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Saison Du BUFF - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,108 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,108
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 48
Gots: 45 | 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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, herbs, and spices. Taste is of malt, grain, herbs, spices, and yeast. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty easy to drink but I think it smells better than it tastes.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2012 05:05:12 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this version of SDB after waiting a long time to get ahold of this second brewing from Stone. Nice looking beer - golden color, crystal clear, and with a good head. Even after 20 minutes some head remains. Smell is bright with the spices and a good dose of lemon. Taste is enjoyable - very refreshing - in addition to the expected Saison flavor the hops come through a bit more in this version that Victory or DFH. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 22:07:35 | More by Oakenator
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Antnyd82

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-28-2012 04:35:29 | More by Antnyd82
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hlatimer266

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-27-2012 14:35:59 | More by hlatimer266
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Nightrain87

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-27-2012 04:51:36 | More by Nightrain87
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BarHop510

California

4.75/5  rDev +25%

07-26-2012 05:15:05 | More by BarHop510
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shade13


3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-26-2012 02:39:48 | More by shade13
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JRBecks

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.1%

07-25-2012 14:19:39 | More by JRBecks
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Jaldama

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-25-2012 09:58:32 | More by Jaldama
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.1%

07-25-2012 00:20:45 | More by jaidenjb
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-24-2012 23:10:47 | More by hoppymcgee
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TheSixthRing

California

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a hazy, straw yellow with a white finger width head and decent retention, resulting in a fine lace with nice stick.

Smell - Strong herbal aromas, especially from the sage and parsley. Slightly minty hint; probably due to the thyme.

Taste - Starts with an herbal combination of flavors; somewhat earthy, minty, citrusy and slightly peppery; mid-taste there's a mellow banana note from the yeast, otherwise the brew is fairly consistent in flavor from start to finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Smooth and drinkable.

Overall - Very well executed, but not a necessarily a combination of flavors I'm really looking for or craving in a beer. The ingredients list reads off like something you might use to spice up one's spaghetti sauce.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 04:31:21 | More by TheSixthRing
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Mick-e-d


3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-24-2012 01:09:24 | More by Mick-e-d
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-23-2012 19:52:21 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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gpawned

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-23-2012 04:15:29 | More by gpawned
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Redstar137

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-23-2012 02:32:19 | More by Redstar137
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Lantern


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-22-2012 17:41:05 | More by Lantern
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slavall

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-22-2012 00:10:21 | More by slavall
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illini4x4


4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-21-2012 19:33:29 | More by illini4x4
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-21-2012 03:26:22 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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hopup

California

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

07-21-2012 03:23:43 | More by hopup
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guinb


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-20-2012 17:51:33 | More by guinb
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bmoriarty

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fresh, 12 oz. bottle into a half pint tasting glass.

Pours a very clear golden color with a thin pure-white head that faded slowly. Almost looks like a pilsner, which caught me off guard given the name.

Very powerful smell, with the strongest notes being of thyme and parsley, with a bit of lemon. Had a hard time picking out the rosemary, which is unfortunate. Very aromatic, definitely a unique smell that I really enjoyed.

Taste is not as powerful as the smell, at least up front. At first it's simply clean and clear - but the herbs appear in full force as the beer moves to the back of your mouth.

Finely carbonated, great mouthfeel, almost like drinking champagne.

Overall, delicious and easy to drink. No hint of alcohol. Distinctly HERBAL as opposed to the floral/citrusy flavors we're familiar with from hops & white beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 23:11:23 | More by bmoriarty
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Quik4life3

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-18-2012 00:32:24 | More by Quik4life3
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Greeneagle


4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

07-16-2012 03:56:47 | More by Greeneagle
Saison Du BUFF from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,108 ratings.