Saison Du BUFF - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,169 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,169
Reviews: 511
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 49
Gots: 51 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Bright golden, quite clear, with a two finger crisp white head

S: Very, very powerful smell. Tons of spice notes, the rosemary being the most distinguishable. Also has a little bit of fruitiness to it as well as some dirt.

T: Follows the nose pretty well. I also got sort of a vick's chloroseptic sort of taste, but lots of bitter earthiness mainly.

M: Very tingly and carbonated, medium body. Very dry.

Overall this is one of the better saisons I've had and maybe the best American one

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Poured a hazy light yellow/gold color with a thick long lasting head, awesome lacing. The aroma is very intriguing, strong herbal notes of rosemary and thyme along with other earthy and fruity notes, light citrus. Taste is equally as intriguing. All of the herbal flavor comes through right up front with more notes of pine and very slight citrus flavor. There is a lingering sweetness, as well as a slight hop bitterness, very well balanced, clearly the herbs are the star of this beer. Medium carbonation and medium body with good mouthfeel. This really is a good beer, however it's just so different. I don't know if I'm ready to commit to have this on multiple occasions, but it's definitely worth picking up just for the experience. The BUFF trio really are trying to push the envelope as far as developing new beer trends, and this is an excellent example.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-golden amber color with a nice white head and some lacing

S-yeasty, earthy, rosemary, sage

T-herbs are forward and persistent admixed with earthy malt and bitter hops

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation,

O-interesting, but wouldn't want to drink alot due to the overpowering herbs

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

A: This beer pours a nice clear golden body with a thick white head that quickly fades. The head does leave a tiny bit of lace on the side of the glass too.

S: The first thing that sticks out to me is the rosemary and sage. It also has a nice sweet smell that mixes well with the spices and herbs.

T: This sort of tastes like a pasta in my mouth.. very delicious though and this beer really works. As the beer lingers, it becomes very mild, but stays on my pallet for a long time.

M: The beer is very smooth and has a tiny bit of crispness on the back of the throat. The only think I dont really care about is the oily feeling this beer has given my mouth.

O: This is a very nice beer with a lot of character and flavor. It for sure a good collaboration and I cant wait to try the other takes on this beer.

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Saison Du BUFF from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,169 ratings.