainy cracker sweetness, touch of pepper, oak. Flavour follows the nose straightforward, a bit of mild lactic acidity, but for the most part this is more of a slightly funky farmhouse ale than other American examples. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter, slightly heavy, but substantial.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a crowler of this at the Stone Store at Liberty Station in Point Loma, CA. Poured into a wide tulip glass.

Look: Pours a deep golden amber, completely opaque with a nice light tan head of foam.
Smell: Strong notes of honey, hints of peach but an overall beautiful floral quality that even has hints of sour cherry, much like a grand cru or foederbier.
Taste: First hit with that sour style bitterness of tart cherries and peaches, then in the back of my mouth get a strong oakiness in the finish that really balances it out well.
Feel: Light seltzery carbonation, farily heavy body but goes down smoothly. Not too resinous but it is definitely a style to make you smack your lips.

A great pickup from Stone! Not often brewing saisons I wasn't sure what to expect, but this was well balanced and a great saison, especially for those who are also fond of sour style beers. Pick one up if you have the chance! $14 for a crowler ($2 for the can, $12 for the fill).

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Barrel-Aged Imperial Saison With Peaches from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 9 ratings