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Saison Du BUFF - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,122 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,122
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 48
Gots: 46 | 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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steveh

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unexpected purchase via a recommendation from the local beer store owner.

A -- Clear, pale gold with a slow settling, off white head. Very little lace.

S -- Citrus esters, spiciness, bubblegum hints, even some vague, sweet malt in the end.

T -- Fruitiness up front that lingers into serious tart grapefruit character. Clove spiciness in the finish and aftertaste with the sour/tart of the grapefruit character lingering. There's a soft, bready malt character creating a nice backbone, but the sour/tartness is dominant.

M -- Body is medium light with a soft, smooth mouthfeel.

D -- Very nice to style for the teamwork of 3 small American breweries. There is a certain acidity that lasts through the flavor and body of this beer, but I'm not sure if it's hop or yeast born, maybe both. This could probably keep me from more than one, but I can see this being delicious on a very hot day.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2010 21:29:53 | More by steveh
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Saison Du BUFF from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,122 ratings.