Saison Du BUFF - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Krevee:
3.65/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Bruery tulip
A - Pours a golden straw yellow with a small white head that faded fairly quickly, although my pour was a very moderate one. There is minimal lacing
S - The smell is of hops as you would expect some Stone made or at least had a part in making. There is also that barnyard saison smell along with the herbs that are described in this beer. Although I could not really smell them individually they did make a pleasant nose together.
T - Taste is slightly hoppy on the front end with some light saison character in the middle and a strong finish of herb/spices. The taste and smell go hand in hand. The taste is pleasant overall but I times flavors can be out of balance and the herbs can be a little overpowering
M - Mouthfeel is good. I enjoyed the way this beer felt in my mouth as I drank it. Its light as you would expect and has the right amount of carbonation, along with some nice residue renaming in my mouth after taking a sip.
D - Drinkability is good and because this beer feels so light it is very easy to drink quickly. Although I think after a while a spices and herbs could become a bit overwhelming and keep me from drinking more.
Overall an interesting saison. I enjoyed the herbs but I felt that they could be a bit overwhelming at times. I had it with a BBQ chicken dinner and I though it went well but I am glad a split a glass because I feel this beer may be a bit unbalanced. An interesting and good saison interpretation from Stone DFH and Victory.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2010 03:32:15 | More by Krevee
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3.79/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a cloudy gold with a mountainous, thick white head.
S: Aromas of funky, spicy yeast, minerals, crackers, biscuits, grass, straw, hay, lemon, thyme, sage, rosemary, and parsley fill the nose.
T: Strong notes of thyme, sage, rosemary, and parsley are present up front, chased by flavors of lemon, grass, straw, hay, lime zest, white pepper, biscuit, crackers, minerals, honey, bitter orange, and oaky, lactic funk. The finish is slick, spicy, and somewhat bitter with herb and citrus flavors underscored by pepper, biscuit, and yeast funk.
M: Surprisingly slight and airy in body, but it does thicken a bit once it settles in the mouth. Initially, this ale is somewhat dry, but quickly turns slick. Carbonation is incredibly active and intense. Alcohol is well masked, but overall it feels unfocused. Difficult to drink.
O: An interesting saison, but it could have been better. The flavors do not separate enough, and in terms of texture, this beer falls apart in the mouth. For me, it was somewhat difficult to drink. I'm glad I tried it, but it is still a missed opportunity.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 22:20:45 | More by mrfrancis
Saison Du BUFF from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,120 ratings.