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Saison Du BUFF - Dogfish Head Brewery

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1,131 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,131
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 29
Gots: 83 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-27-2012 05:31:01 | More by jnoelani
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3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a wine glass at cellar temperature.

L – Deep gold color with a 1.5-finger bubbly white head. Decent retention but not really much lacing. Clear with lots of bubbles.

S – Bready, grainy malt with some lemongrass and a healthy dose of other herbs. From the bottle, I get mostly parsley and sage.

T – Follows the nose nicely. It starts off sweet with bready and grainy malt and steadily shifts toward spicy and dry herbal flavors. Lemon and grassy slightly bitter hops come through at the finish along with a bit of peppery yeast. The herbs aren’t as distinct as they were in the aroma.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with good carbonation, a fresh and crisp mouthfeel, and a dry and spicy finish.

O – This is a pretty good beer. It’s pretty much what you would expect from the bottle – an herb-forward saison. I wish it had some of the funk that I like to find in beers of this style, but it’s still a pretty tasty and drinkable beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 02:05:50 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-26-2012 16:33:13 | More by MikeRoni
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-24-2012 03:23:20 | More by NickThePyro
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-22-2012 17:58:20 | More by Listers
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1/5  rDev -73.4%

12-20-2012 16:33:41 | More by bmf0
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-17-2012 22:09:12 | More by jgluck
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-13-2012 21:07:00 | More by 2neardead
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-13-2012 16:33:23 | More by Treb0R
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

12-12-2012 18:53:02 | More by UncleNeighborChris
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3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Three finger fluffy white head. Spotty, thin lacing. Golden color with high clarity. Nice carbonation.

S- Spices and herbs. Inviting, if not very beer-like. I don't know if I get all the parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Still tasty smelling.

T- Spicy and tangy. Weird brew. Not bad. Bitter aftertaste.

M- Smooth and medium bodied. Slightly viscous.

O- Spicy and tangy beer. Weird. Not bad at all though.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 05:16:25 | More by Murrhey
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4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this beer, but can see it being another love/hate offering from DFH. Just enough bitterness, the herbals are detectable but not overpowering, hard to pick out as individual herbs. More of an overall "green" flavor if I didn't read the label. Very nice lemon character, some yeasty flavor. Very nicely sour on the finish, cleans up the palate. Some floral notes that I can't quite identify. Pleasant to drink, so picked up a few extras...

Reviewed from notes.

Serving type: bottle

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed during the blind beers BIF, this was bottle was sent by Cuzco and wrapped up so I couldn't tell what it was. Poured into a tulip.

Cloudy apricot in color, with one inch of foamy, off-white head. Nice horizontal strings of lace.

An incredible nose, like a tea bag full of spices. Pear, coriander, white pepper, crackers, lemongrass. I can't move on to the flavor because I keep taking whiffs.

In the flavor, the spices aren't as bright and the malt is more pronounced. Lots of honey, crackers, ginger, coriander, rose petals, pear syrup. Sweet and complex.

Pillow-soft, whipped body is activated by just a tiny tingle of carbonation. Crisp.

This is glorious. A beautiful blend of spices. Bright, floral, crisp.

Serving type: bottle

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light coloured with some retained head, and leaving a lace trail. Aroma is very good, the sage leads the nose, and there is White pepper and a blend of other spices and nices. Medium mouthfeel, its a palate tingler, but it goes down well, leading to...good drinkability. A new age saison, I may have liked this version the best.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 03:44:46 | More by Sammy
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3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Very light gold in color. You are able to see right through it. Generous head initially, which dissipates a little, but retains pretty well for the most part.

S - Strong presence of citrus and herbs, with a little bit of a metallic odor as well.

T - I'm reminded of Torpedo IPA by Sierra Nevada briefly as I drink this beer. Obviously, this is not an IPA, but there is a heavy taste of citrus and a noticeable burn on the back as well. I can also taste some grain hiding in there somewhere in the middle.

M - Moderately thin mouth feel, but I would not consider it watery by any stretch. The mouth feel leaves you wanting more, so it is effective.

O - Pretty tasty beer, but probably not the style I'd look for in the future. It was good for a change in pace from the usual, but not all that memorable for me style-wise.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 02:50:15 | More by RWLawman
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Saison Du BUFF from Dogfish Head Brewery
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