Saison Du BUFF - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TheStove:
3.65/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Had this on tap for 3 Floyd's - Victory night at Fountainhead.
Poured into a stemmed tulip and comes out almost transparent brilliant golden yellow which I find a tad odd as it lacks the usual murkiness I find of many saison beers.
Many spices upon first smells. It isn't unlike getting smacked in the face with a bunch of parsley, thyme and some hops. Smacked in the face doesn't necessarily mean bad it's just a very potent and obvious scent profile from the beginning.
Parsley, rosemary and some thyme dominate upon sipping with light yeast and candy flavors underlying the sip. The flavors tend to fluctuate as the brew is consumed with any one of them really taking the stage on your tongue. It finishes nice and clean with apparent yeast similar to a Belgian.
Tough to say about this brew. It definitely isn't like a lot of saisons out there and I don't think it is representative of the style however the innovation involved is impressive. This one definitely isn't for everyone but if you fancy yourself any kind of slight beer enthusiast, it is worth buying a bottle.
Serving type: on-tap
09-22-2010 04:20:25 | More by TheStove
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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 1,108 ratings.