Saison Du BUFF - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by tdawgydog:
4.2/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up a couple of bottles of this on my last visit to Half Time.
A - A little more clear than your typical Saison. Not in a bad way just not as unfiltered as I would have expected.
S - Possibly the greatest aspect of this beer is the smell. Strong scent of Rosemary is sweet to the nose and keeps you coming back for more.
T - The Stone influence in clear in the taste. You can taste the herbs that were put into this. Overall it is extremely enjoyable. One of the better beers that I have had this summer.
D - Well, just about perfect for a hot summer day like today. I've finished my supply and it's left me wanting for more.
M - Well done, maybe a little more head but that could be contributed to the style.
I'll be looking for more of this on my next trip to the beer store.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2010 21:49:06 | More by tdawgydog
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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 1,122 ratings.