Saison Du BUFF - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Rhynes2:
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I was first drawn to this brew when I noticed who had collaborated on it. The herbs really are the main feature of this beer. They take over the taste of this brew and deliver something so unique to your palette. Nice head for this one and it sticks around for quite a while. Aroma is spicy and matches the flavor of this beer perfectly. As my first saison I have to admit I'm very impressed and I'll be looking for a few of these to stock my fridge when i can.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2010 00:31:37 | More by Rhynes2
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3.79/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
86 out of 100 based on 1,111 ratings.