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Saison Du BUFF - Victory Brewing Company

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very good

550 Ratings
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Ratings: 550
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 12
Gots: 31 | 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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Photo of Swift989
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light orange or dark yellow in color. Lovely smell To it with some yeast and banana coming through. Malty and gritty condensation making for a scratchy and well carbonated mouth feel. Taste is very citrusy. Reminds me of allagash's saisons but also has the coriander and some zest like Hennepin. Overall tasty beer and cool Concept from three unique breweries on both coasts. Which I could compare to the stone version. Had at bier baron tavern DuPont Washington, D.C.

Swift989, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of LeRose
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Twelve once bottle no date but I assume it is pretty old.

The pour was a light straw color with a bit of haze. About a finger of head that backed down to a modest ring, good amount of lacing. Head persisted to the very end.

Aroma was vaguely fruity, some mixture of herbal notes but nothing distinctive. Almost like an herbal cough drop - not unpleasantly medicinal, just reminiscent of that smell. Maybe clove, rosemary, licorice. A little bready malt/sweet smell.

Taste was a smooth mixture of herbs (rosemary, fennel), bitter lemon citrus, hints of apple and pear. Slight acidic bite, some sweetness. Definite anise aftertaste. Heavy bitter component in the middle that fades. Some lively peppery notes. Nothing jumps out as an overwhelming taste component. Thought it had a lot going on but calmly so.

Mouthfeel was pretty lively. Well carbonated, spicy tingle on the finish. Cooling sensation like mint or menthol, maybe from whatever brings the anisette-type flavor? Dry and crisp.

I was surprised that this was so very drinkable. I have had the bottle at least a year. Very blended flavors. Alcohol well hidden, sneaks up. Pleasant drinking, nice beer.

LeRose, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of Ian_Hammons
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Ian_Hammons, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of nyyfanatic213
4.25/5  rDev +11%

nyyfanatic213, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of dgherm
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

dgherm, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Juuroumaru
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Juuroumaru, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of EricDu
4/5  rDev +4.4%

EricDu, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Unchi
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Unchi, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of rainfairy
4/5  rDev +4.4%

rainfairy, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of RaulMondesi
3.19/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Did 7-Up make a beer? Bubbly, astringent... just off. Raul ain't doin' it and it ain't doin' Raul. Like Medussa, Raul better not look at it again because it will turn his a%$ into stone!

Like Michael Jordan, this thang should stay in retirement.


RaulMondesi, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of craftbeerasian
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

craftbeerasian, May 31, 2013
Photo of yaksurf
4/5  rDev +4.4%

yaksurf, May 26, 2013
Photo of Photekut
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photekut, May 26, 2013
Photo of jkane101
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

jkane101, May 24, 2013
Photo of Zimm
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Zimm, May 13, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Kegatron, May 08, 2013
Photo of pfamiano
4.25/5  rDev +11%

pfamiano, May 07, 2013
Photo of blknikon
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

blknikon, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of civicm87
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

civicm87, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of Boto
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle: This one pours a hazy, golden color. There wasn’t much of a white head on it, and what was there didn’t linger or leave any lacing. It has a nice aroma. Somewhat musty, with lemon and grapefruit, wheat and some peppery notes. Interesting taste. Some tartness, wheat, spiciness, bit of bitterness, lemon, a touch of yeastiness and breadiness. A very nice Saison. I hope they do it again!

Boto, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of powpig2002
4/5  rDev +4.4%

powpig2002, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Lare453
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Lare453, Mar 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

mixed_master7, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of Jamison85
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Jamison85, Mar 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

NorthSideSean, Mar 12, 2013
Saison Du BUFF from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 550 ratings.