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Saison Du BUFF - Dogfish Head Brewery

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85
very good

1,136 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,136
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 30
Gots: 84 | 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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Metalmantisx


4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-21-2014 04:27:00 | More by Metalmantisx
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oneXone

California

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-21-2014 02:45:54 | More by oneXone
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Beer21

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-20-2014 22:41:25 | More by Beer21
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mthomp081

Delaware

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - hazy golden yellow, small white head, minimal lacing

S - spices, dominant are thyme, sage, and parsley, can't really smell the rosemary, very herbal

T - at first it starts as if its going to be sweet, then the herbs kick in and really turn it to a more herbal and spicy taste. the thyme, sage, and parsley are dominating the taste. there's definitely some pepper in here as well.

M - light to medium bodied, very crisp, some carbonation

O - very unique, the spices really offset the sweetness nicely. very interesting for a saison but certainly enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 20:55:03 | More by mthomp081
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-20-2014 16:44:34 | More by Howlader
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xacidx

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-20-2014 11:16:57 | More by xacidx
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-20-2014 04:54:22 | More by ygtbsm94
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Jtrigonis

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-20-2014 01:17:50 | More by Jtrigonis
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-19-2014 22:52:44 | More by GJ40
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meehandennis

Maine

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-19-2014 22:50:40 | More by meehandennis
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AmericanPaleMale666

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - hazy golden orange body. Initially cloudyness dominates but the haze soon dissipates revealing a much more transparent look. fingernail size head that doesn't stick around long

N - I can pick up the spices along with a subtle earthy hop aroma. Biscuity and bready malt as well

M - moderate carbonation with a dry finish

T - fruity esters, subtle complexity of spices with a sweet and dry malt finish

O - first saison I have tried. Very refreshing and easily drinkable. the spice additions added interesting complex flavors without being overwhelming. I would like to try stones rendition for comparison.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 21:02:45 | More by AmericanPaleMale666
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Light gold color, with a hint of haze. Head was half a finger of nearly white foam, but it faded quickly and left scant lacing.

S: Citrus notes dominate. There's also a strong lactobacillus presence. Hops aromas contribute spicy and citrus aromas. The herbs are there, but rosemary is the only one I can clearly identify.

T: Malt flavors are fairly weak, biscuity, and fleeting. Tart, fruity esters dominate the middle, with some of the earthy funkiness I'd expect from a saison filling in the background. It's a little hoppier than most saisons, and the bitterness is strong in the finish. I detect the herbal contributions, but they're subtle enough not to become the focus.

M: Perfectly carbonated. Moist when it first hits the mount, but with a finish dry enough to make me long for the next sip.

O: Not my favorite saison, but an interesting and drinkable take on the style. Good enough that I'll look for the same beer from Stone, just to see how they compare.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 18:48:28 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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tipofthetongue

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-19-2014 05:50:39 | More by tipofthetongue
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Enochase04

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-19-2014 02:58:26 | More by Enochase04
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snowmg

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-19-2014 02:42:44 | More by snowmg
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hAle2theWort

Maryland

3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-18-2014 23:47:27 | More by hAle2theWort
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-18-2014 01:15:36 | More by DrStiffington
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KG710

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-18-2014 01:13:41 | More by KG710
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-18-2014 00:55:27 | More by Yellolab2010
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Guzzle_McBrew

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-17-2014 13:40:38 | More by Guzzle_McBrew
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brocktune

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-17-2014 00:59:28 | More by brocktune
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BoldRulerVT

Vermont

3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 12 ounce bottle into a snifter.
Pours medium straw color with a good finger of head.
Aromas are mild, but very present with the herbs used in this beer.
Taste was an overwhelming herb hammer. Little saison character here, all herbs.
Mouthfeel was fine.
Overall, I get what these three were doing but the herbs were way too much for my palate.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 00:35:27 | More by BoldRulerVT
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vecet911

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-16-2014 21:10:35 | More by vecet911
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-16-2014 18:44:18 | More by Walkerjgt
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TennesseeLamb

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

07-16-2014 02:03:36 | More by TennesseeLamb
Saison Du BUFF from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,136 ratings.