Saison Du BUFF - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by goatgoat:
4.4/5 rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into tulip.
Clear lemon yellow with bright honey tones. Moderate amount of white frothy head. Sheets of lace. Aroma starts bready and peppery when cold. Orchard fruits, lots of pear and green banana. As it warms more herbal characters come out, one being a strong sage. Taste is complex, peppery, herbal. Finish is moderately bitter and nicely dry. Body is light but the carbonation fills the mouth creating a thicker sensation.
Really interesting. Definitely something I need to be in the mood for, but I was and it was great.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2010 19:07:14 | More by goatgoat
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev 0%
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.
85 out of 100 based on 1,119 ratings.