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Saison Du BUFF - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

1,423 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,423
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 38
Gots: 139 | FT: 1
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This saison appears to be a pale-golden color. As I first began to pour it into the glass I didn't think it would develop a sizable head; however I was quickly proven wrong, and greeted with a sudsy, bright white foam.

The smell is dominated by herbs. Sage is most prominent with the rosemary and thyme playing a supportive role. The parsley seems to lend a pleasant grassiness to the aroma. It is difficult to distinguish between hop and herb aromas - the beer smells green and fresh.

At the front of the mouth I'm greeted with a punch of juicy hop flavor. This seems to be a heavily hopped saison, especially when considering the breweries involved in its production. This herbaceous flavor is supported with a pleasant sugary malt sweetness that is very subdued. The finish is dry and bitter, revealing more lemony hop flavor.

The mouthfeel is incredibly light and effervescent. The tingling sensation of the beer on my palate helps to highlight the spicy and citrusy hop and herb characteristics.

Overall, a delicious brew that will certainly satisfy foody beer nerds. A bold yet sophisticated use of herbs helps to elevate this saison to the likes of a true culinary experience.

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Saison Du BUFF from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,423 ratings.