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Saison Du BUFF - Dogfish Head Brewery

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85
very good

1,138 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,138
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 85 | 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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Imsothirsty

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -73.4%

01-27-2012 17:18:33 | More by Imsothirsty
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patre_tim

China

4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden with a green tinge, little fine bubbled carbonation and a very light haze. Whopping huge rocky head of 4 fingers melts like snow, very slowly.

S: Lemon zest, green herbs like sage, tarragon, rosemary, mint and parsley. Belgian yeasts, all dance in a balanced fashion and are subtle and not overwhelming.

T: Wonderful balance of the herbs and Belgian yeasts. Getting again the sage, rosemary and parsley, and the bitterness of the thyme. Light sweet, light bitter, perfectly refreshing and light herbal beer.

M: Light body, medium low carbonation.

O: Excellent brew, it remains still one of my favourite saisons. I had the Stone version over a year and a half ago, and like this version equally. Drank July 30th, 2014 in Pensacola, FL.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 10:07:16 | More by patre_tim
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New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Arizona

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-28-2014 21:51:35 | More by dozier77
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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-27-2014 18:42:15 | More by mikepcarney
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-23-2014 19:26:05 | More by kmos27
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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13%

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Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-23-2014 03:44:19 | More by tikk
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

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
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Saison Du BUFF from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,138 ratings.