I grabbed this one out of the fridge since I’m trying to do a “first in, first out” type of deal. I’ve had both of the Victory and Stone offerings prior to this, so I pretty much know what to expect. So far, I think Victory is better than Stone’s. But, we’ll see if this one beats the prior two.
Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale
Trivia: According to the DFH website, “Sam Calagione is the founder and President of Dogfish Head. Sam got the brewing bug back in the early 1990s while working at a bar in NYC that featured microbrewed beer. After a number of homebrew batches, Sam put his English degree to the test while writing the brewpub business plan. Sam is the brainchild behind all the wacky things that happen at Dogfish Head. He’s often on the road promoting Dogfish Head through beer, song, dance and words!”
This beer poured a golden color, but clear with lots of carbonation. The head was about two to three fingers, white and fluffy, as to be expected. On the nose, there are hints of spice, like rosemary and parsley, with overwhelms anything else that might be present. On the taste, again, it’s all spice. I can’t get anything, just lots and lots of spice. Well, that and carbonation. This isn’t nearly as well-balanced as the other two. The finish is much of the same, long and spicy. I like the concept of a spiced saison, I think it makes this pretty unique. But, there has to be more than just spice. After having all three, the choice is easy: Victory, Stone and DFH. If you get a chance, try all three. But, if you only get just one, try for Victory’s.
Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0