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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
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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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scootny

New York

3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A turgid golden amber that gives a nice head and has good retention. Lacing is quite nice, and the beer remains covered all the way down. The aroma has a sweet pale malt body and light notes of the herbs used, not as big as the Stone version. A whisper of alcohol and not much funk. Taste is sugar biscuit malty with the herb blend and hops melding into a lovely complex counter to the sweetness of the malt. There is a white grape fruitiness that is great. An alcohol edge flows into the hops and herbs with a touch of mint. Finish is mild and dry with an herbal flavor that leave the blend lightly lingering. Feel is velvety smooth with a lightly creamy carbonation. Easy drinking and just light enough to quaff a little too fast. A nice one and while similar to the Stone version I find this one to be a touch more subtle in its herbs and maybe a touch more alcoholic.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 04:49:30 | More by scootny
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Charlie_Hoss

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-02-2013 18:09:16 | More by Charlie_Hoss
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a golden yellow color with a thin white head on top. The retention and lacing were very minimal. The smell of the beer is herbal, the aromas that come off of it the most of probably the sage, thyme and rosemary. The taste has the same herbal elements that the smell does but it doesn't last as long. The flavors kind of die off in this one in the finish. The mouthfeel of the beer is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Overall it's a good brew, I feel the Victory version was a lot more flavorful. I would like to get the Stone version to try that sometime. Regardless it's a decent beer and worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 05:56:40 | More by Knapp85
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mullenite

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

12-29-2012 14:34:54 | More by mullenite
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-29-2012 13:04:09 | More by ejimhof
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

12-29-2012 00:16:45 | More by appetiteforparis
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TubaManJack

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-28-2012 02:09:10 | More by TubaManJack
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jnoelani

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-27-2012 05:31:01 | More by jnoelani
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

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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MikeRoni

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-26-2012 16:33:13 | More by MikeRoni
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-24-2012 03:23:20 | More by NickThePyro
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Listers

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-22-2012 17:58:20 | More by Listers
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bmf0

Texas

1/5  rDev -73.4%

12-20-2012 16:33:41 | More by bmf0
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jgluck

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-17-2012 22:09:12 | More by jgluck
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2neardead

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-13-2012 21:07:00 | More by 2neardead
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Treb0R

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-13-2012 16:33:23 | More by Treb0R
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UncleNeighborChris

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

12-12-2012 18:53:02 | More by UncleNeighborChris
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Murrhey

Montana

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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chippo33

Vermont

2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

12-04-2012 03:45:56 | More by chippo33
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-27-2012 00:50:35 | More by ChrisMon02
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LeRose

Massachusetts

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

11-26-2012 18:55:03 | More by LeRose
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shick1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +13%

11-21-2012 17:19:40 | More by shick1
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Phelps

Arizona

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

11-21-2012 03:49:55 | More by Phelps
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BeerNacho

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.2%

11-21-2012 03:02:20 | More by BeerNacho
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irishgreensoda

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

11-20-2012 22:30:20 | More by irishgreensoda
Saison Du BUFF from Dogfish Head Brewery
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