Saison Du BUFF - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by Moose90:
4.11/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
"Bottled In 2012 B 10:51"
A – Pale golden yellow body. Nicely hazy with some faint floaties. Head is a thin white cap, leaving nice lacing behind. Bubbles can be seen rising quite rapidly.
A – Quite complex, yeasty and funky. Spicy and herbal. Very herbaceous, the sage is what I notice first, some thyme as well, while the parsley and rosemary is hard to detect. Lots going on here, get an orange and lemon bitter sweetness to it as well.
T – Starts as a typical Saison, then bam, hello herbs. Sage dominates, but rosemary becomes more detectable here. Lemon and thyme are pronounced and bitter as well. Light black pepper notes. Crazy.
M – Medium-Full body, quite smooth while remaining crisp and clean due to the proper carbonation levels. Very nice and refreshing.
D – Had no idea what to expect here. Blown away in a new way, who knew thyme, sage, rosemary and whatnot had a place in beer. This is very complex and there is a lot going on, it's hard to pick up on all of it at once. It does somehow remain quite balanced. This is an exciting beer to drink due to its pure uniqueness. Don't know that I could have more than one every once in a great while, but this is one crazy concoction of a beer. Somehow it just works!
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2013 23:10:54 | More by Moose90
More User Reviews:
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
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
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