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Old 08-13-2012, 10:57 PM   #1
Feb 2010
Pennsauken, NJ
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Just cracked a victory and gotta say well done. Not a traditional saison at all but they picked a good base style.

Anyone else try? Its a colab between dfh, stone, and victory. All three bottle it. I suppose there are suble differances,i only have the victory. Herbal infused with rosemary, but i def taste basil. Crystal clear, straw/copper in color. Herbal nose and taste. Clean short finish. herbs dominate a this ballanced beer. Pretty good.
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:57 PM   #2
Sep 2011
Fort Myers, Florida
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I would say it's more of an herbal beer than a saison. From memory, I dont remember getting any saison qualities really, just a **** ton of rosemary.. perhaps a bit too much at that.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:54 PM   #3
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Jan 2010
central, IL
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I brewed a clone with 3711, and it definitely has Saison character. The herbs were very strong at first (the wort smelled like chicken stock lol), but have mellowed nicely now after a few months.

Yummy stuff.

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Old 09-06-2012, 12:20 AM   #4
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Jul 2012
Greenville, South Carolina
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I just cracked one open from Stone tonight, it was hazy colored, but otherwise exactly as described. Extremely herbal, lots of rosemary, it was interesting and had a little bit of saison type funk to it, but overall I don't think it was for me.

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Old 09-06-2012, 05:28 AM   #5
Apr 2012
Grapeville, PA
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I hate every saison I've ever tried but I love this beer (must not be very saison-y). I tried the victory last year: Great rosemary aroma and taste. Clean and refreshing.

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