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Saison Du BUFF - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 1,456
Reviews: 421
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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4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2014 Review
12 oz bottle poured into a pokal.

Yellow / straw with 1 finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Good clarity with moderate carbonation.

Lemon, caramelized grains, rosemary, sage, thyme, and orange citrus.

Lemongrass, white grape, caramelized grains, and orange citrus. Rosemary, thyme, sage, pink peppercorn, and green florals. Finishes with a medium-light bitterness and notes of earthy, leafy hops and touches of onion.

Medium bodied, crisp, clean, refreshing, and dry.

I still like this one. Good stuff!


2012 Review

A: Pours a slightly hazed straw color with 2 fingers of white head that dissipates slowly leaving behind thick clouds of webbed lacing. Low carbonation.

N: Huge herbal bouquet of sage, parsley, rosemary and thyme as advertised. Peppery yeast, lemon juice, bready grains and a subtle barnyard funk.

T: Sage, parsley, rosemary and thyme run throughout the flavor profile. The sage and rosemary seem to be more dominant. Upfront has drops of lemon juice. Mid-palate brings in some bread dough, dabs of caramel and some grassy hops. Finishes with a subtle barnyard funk, peppercorn and hay.

M: Light bodied, crisp, clean and refreshing.

O: The herbs are skillfully balanced and blend well with the crisp and refreshing Americanized Saison style underneath. I personally love these things was very happy to see them again after a 2 year hiatus.

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3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A = A medium lemon yellow with a respectable foamy head and residual lacing on the glass. More reminiscent of a lager than an ale in appearance.
S = There is definitely a herb smell to the beer, predominately thyme in my opinion, then the malt sweetness hit you, then the hops.
T = As far as herbs, thyme first, then sage second. I could barely taste rosemary and obviously because of its "grassy" quality, the parsley was masked by everything else, Including the malts and hops.
M = Smooth in the mouth. Again, more of a smooth lager than an ale -- or a very light ale in mouthfeel.
O = Interesting as standalone drink. Pairing might be good with something uncomplicated or cheese, as you'd want to taste the herbal nuances in the beer. It is not something I'd run back to purchase, but as a novelty, it's definitely worth the experience!

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3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very interesting. The beer pours a hazy yellow with a light head. The smell was easily my favorite part of the beer. It feels like you are directly smelling parsley and thyme. Very big notes from the earthy herbs. The taste was a little lack-luster though with big herb tastes in the beginning but I felt the ending wasn't as good and the sour taste at the end, while enjoyable, didn't leave a great lingering taste. This was a nice beer to try and appreciate the inventive style of Dogfish, but I don't know if I need more than one.

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Saison Du BUFF from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,456 ratings.