Saison Du BUFF - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by EStreet20:
4.22/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounced bottle into a large bowled wine glass.
A - Nice hazy golden color with a bubbly looking white head of foam.
S - Little bit of funk with a nice Belgian yeast smell. Those spices come through nicey over the yeast.
T - Wow, a ton going on here. Interestingly enough a tiny touch of candylike sweetness is present, but gives way to the spiciness and a tiny touch of grassiness. Finishes up nice and dry.
M - A nice spritzy feel which matches up to the flavors going on here nicely.
D - Hell yes. A very interesting brew. Amazing use of some unconventional ingredients producing a very interesting tasty brew.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2010 00:58:42 | More by EStreet20
More User Reviews:
3.29/5 rDev -12.5%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 20:25:06 | More by ThisWangsChung
Saison Du BUFF from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,136 ratings.