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Saison Du BUFF - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 1,463
Reviews: 424
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 41
Gots: 172 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SaCkErZ9 on 08-05-2010

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.
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip- pours a very hazy golden yellow, a 1.5 finger white head, fine retention and some nice lacing.

Smell is very enticing and mild- smells like pine hops to me (don't know if there are any in there though...), a little bit of sage and a little bit of rosemary. And some nice yeast.

Taste is pretty mild and well balanced- a little tartness up front (only slight), followed by some pale malt sweetness, and then a little herby taste (more like sage than parsley or rosemary) with what again seems to me to be pine hops at the end. Definitely a little rosemary at the very end though.

Mouthfeel is fine- light body, moderate carbonation. A little prickly, crisp, pretty refreshing. Maybe a little better than the Victory because of the appearance and the aroma but might not taste as good. Hard to say.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crystal clear amber pour with a dense, fluffy white head. The lacing is tremendous and the carbonation seems endless. The nose is a slightly herbal bitterness and it's very reminiscent of what I remember from cellardoor (white sage and obvious similarity). Notes of peppermint seem to stand out the most, although no peppermint was used in the brewing process.
However, the taste profile is definitely distinct due to the potent yeast characteristic of the DFH house strain and intense bitterness that resonates in the beer's aftertaste. I would have guessed dandelions were used from the intense bitterness.
Honestly, the bitterness is a little excessive in this beer... although it's got a lot of attributes, such as its inherent sweetness, which helps bring some balance and roundness.
Overall this beer is a tad bit pricey (clocking in at $4 a 12oz bottle), but is a relatively good bargain considering its novelty within the beer world.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy deep yellow with a rocky one finger head that slowly fades.

Smells yeasty and spicy. Much like a saison but with a little something extra. The spices definitely stick out.

The flavor is slightly lemony at the beginning with an underlying yeastiness typical of the style. The spices is this beer become noticeable with thyme really sticking out to me. They all compliment one another, though. The finish is very dry with a touch of alcohol.

Overall, what an amazing beer! I love saisons anyway but the little bit "extra" in this just puts it over the top. I picked this up on a trip to Ohio and wish I would have grabbed several more bottles.

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Saison Du BUFF from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,463 ratings.