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Saison Du BUFF - Dogfish Head Brewery

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85
very good

1,131 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,131
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 29
Gots: 82 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Plans call for Saison du BUFF to be a 6% alc/vol Saison brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. This beer will be brewed three times, once at each brewery using the same recipe.

(Beer added by: SaCkErZ9 on 08-05-2010)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

A: Pours a clearish straw color. There's a finger worth of white-colored head, with a fairly typical texture and okay retention. A soapy ring of lacing is left on the glass. There are no dregs in the bottom to obscure my bee

S: Very spicy...really spicy, actually. All four spices come through very well - in a way, I'm reminded of marinara sauce (sans tomato). My problem is that too much emphasis is placed on the spicing and too little is placed on the rusticness. Sure, I am getting touches of black pepper, but the yeast is really subdued. But considering my luck with 'Murican-brewed saisons, maybe that's a good thing?

T: Spicing hits the palate immediately. I really taste the sage most of all. The back end gradually trails into a gentle breadiness. If there's any problem here, it's not the lack of rustic qualities - it's the utter simplicity. There isn't much of anything beyond spices and breadiness.

M: This part was nailed well: it's soft and creamy, with a decently full body - and even better, a dry finish. Healthy carbonation probably plays a role in the latter, as the drinkable nature slows a bit after the fizz lets up. Still, it feels quite nice in the mouth.

O: This is a weird beer: it's no Dupont (that's for sure), but it still manages to carve out a niche for itself. Its intense, seemingly imbalanced spice quotient is what gives it its charm. Worth a try.

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3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - hazy golden yellow, small white head, minimal lacing

S - spices, dominant are thyme, sage, and parsley, can't really smell the rosemary, very herbal

T - at first it starts as if its going to be sweet, then the herbs kick in and really turn it to a more herbal and spicy taste. the thyme, sage, and parsley are dominating the taste. there's definitely some pepper in here as well.

M - light to medium bodied, very crisp, some carbonation

O - very unique, the spices really offset the sweetness nicely. very interesting for a saison but certainly enjoyable

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Saison Du BUFF from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,131 ratings.