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Saison Du BUFF - Stone Brewing Co.

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Saison Du BUFFSaison Du BUFF

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,110 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,110
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 48
Gots: 45 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed in collaboration w/ Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Stone Brewing Company, and Victory Brewing Company, who each brewed a version at their own breweries.

Brewed with Parsley, Sage, Estate Rosemary & Thyme. Checkout the video for more:  http://vimeo.com/11419846 

(Beer added by: Todd on 05-05-2010)
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VoiceOfTheSoul

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow with a big, fluffy two finger head. It leaves some decent webbed lacing.

Pre-yeast
S: Lots of pine and citrus aroma from the hops, with some sage and rosemary, little bit of thyme. There's some biscuitiness, grapefruit, lemons, slight banana/plantain aroma and some esters and phenols.

T: Pine, tonic, thyme, some rosemary and sage, grapefruit and limes, Belgian-type sweetness, slight yucca. Tastes like a one-off Stone IPA, definite spiciness to it, but it flows both outright and subtly. There's a hanging bitterness at the end like you'd expect from all three brewers. There's definitely something I can't place though.

M: creamy, not thick, smooth, light carbonation, sweetness up front, spiciness at middle and bitterness at the end.

With yeast
S:Pretty similar, more medicine smell, some added banana.

T: Sweeter, more subdued hops, more banana/cloves, slight underlying notes of hot chocolate for some reason, some spices show through more while some show less.

M: Creamier than before.

D: Nice on a hot day - refreshing. Bit odd overall, not sure if I could drink too much in a sitting. Warmed up a bit, and with the yeast it gets a good deal better and easier to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2010 21:26:26 | More by VoiceOfTheSoul
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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.

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Saison Du BUFF from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,110 ratings.