Saison Du BUFF - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by vacax:
3.43/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours straw gold, mild cloudiness, moderate white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma has a large amount of herbs to it, obviously in large part to the herb additions, though it melds nicely together with a light farmhouse funk and citric hop character. The sage, thyme, and rosemary all have a good presence but it all comes together fairly indistinctly. The flavor starts off with a large amount of geranium notes with grapefruit acidity and mild farmhouse funk and thyme, light sage. Sharp herbal bitterness in the middle and end, dry finish with mild farmhouse. Not sure if the herbs are bringing the bitterness up here or what, but it is a bit astringent on the finish, overly dry and really reduces the refreshment/drinkability factor. Light to medium bodied with forceful carbonation. The smell probably pleases me most here, I want to like it more than I do, the finish really brings down the drinkability for me.
Serving type: bottle
05-13-2010 04:46:21 | More by vacax
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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.