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Saison Du BUFF - Dogfish Head Brewery

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85
very good

1,423 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,423
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 38
Gots: 139 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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6 month old bottle served in a tulip glass at cellar temps. 06/2014 bottle date

Appearance: Very clear, no haze at all, pale gold with a very tall head made of fine bubbles.

Nose: Herbal, hops aroma, fresh apples, tart cherries, slightly citrusy like candies lemons, not at all a typical Saison. I can't pick out the specific herbs used with the exception of sage. Everything else melds into a strong herbal nose that is intoxicating.

Taste: Very light mouthfeel, spicy and herbal, lemons, it has a nice saison bite and a great pepperiness that comes through to a smooth finish. Slightly malty but the hops cut through that pretty quick.

This was a very interesting take on a classic Saison. I commend the trio of breweries use of unusual ingredients in the brew pot to literally spice things up a bit. I can't wait to get a hold of the other two brewery's versions and see how they compare. I'd recommend drinking this one as fresh as possible to preserve that great herbal character from the added herbs.

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2014-11-27
12oz bottle split between a tulip and a small snifter. Bottled on 06/10/14.

Pours clear, golden with a little brassy hint, small white head. Lots of fine slow carbonation. Smell is slightly funky, a little lemony.

Taste has a remarkable bitterness to it, but a nice sweet background. Flowery, vaguely herby. Very bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is light, very very dry. Overall, I like it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice think off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves light lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, lemon zest, thyme, sage, light rosemary, bready malts and Belgian yeast.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has citrus, lemon, a lot of sage, thyme, rosemary, a touch of parsley, herbal notes, a light breadiness and some Belgian yeast. You definetely get a lot more of the spices in the taste.

Mouthfeel: It has a med-high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. This beer took me by surprise. My hopes warn't very high prior to trying it but wow do the flavors ever work well together. I will definitely buy more of this.

Serving type: bottle

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Saison Du BUFF from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,423 ratings.