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Saison Du BUFF - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,142 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,142
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 86 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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BoldRulerVT

Vermont

3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 00:35:27 | More by BoldRulerVT
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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +13%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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SiegeSpitfire

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-16-2014 01:45:05 | More by SiegeSpitfire
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brauseboof

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-15-2014 22:19:49 | More by brauseboof
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JHendu

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

07-15-2014 22:01:15 | More by JHendu
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Stargazer2892

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-15-2014 19:18:42 | More by Stargazer2892
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-15-2014 19:10:28 | More by silverking
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2014 Review
12 oz bottle poured into a pokal.

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

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

Taste
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.

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

Overall
I still like this one. Good stuff!

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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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 17:38:01 | More by justintcoons
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New Hampshire

3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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Saison Du BUFF from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,142 ratings.