Stone Saison

California
United States
Stone Brewing Saison Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

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. 

Profile

ABV: 
6.0%
IBUs: 
35
Hops: 
Perle, Aramis
Judges Review 
Randy Scorby's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The initial aroma is fruity with a hint of lemon, followed by a moderate herbal, spicy character. A light black pepper and bready maltiness evolves over time, offering balance and adding even more complexity to this beer. The lemon is even more pronounced in the flavor and is complemented by a light tartness. The flavor follows the aroma, with the pepper and complex fruity character emerging mid-palate along, and a moderate hop bitterness helps dry out the pleasant residual sweetness of the malt. It pours a beautiful orange-amber color with a long-lasting creamy white head.  The alcohol warming is smooth and satisfying. An enjoyable beer to sip during the upcoming autumn months.

Brewery Introduction

Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone Brewing has come a long way since opening up in San Diego, California in 1996. We have been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 11 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate ... Read More

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