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Saison Du BUFF - Dogfish Head Brewery

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85
very good

1,352 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,352
Reviews: 401
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.12%
Wants: 36
Gots: 130 | FT: 2
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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12oz bottle, from the cellar room at the Liquor Mart in Glendale, Colorado.

This beer pours a mildly hazy, medium golden yellow hue, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and certainly bubbly off-white head, which leaves a few minor instances of streaky sudsy lace around the glass as it evenly bleeds off.

It smells of pungent Irish stew spices - yup, rosemary and earthy thyme, with a lesser funky sage element, one which segues easily enough into the inherent yeastiness, all lording over a sturdy enough grainy, slightly bready pale malt. The taste is less spice-oriented - more blended, the proclaimed herbs acting like they've been simmering for the better part of the day, rather than just recently added - which allows the gritty, grainy, and not all that sweet pale Belgian-esque malt to safely come out of hiding.

The carbonation is dense in its softly supportive frothiness, the body an engaging medium weight, and smooth, in that Belgian spice and up-ticked alcohol sense - so, not really. It finishes off-dry, the malt not letting the lingering stew spices out and about without at least a modicum of supervision.

I've got the feeling that this is an aged bottle, and for how long, I do not know - stated solely because of the timeliness of my encountering it. The spices are not only St. Patrick's Day-friendly, but (Canadian) Thanksgiving as well, so this is a seasonal offering, in a manner of speaking. At any rate, nice to finally have gotten the chance to hit this particular DFH collaboration.

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Saison Du BUFF from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,352 ratings.