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Saison Du BUFF - Dogfish Head Brewery

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85
very good

1,389 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,389
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.12%
Wants: 36
Gots: 135 | FT: 2
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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3.28/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

jminch, Monday at 10:57 PM
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3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

jessealmlie, Monday at 09:44 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

SteveB3014, Sunday at 02:54 AM
Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Cloudy orange/gold, rocky to soapy white head. Still (no carbonation). Boring bottle, just like all DFH. BOOOO.

S: Citrus hops- lemon, mango- vanilla out of left field, spicy herb blend. Bright, clean aromas.

T: Same as above with the addition of mint and discernible oregano. A great potpourri of spices, but all a bit muddled. Lasting herbacious finish.

M: Prickly but brief carbonation, light bodied.

O: Not a saison, but intriguing (would you expect anything less from these two?). Herbs and hops are nicely presented, so long as you're not a gardener trying to pick out each one.

1000lbgrizzly, Saturday at 06:21 AM
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4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 6/10/2014. Pours fairly hazy deep golden color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, pear, white grape, pepper, clove, herbal, floral, grass, cracker, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, herbal spicing, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, white grape, pepper, clove, herbal, floral, grass, cracker, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice/herbal spice flavors on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, white grape, pepper, clove, herbal, floral, grass, cracker, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, herbal spicing, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent herbal spiced saison. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, herbal spicing, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Nov 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely competition between 3 great brewers. This is my 1st.

A: Happy hazed honey body with champagne like bubbles, drive a moderately lasting tight head that leaves lots of lace.
S: I cannot pick out more than thyme and sage, over the classic yeasty, fruity nose, but it's good and inviting. (and good for you!)
T: Follows the dry herbal nose but gets better. Sharp, rising, exciting bitterness perfectly counterbalance the malt sweetness. Great see-saw of sweet-bitter-lemony-dry. Well done!
F: Plenty of mouth feel, and nice finish. Great with cheese or dessert.

Extremely well made.

Act25, Nov 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

skaboom420, Nov 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Really good.

I think the best between Victory, and Stone.

I really like the play of the parsley, sage, Rosemary and thyme and the hops. well done!!!

matridium, Nov 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

gwiedman1, Nov 08, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -14.1%

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jwat, Nov 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

BWCampbell, Nov 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

MSandahl23, Nov 06, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of funky yeast, bready malt, ripe pears, spices and some herbal hops. Body is medium and crisp. Herbs, spices, funky yeast, bready malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and spicy. Interesting brew, but too much herbs for me.

mikeg67, Nov 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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Saison Du BUFF from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,389 ratings.