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Saison Du BUFF - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 1,460
Reviews: 423
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 41
Gots: 169 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
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

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of AmericanPaleMale666
3.69/5  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.

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Saison Du BUFF from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,460 ratings.