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Saison Du BUFF - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,124 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,124
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 48
Gots: 47 | 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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timtim

District of Columbia

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

woah! weird beer, but i guess they meant to create something avant guarde... it's hard to rate because for a saison, it is completely out of the box. interesting. kind of awesome. not what i was expecting. of course. burnt gold with an off-white head that holds well and leaves tons of lace. very pretty. earth (dirt) and herbs hit me first in the nose, followed by lots of lemony, grapefruity, orangey hops that are boosted by a sweet malt, and maybe some salt and pepper in the background. taste is bitter sweet herb hop with a bitter finish that sings with pepper and lemon basil. like drinking a sweet, hoppy ipa in the garden and a little dirt and some of your cooking herbs got in the glass. well-balanced though and ti seems to kind of work. here's where it gets tough to review... mouthfeel. i like my saisons much, much, much more well-attenuated. i want them dry and crisp (it does come off pretty dry in the end, but there is sweet all over the place in this beer and the slickness of the mouthfeel is easy to misperceive as sweetness or fullness), and i want the herbs and spices (if there are any) to be subtle and mysterious. not muddy... mysterious (think fantome). the psr&t do play with the other ingredients in du buff, and they do help to amplify the desirable flavors, so this is kind of cool, they just stand out a little too much in their own little corner. mouthfeel is a little too full for me and carbonation is too low, although i guess the really old saisons were more lightly carbonated, so who knows?... easy to drink. lots of fun food pairing options here. old-school saisons are in and hopped up belgian style beers are cliche. come on guys! what happened to being ahead of the curve?

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2010 01:51:41 | More by timtim
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simpliciter

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - gold with a thin head (not sure how long it sat after the pour, though)
S - smoked oysters, citrus / green herbs (literally -- parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme)
T - salty and smokey with grapefruit in the finish. pilsener and wheat malts dry hopped with Citra (best known in Sierra Nevada Torpedo?)
M - light but balanced
D - limited by the smokeyness

Stone's most complex offering to date. will be interesting to compare to the same brew created at DFH and Victory

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2010 23:22:27 | More by simpliciter
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cosmicevan

New York

3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into tulip.

A - Poured a beautiful vibrant yellow with explosive carbonation and a bubbly white frothy head (about 1 finger thick). Lacing was a bit slippery, but held the glass a bit as I drank the glass.

S - Fantastic smell. Citrus all the way. Really gives me that farm fresh feeling. Wheaty, banana, clove...all the usual suspects with a nice sweet smell. As it warmed, it got a bit funky and sweaty smelling which I wasn't too wild about. Started out smelling great though, but the warmth actually made it smell a little gross so I'll grade it right in the middle.

T - Flavor follows the nose, but definitely more bitter and hoppy than the nose leads you to believe. I'd prefer a little bit less on the hops for this style. Not bad for a beer, but for a saison, I like more sweetness and less bitterness. Almost more like a hoppy pale ale crossed with a saison.

M - Nicely balanced, good carbonation, slightly bitter aftertaste.

D - Not my favorite saison, but a fun one to try. I love the concept of these collaborations, but usually I find that the sum of the parts isn't as good as the parts themselves...seems more like a marketing and community thing than about making a great drinkable beer. Not something that you'd drink a few of, but more of something that you'd want to just give a shot to.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 19:30:04 | More by cosmicevan
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. No bottled date.

(A)- Pours a clear yellow/golden rod color that produced a good white head with some good retention. Left tons of lacing behind.

(S)- Wow, big burst of resin-like pine and rosemary with a twist of lemon and biscuit. Very different, but interesting. All that rosemary creates a very festive character.

(T)- Same as the smell. A huge pine needle and rosemary profile with a twist of lemon.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Has a very sharp bite to it with such a strong pine & rosemary character to it. It does grow on me the more I have of it.

(D)- An interesting take on the style with the addition of all the spices. Reminds me more of an IPA than a Saison however. Still, its good, but not really fitting the style in my opinion. Yes it has the spice, but not the funk or bigger fruits.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 19:21:15 | More by sweemzander
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden color with a great fluffy white heading. Globbage all over the glass.Very alive looking in the glass with bubbles slowly drifting upwards the whole time.

As I popped the cap. Sage has immediately invaded the nose. As I poured it into the glass I get the same thing a shit load of sage. While it settles to a comfortable room temperature. Yes it is sage all over the place. A little bit of fruity sweetness pops it' head through, with a decent yeasty funk. All wrapped up by a heavy bittering hoppiness.

Taste is amazing.I have never tasted a saison with as much a hop blast as this one. Call it out of character or whatever but I like this heavy dosage of piney,citric,and floral hop oiliness. IT does have a very medicinal , earthiness to it but is simply no match for the crazy hoppiness.

Mouth is light - medium bodied. Citric mouthfeel which does tingle the tastebuds and leave you wanting more. Excellent retetntion and carbonation.

Damn this is one hoppy beer. It is an excellent taster but I don't think I could enjoy anymore than a couple on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 18:51:24 | More by TheFightfan1
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, served in a Stone Levitation glass

A - pours with a hefty amount of loose pillowy white foam, eventually falls to a floating mound leaving spotty lacing all over the glass. the beer is gold in color, with some suspended sediment.

S - interesting, picking up a lot of minty herbs, sage, black pepper, thyme, some basil, and grassy hops. mint can be overpowering at times.

T - starts off with some assertive grassy and piney hops, joined by fresh herbs: rosemary, mint, white peppercorns, sage... turns a bit lemony towards the end, and finishes with some lingering piney bitterness. quite unique.

M - thinnish body with some sharp cutting carbonation which plays nicely with the herbal flavors. a little slick going down, finishes very dry with some lingering herbs and hops.

D - one of the most unique beers ive ever had. drinkability takes a hit because of the at times overwhelming herbal flavors, but this isnt a bad beer. would be paired nicely with a myriad of food, from spicy thai to fresh salads.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 03:43:34 | More by Stigs
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GoalieRon33

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Yellowish with an orange tint. White head that dissipated quickly.

S- Hoppy, citrusy, delicious. Somewhat sweet, with a bit of breadiness.

T- Very unlike saison type beer. Rosemary, Thyme, and other spices shine through. Hoppy bite, which is somewhat awkward for a saison.

M- Somewhat full bodied, with a lack of carbonation. smooth.

D- Easy to drink. A little spicy/hoppy, but nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 01:50:25 | More by GoalieRon33
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Naugros

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As a music geek, I had to listen to Simon & Garfunkel singing Scarborough Fair while tasting this.

Very pale orange and very clear without much of a head. What does rise falls back quickly, but the cap of foam remains leaving only streamers of lace behind that slide back into the brew.

If this is a saison then it is one with the American penchant for aggressive hopping. A strong smell of citrusy hops usually puts me off in styles other than pale ales and IPAs, but this time is different. The hops dance with the spices in the beer and the result is wonderful. The woody rosemary makes itself known but the rest combine with the hops to give a peppery or clove-like sensation.

The taste is almost as good as the smell, but the dance is not as synchronized. The hops dominate with citrus notes on the tongue, leaving its dancing partners to stand to the side, snapping their fingers to the beat, pretending to be part of the routine, but knowing that the choreographer's pet has relegated them to the fringe of the spotlight. But as the beer warms, the sage does a solo tap dance on your palate. And then, after one burp, the rosemary returns as if trying to upstage the star at the curtain call. Tasting parsley isn't easy when eaten alone and the thyme has trouble shining through, but the whole troupe work well together despite the seeming chaos.

All the herbs do lend an astringency to the beer that is easily ignored, but still present. You'd spend a lot of time trying to figure out what is in the beer if you hadn't read the bottle, which was annoying since you kept having to roll it back and forth along the y-axis to finish it and felt whoozy before your first sip.

Kudos to BUFF! They have realized their mission of freedom of flavors and made a song into a beer. I would go back to Scarborough Fair and would hope that it was being served on tap.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 00:54:37 | More by Naugros
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tko741

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hay-gold, slightly hazy, showing light carbonation. A pure-white, three-finger head forms with with strong lacing.

Smells of exactly what is listed on the label: definite notes of cooking spice, citrus, slight resinous hops and perhaps a little bit of fresh mint leaf here and there.

Taste is very full, definitely hopped, with strong suggestions of the four spices used in brewing the beer. A malt presence is subtle if present at all, with lingering mint leaf and citrus in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is on par with the saison style, bubbly and alive.

I'd try it again after some bottle aging, which I may have to do once I buy a second one, but I wouldn't really order this again just because of the very un-beer taste of it.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 21:35:26 | More by tko741
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kingcrowing

Vermont

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a schlitz mug.

Pours a slightly hazy wheaty yellow with a small sticky white head. Nose is fantastic, spicy, herbal and fruity with all these crazy spices, quite a nice combination! I guess Simon & garfunkel were right!

Taste is as good as the nose, very interesting, the finish is all spices. Really something totally different and it's hard to explain but a great job from the guys at stone, victory and dfh! Keep um coming!

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 19:46:37 | More by kingcrowing
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap, multiple times, at T. Brendan O'Reilly's.

A: Served in a tumbler, the saison has a golden glow, bright with no traces of sediment, haze or imperfection (except for a stream of dense bubbles). Atop the wonder is a white head, thicker earlier in the night, that laced in layers as I made my way through each glass.

S: A complex saison that throws everything and the kitchen sink at you? I love it! Sage, with a minty pepper aroma, is strong, as is a piney hop presence. A bit of sharp anise, a further aroma twist finishes things off. By the third pint, a bit of nose fatigue sets in.

T: Fresh off the tap, the piney hops strike first. Their resiny flavor is sharp before being absorbed into the spice profile. The peppery sage is up first, and really it dominates throughout. Further spices follow the sage, with rosemary and anise standing out. The spices are, well, spicy, adding a sharp bite to the saison that leads into a long, drawn out finish.

M: The mouthfeel is lively to say the least. The heavy spice profile, from sweet to peppery, along with the oily hops, are a nice package.

D: The booziness isn't very strong, hidden well behind the wall of flavor. I am very impressed with the reckless abandon of the ale.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2010 15:09:34 | More by akorsak
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thisisxxmyIPA

New Hampshire

4.4/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Pours with a small bright white head with HUGE bubbles. Very high carbonation, a golden color with amber highlights. Fairly clear with just a tiny bit of haze.

S - Beautiful Belgian yeast scents are the backbone of the scent, with fruity notes. The parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme lay heavily on top of the aroma. Honestly, I'm not sure which one is most dominant, but it smells out of this world and just a tad farmhousey. WOW.

T - Holy crap... who knew that these classic spices could work so well with the farmhouse aspects of a saison. Malty, farmhousey, and a GIANT spicy flavor. Some citrus notes on the background getting a small sweet cherry flavor as well. This is absolutely amazing. Not for everyone, definitely. But, for those who enjoy the style - you HAVE TO try this!

M - The high carbonation is perfect for the style.

D - Because of the extreme spice notes it has to be drank a bit slow. But overall - I am blown away.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 05:26:03 | More by thisisxxmyIPA
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tchenery

Virginia

3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Belgian snifter. Tremendous head and excellent light orange/yellow color. Highly carbonated.

Smell is very spicy. Almost too peppery. It does have floral hop notes but you almost have to sneeze first after the original sniff. It smells like ginger root now, very prevalent ginger root. It's an interesting smell, but it's not an incredibly pleasant smell. It almost smells like the inside of a greenhouse.

Hardcore ginger on the first taste, blending into a grapefruit hop flavor. Very very peppery. I'm not crazy about this. It's almost like they took the definition of a traditional farmhouse ale and put it on steroids. (not an uncommon technique in the 'big beer' world these days) It's a unique flavor but I don't care for it much.

Mouthfeel is dry and too spicy. Also makes for a not incredibly drinkable beer. This is a sipper and one's enough for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 03:20:14 | More by tchenery
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nova009

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

A- golden yellow, hazy appearance, nice foamy white head that retains well

S- hoppy pine scent hits the nose immediately, some pepper notes follow

T- the piny hops are at the forefront, peppery notes, possibly clove as well

M- a medium-thin body, carbonation isn't too bad, would have preferred it be a bit heavier

D- pretty easy to drink, would be a great one to pair with something like lemon chicken

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 01:30:01 | More by nova009
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kiddynamite920

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice crisp yellow with a big white, fluffy head. A bit of lacing appearing. Golden with a very light looking head.

S: Grassy and herbaceous. Parsley and thyme are very present. A good bit of sage, very interesting aroma for a saison. A bit of a Belgian type aroma. Some banana and a splash of citrus.

T: Herbs are far too strong here. Tastes like drinking rosemary and sage juice. Not getting much else besides the strong, earthy herbs. Not too characteristic of a saison. There are some small notes of citrus and grass, but the herbs are very potent and a bit off-putting.

M: Leaves the impression of chewing on a handful of parsley and thyme. Bright and clean, but far too strong and earthy as well. This would be fantastic if the herbs were toned down a few notches.

D: Having a hard time with this one. Being in the culinary field, it's hard for me to not love the flavors going on here. I am just having a hard time with the intensity of each herb. Could see this working well as a soup base or stew beer. Herbs are just a bit too strong to make this enjoyable every sip.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 01:25:47 | More by kiddynamite920
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-pours a slightly hazy straw colored beer with a nice tight off white head with a great lace.

S-different, tons of rosemary and sage on this, lots of herbal spices. notes of citrus and a touch of honey towards the back.

T-not really a fan, so much spice in this, the rosemary and sage really come through. probably thyme in there but not sure what that tastes like. pepper spice as well, notes of lemon and honey with a light lingering bitterness.

M-syrupy texture, medium body, reasonably smooth, lots of carbonation and a good crisp finish.

D-the spice is insane in this and lingers for quite some time. it is actually a little weird and I just don't think it works for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2010 03:39:02 | More by cpetrone84
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PeprSprYoFace

California

3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another collaboration brew I really don't care much for.

Pours a good golden clear with a very nice head and lacing. The appearance is the best part.

Aroma is a little weird. Sage is the most pungent aroma. I can smell the Thyme and Rosemary as well.

There's too much going on in this beer. I don't like those spices in beer. It got a little better as it warmed up but I still wouldn't buy this again. Carb and stuff was good but I hate beers with too much spices and Sage should never be on food.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2010 03:27:19 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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BeerCoffeeWater

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours golden into my Dogfish signature glass.
I get a lot of rosemary and thyme in the smell, followed by a belgian-like beer aroma. It's like I'm at a good pizzeria drinking beer. Taste is peppery with a slight hop character. Smooth fine bubbles like a saison (I don't know what I just wrote?).

I think I'm gonna go pop a frozen pizza into the oven, cause this really makes me wanna have beer and pizza. The more I drink it, the more pepper I get in the aroma. This is a pretty tasty brew here. I'm totally surprised by this one, I figured it was just gonna be a novelty brew, one and done.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2010 01:48:50 | More by BeerCoffeeWater
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prg1976

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear yellow with a big white head. Lots of lacing with lots of retention. Is this just a "fizzy yellow beer"?

Smells like Belgian yeast. Fruity, without the herb smell I was expecting.

Taste is good overall. The fruity Belgian flavor mixes with the herbs well. Slightly bitter, it drys your mouth like a wine. I'm not getting blown away by any particular flavor, just a good mix. A little alcohol in the aftertaste.

Light to medium body. Lots of carbonation, but it doesn't get in the way at all.

Very drinkable, there's nothing that would keep me from drinking a few of these.

So, overall, it's not strictly a saison, and it's definitely not just a "fizzy yellow beer." It's pretty enjoyable, and I'm looking forward to trying the other two versions when they come out. I think I'll save a bottle and try all 3 side-by-side.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2010 23:43:48 | More by prg1976
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Lolli1315

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- A pale golden yellow with two fingers of white foamy head. Color is hazy and there is noticeable lacing on the glass with nice head retention.

S- Piny hops hit the nose followed closely by a peppery smell. Belgian yeast leaves a slight fruit esters as well as some Belgian funk.

T- A spicy piny hop taste dominates the front of the flavor profile as it develops into a clove and slight bubblegum flavor and a Belgian funk to finish out the back end of the beer.

M- Thin to medium bodied beer with decent carbonation. A little too light bodied takes this back a notch.

D- Nice to have on a hot day, good beer all around.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2010 22:39:34 | More by Lolli1315
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TommyW

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden body with a dense, sticky, white head.

S- Pine hops that seems to mask most of the subtle herb aromas; note of some horse blanket funk as well.

T- Piney hops over some buttery malts. The herbs sort of bridge the gap between the initial hop presence and the finish; it's hard for me to pick out any of the individual herbs, so I'll just call it herbal. The finish is where a lot of that funk comes in.

M- Medium feel with an easy carbonation.

D- A cool take on a style that often adds a lot of complexity. The addition of the herbs was definitely a positive addition overall.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2010 12:38:28 | More by TommyW
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errantnight

California

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Saison du Buff seems to be a bit of a divider. Eh.

Pours a very clear pale gold into my Spiegelau tulip with a solid three fingers of head and above average lacing and retention.

Aroma is a potent, and excellent melange. For once Stone's overly perfumy Belgian yeast strain plays nicely with the herbal notes. Rosemary was a bit more predominant even a few weeks ago, but it has settled in nicely. If you're going to judge this against Saison duPont or Fantome or some such it would fail a bit, but it is rather unique, blending earthy herbal tones with a flowery perfume that never quite trends into the realm of, say, roast chicken or hand soap. It's a delicate balancing act, pulled off with aplumb.

On the palate this fails slightly to live up to the promise. It's prickly and too rough on the carbonation (while simultaneously not being quite carbonated enough), which leaves a finish that is a bit astringent and harsh. The dryness is great, but the body leaves the malt base behind in the dust, and it could use just a touch.

Overall this is a superb beer for pairing with food. You don't need to match the spices, but it should play nicely with a lot of dishes (assuming they aren't overly rich or overly delicate).

I've had this a few times now and I keep finding myself coming back to it, a success.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2010 04:46:58 | More by errantnight
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Casey10

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to agree with the reviewers that rate this a high tart beer. For those that missed this well I understand if a style is misinterpeted, I thought this beer was a amazing product of the style.

A great colabertaion for a very misunderstood style. Horseblanket funk that rules try it you will see what I mean.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2010 03:36:31 | More by Casey10
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jeffjeff1

California

4.8/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My fiance picked this up for me.

Appearance- golden color, nice foamy head

Smell- wonderful, fresh, herbal aroma, really get the herbs

Taste- herbal spices, awesome, Rosemary, sage and thyme really hits head on.

Mouthfeel- light to medium bodied, dry finish

Drinkability- Awesome!! Wish I could get more

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2010 03:29:11 | More by jeffjeff1
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chaz410

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Got this beer from the Common Market!
Pours a clear bubbley body with a half finger length head that's fairly constant.
Smells of rosemarry, vegetable herbs of thyme and sage. Has a signiture saison funk and sweet wheat character.
Taste similar to the smell but more leaning on the funk of the saison yeast with some wheat notes and lots of rosemarry and thyme, not much parsley but at the least I think it enhances the spice character. A good hop pine character cuts off lingering herbal flavors.
Mouthfeel is extremely crisp, one of the freshest tasting saisons ever!
Very clean and drinkable,with enough hops ot mellow out the spices.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2010 02:52:23 | More by chaz410
Saison Du BUFF from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,124 ratings.