Saison Du BUFF - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by VoiceOfTheSoul:
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.
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.
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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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 1,110 ratings.