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Saison Du BUFF - Stone Brewing Co.

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1,141 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,141
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 48
Gots: 50 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-22-2012 04:13:36 | More by TonyT013
Photo of BieresDesMoines


3.65/5  rDev -3.7%

Pours a very clear very pale yellow with a small head and some good lace. The aroma is amazingly strong with cooking spices, fresh parsley and mint with plenty of cage some clove, some cardamom, the whole spice rack indeed. The flavor has some lemongrass and mild spiciness, the beer is nicely dry and bitter with some parsley and sage. The palate is a little thin. Nice enough beer!

02-21-2011 17:07:22 | More by BieresDesMoines
Photo of fearfactory


3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

06-28-2013 18:19:40 | More by fearfactory
Photo of falc0n2600


4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

01-07-2014 06:47:18 | More by falc0n2600
Photo of darkmoon66


3/5  rDev -20.8%

12-16-2011 11:00:55 | More by darkmoon66
Photo of TheSquire23


4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-28-2011 01:37:22 | More by TheSquire23
Photo of PunkFloyd


4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

09-09-2012 16:45:01 | More by PunkFloyd
Photo of MikeRoni

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-26-2012 16:12:39 | More by MikeRoni
Photo of PhiloPsych


4.2/5  rDev +10.8%

Saison is not a style I'm very familiar with. This beer is exceptionally herbal in aroma and taste. The rosemary, sage, and parsley it was brewed with help explain that; but the hops are the outstanding herb and very nice. The mouthfeel is light, but resinous, which I appreciate. The color is light, hazy yellow--it's a visually attractive beer. Along with the herbal, piney hopes, the defining character, for me, is what I'd call "Belgian funk." This might not have been the obvious choice of style for Stone and Dogfish to brew together, but, by my lights, it is a creative and well-crafted beer. Well done!

07-31-2010 21:55:09 | More by PhiloPsych
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-23-2012 02:32:19 | More by Redstar137
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-28-2013 04:46:41 | More by Altenor
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-30-2012 15:29:06 | More by drjman
Photo of mobud


4/5  rDev +5.5%

A- Dull gold and slightly hazy with a healthy head that goes down to a nice white ring that stays to the end.

S- Definitely a farmhouse style with the earthiness but the addition of the herbs add to the nose(and the Stone hops). It is different, but it does draw one in.

T- A very enjoyable taste. The fresh herbs in combination the hops just makes it for me. I am glad that I am getting it somewhat fresh so you get the full taste that this trio intended. I don't know how I will feel about this with another month or so. I could see where people might be turned off by the prospects of having these herbs as ingredients, but it works for me.

M- Light and bright and very easy to drink. Slight aftertaste of the herbs remain, but I like the results.

D- This is a winner for me. I am big fan of all three breweries and was nervous when I heard the style/ingredients. For a one-off(or three-off by the time they are finished), I was not let down. I think people may have expected a monster hop-bomb from these heavy-hopped hands, but I was surprised when it was a beer outside their comfort zones. I would not say this is a must, but if you enjoy a change-up give this a shot while it is around.

06-30-2010 23:58:05 | More by mobud
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-01-2012 21:29:46 | More by kendellmarie
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-01-2013 12:33:45 | More by HinghamRick
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-06-2012 06:59:04 | More by jumbopanda
Photo of Sweasty


3.48/5  rDev -8.2%

I love it when breweries work together. Another colab. from Stone is a welcome sight. Saison Du Buuf pours a nice clear gold. Things are topped off by a couple of fingers worth of white head. Head settles to a ring. Plenty of lace is left in its wake.

The smell is very herbaceous. Strong sage notes dominate upfront. Rosemary coming in strong as well. Some lightish parsley and thyme notes present as well. Some light malt notes peak through behind the herbs.

The taste is no less herbaceous. Rosemary strikes first. Sage plays a strong backing note. The thyme and parsley are much more pronounced on the palate. Some light malt notes present beneath the herbs. Malt offers light touch of caramel sweetness. Rounding things out is light bit of chalky yeast notes. The long lingering finish offers more of an herbal punch.

Saison Du Buff has a nice lightish body. A fair amount of carbonation present as well.

I am not quite sure what to make of this beer. It's the most unique tasting saison I have had to date. The herbs dominate this beer from beginning to end. The alcohol is well masked. This beer doesn't come close to drinking as strong as it is. I can say with confidence that this beer would pair well with poultry, or work wonders in a marinade/brine. Props to three great breweries for creating an interesting beer.

09-15-2012 01:10:26 | More by Sweasty
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4.35/5  rDev +14.8%

It's unique, I'll put it that way. Either you're going to love this one or hate it.

Appearance: Much like the fizzy yellow beers that the bottle's script seeks to put down; light straw-like with little head

Smell: Herbal spices...smells a lot like focaccia bread

Taste: Very herbal with noticable rosemary and basil

Mouthfeel: Light and smooth

Drinkability: Unique sipping beer; falvorful and garden-like...don't let the appearance fool you

06-13-2010 14:59:14 | More by Norfawkers
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New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-07-2013 00:49:29 | More by andant
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-23-2013 16:42:11 | More by bsnone
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

12-19-2013 23:00:14 | More by DeepSouthSipper
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-02-2014 19:27:37 | More by AGB
Photo of ebby82


4.38/5  rDev +15.6%

Aroma- Sage, Rosemary, and hops. The spices are extremely prevalent in the smell. It smells like no other beer I've ever encountered. It smells a little like an herb garden. There's also what seems to be a faint lemon like scent behind the herbs.

Color- a golden, honey like color. Very little head.

Taste- The first thing you notice about the taste is the rosemary and sage. Apparently parsley and thyme are also in here, but they seem to be overpowered. There is a mild spiciness first from the rosemary and secondarily from the hops. The bitterness is definitely evident, but it still has a mild sweetness to it.

Overall: This is a unique interesting tasting beer, but I don't think I could drink many of them. The ABV is reasonable, but the herbal taste can be a little overpowering. I enjoy this beer, I would drink it again, and I wish that I could try the versions from each of the other breweries.

06-04-2010 20:38:51 | More by ebby82
Photo of BeTheBall


4.22/5  rDev +11.3%

Let me start by saying this was one of the most unique and intersting beers I've ever tried. What creativity!
Poured a clear golden color with plenty of carbonation, and a creamy head. Smelled of many herbs, but Rosemary stood out for me. Same with the taste. Very complex and varied with the differetn herbs, each sip can almost taste a little different, depending on which herb your tongue picks up. I found it more interesting with each sip. Mouthfeel was dry, crisp and refreshing. Drinkability? Perhaps one would tire of this after one or two, so a markdown for that.

06-11-2010 19:40:19 | More by BeTheBall
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-16-2012 05:07:36 | More by agaloco9
Saison Du BUFF from Stone Brewing Co.
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