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Saison Du BUFF - Victory Brewing Company

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86
very good

537 Ratings
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Ratings: 537
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 9
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed in collaboration w/ Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Stone Brewing Company, and Victory Brewing Company, who each brewed a version at their own breweries.

(Beer added by: garuda on 08-24-2010)
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OP7iK

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-19-2012 12:50:22 | More by OP7iK
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-19-2012 02:35:34 | More by jrohrbacher
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Wessoms

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-18-2012 23:45:25 | More by Wessoms
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babaracas

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mostly clear cold with one finger thick white head, settles to a thin ring leaving nearly nothing behind. Smell: grassy, lemon, some herbal notes. The thyme is somewhat recognizable, but overall the herbs seem toned down from DFH's version (though luckily the muddy half-rotted parsley stench is absent). Taste: classic thyme and rosemary combo, lemon, quick but sharp evergreen hit (from sage perhaps), spicy and slightly grassy. Pale malt base. Herbs aren't over the top, but still get tiresome before the end of the bottle. Medium bodied, sharp carbonation, semi-dry finish. Better than DFH's version, but only slightly.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 03:07:49 | More by babaracas
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-16-2012 17:43:03 | More by klipper
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rcjennings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-15-2012 12:19:52 | More by rcjennings
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Lynn

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-14-2012 23:08:28 | More by Lynn
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LostHighway

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-14-2012 23:07:52 | More by LostHighway
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Myles


3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-12-2012 05:16:22 | More by Myles
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I really enjoyed the dogfish head version so I picked the victory version for 3 bucks.

A - Looks of a nice golden color, mild bubbles and a 1/4 inch of foamy sticky head that sticks around a bit. Lacing is nice.

S - Smells a lot heavier than the Dogfish version with a more pronounced yeast and spices. Almost herbal in quality of spices and hops.

T - Damn what happened Victory? The body is muddled with chalky not fruity yeasts, it drinks rather watery, and I am getting a sharp taste of coriander.

M - Most confusing it drinks rather medium bodied (due to spices) yet is much more watery.

Overall I would skip this version and try Dogfish heads or possibly as good stone version.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 04:41:10 | More by DrDemento456
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-10-2012 20:44:58 | More by bluesplit63
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-10-2012 17:51:43 | More by BeerOps
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Bung

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. Clear gold pour, not much head really, just a thin layer of white.

Aroma, very herbal, like after mowing over some weeds. Some musty funk and citrus zest.

Taste, spicy, I like it. Green herbs and pepper. Some grapefruit. Hay like malt. A little bitterness in the finish. Flavorful, without the clove and other sweet spices I don't care for.

To the right if light bodied, with a not quite creamy active carbonation. Drinks pretty easy.

Like what the Mediterranean area spices do to this.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 00:59:32 | More by Bung
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Iceman77

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This collaboration pours a medium golden color with light fluffy head that recedes quickly, my bottle did not leave much residual lacing on the surface or the glass. The smell is where it starts to get good, fairly complex and in your face. There is grapefruit and pine mixed with fresh cut flowers/grass, and the aromas are potent but not overpowering. The flavor brings more of the same, along with the familiar peppery clove spiciness of a Saison. There is a decent amount of carb and bitterness, that lingers slightly on the back of the tongue. All in all, farmhouse ales aren't my go to style, but you know when DFH, Stone and Victory get together the results will be quality, and this certainly was.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 01:39:30 | More by Iceman77
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-08-2012 12:28:13 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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jnolan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-07-2012 23:59:09 | More by jnolan
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wesbrownyeah

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-07-2012 06:47:51 | More by wesbrownyeah
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JD510


4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

06-06-2012 20:27:59 | More by JD510
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halo913

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

06-04-2012 01:00:19 | More by halo913
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jmcgahran1

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

06-03-2012 03:29:12 | More by jmcgahran1
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KMcG

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a tulip glass with no head development. The color is golden and slightly foggy. There is nice lacing that stays as the beer warms. 

S:faintly herbal, sweet, lemon, and a yeast bready aroma

T: the thing about the taste is that I get two different experiences with different sips.  One has peppery  hops and hints of white grape and the other is strongly lemon and crisp.  The finish is herbal hops.

M: light to medium bodied, light carbonation, and some bitterness than hangs on. 

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 01:42:50 | More by KMcG
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

06-02-2012 22:02:14 | More by Neorebel
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Swervine44

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-02-2012 07:46:21 | More by Swervine44
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a nice perfectly clear looking gold color. The head was a little foamy looking and white. The lacing was a little on the sticky side leaving a touch of lacing on the glass. The smell is huge on this beer. Lots of herbal floral aromas in the brew. Very earthy and fresh smelling. The taste of the beer was crisp and floral too, loaded with a sharp bitter finish to it. The mouthfeel of the beer is very light and refreshing, sharp carbonation to it as well and finishes dry. Overall this beer is quite good, I would like to compare this with the other that were put out by Stone and DfH as well.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2012 00:37:28 | More by Knapp85
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MagicJeff

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up in a Pick-6 at Total Wine. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

Appearance: Slightly cloudy, golden. Half a finger head reduces but some still retains. Looks pretty refreshing. Cool bottle too.

Smell: Lots of herb scent. Slight citrus, some hop.

Taste: Very complex. The intitial rosemary and other herbs may seem overwhelming, but as you progress drinking it, lemon and other citrus become prevalent. Kind of grassy too. I would really like to cook (basting a chicken comes to mind) with this beer. Peppery, almost spicy finish. The tartness of the lemon pairs well with the herb taste. Particularly like the rosemary. The soapy feel takes a second to get used to but the spice helps it go down smooth. Is that peach I taste at the very end?

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A very cool summer beer. Coming from three awesome breweries, this is something I expected. I know that the same recipe is used by each brewery, but I wonder how the Stone and Dogfish versions taste. This style of beer isn't my favorite but definitely worth trying. So many different flavors compliment each other, great work, especially for three breweries coming together.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 02:47:08 | More by MagicJeff
Saison Du BUFF from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.