Saison Du BUFF - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Tifore:
3.8/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip.
A - Pours a bright light gold color. Yellow and slightly orange hue. Awesome color, clear with maybe a slight haze, not much though. Couldn't pour all 12 ounces because the head that developed was HUGE! 4 fingers at least of light fluffy lacing. Its a beautiful thing.
S - Smells of my garden in the fall. Rosemary and sage followed by some mint. I get a hint of tarragon and some sweetness, maybe basil. I don't smell the parsley but theres a definte herb-y nose.
T - On first sip I get a blast of sharp bitterness. Just real pungent. That quickly fades and brings on the herb tones. All the herbs from the nose come into my palette. I enjoy it but that front blast is really intense.
M - Mouthfeel is light and slightly oily. Flavors hang around for a while. Almost a flavor of dirt that sticks with you. A great light bubbly beer.
D - A very drinkable beer. I enjoyed it and in the next few days will be trying the Victory and Dogfish versions.
Serving type: bottle
11-19-2010 01:17:41 | More by Tifore
More User Reviews:
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.