Saison Du BUFF | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,338 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Saison Du BUFFSaison Du BUFF
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in collaboration w/ Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Stone Brewing Company, and Victory Brewing Company, who each brewed a version at their own breweries.

Brewed with Parsley, Sage, Estate Rosemary & Thyme. Checkout the video for more: http://vimeo.com/11419846

Added by Todd on 05-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,338
Reviews:
550
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
13.51%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
109
For Trade:
2
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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Photo of Shaw
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I loved the Victory version so I had to try Stone's version when I saw it.

Is this the lightest beer Stone brews? A pale golden in color with a nice big white head.

Fantastic aroma. I smell ginger, but I must be wrong because the label says it's brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Whatever I'm smelling, it's fantastic. This is one of the best-smelling beers I've ever had.

Big herbal flavors, but it still feels like a saison. Tea-like. Very good. It's crisp and refreshing, though at nearly 8 percent, this isn't a session ale. The herbal flavors are so strong that I can't see drinking more than one of these at once.

Good body, with substance.

Overall a very good beer. Seek it out, unless you don't like herbs.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale hazy gold with a two finger head in my Sam Adams glass. Respectable amount of lacing, some specks floating around and light carbonation visible. Smell is very good with a firm pale malt body and a caramel honey sweetness. Some of the usual Belgian funk and yeast esters. The signature spices are not shy here with the rosemary being the biggest player. Taste has more of the spices up front with a grassiness from the parsley and sage flowing in the malt. Strong almost grapefruit like bitterness seems to be from an equal amount of hops and spice blend that covers the aforementioned citrus. Finish is spicy and hoppy with a touch of mint. Light tingley feel is crisp and highly drinkable. An interesting take on one of my favorite styles.

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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this into a pint glass, it has a murkey yellow color body with a small head that lays down quickly. The smell has a herb, earthy aroma, mostly rosemary, and lemon.
The taste has a very earthy flavor, mostly from the herbs, rosemary, parsley and had a hint of lemon peel. the mouth feel is good and overall is a good beer.
I wouldn't drink this one all the time but, once in a while i would.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip.

Appearance: Pale gold but hazy effect to it, the bubbles are everywhere on this piece. Head just under a finger's length coming off white.

Smell: smells good but awkward, little different than most saisons, has light rosemary scent. I know it not a rauch but it reminds me of one.

Taste: Gets a little interesting, I feel the thyme and rosemary and on top of that it has a hard lemon skin feel to it. Definitely not a beer for everyone, but should appeal to most. It is a little bitter kind of like an IPA meets a Witbier.

Mouth: Medium to heavy, no doubt. Crisp.

Overall: Nice brew, would I drink it everyday...that's another story. To have it every now and then , why not? It's good to throw something different into the mix. Drink and enjoy, Salud!

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3.22/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: bottle from [forget where I got it]

Had this back-to-back with the other two versions for comparison. DFH's is clearly my favorite, Victory's was almost undrinkable on tap, yet better in the bottle. Stone's came about somewhere in between.

Poured surprisingly pale and clear compared to the other versions, straw-yellow color, with a thin white head that dissipated to nearly nothing. Aroma was herbal and slightly fruity, spicy, with the rosemary taking a slight edge, as in the other versions. More of this in the taste, the spice blend coming to the foreground, lesser notes of somwhat sweet pale malts, light citrus, herbs bordering on potpourri. Light mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Good in small doses.

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Saison Du BUFF from Stone Brewing
3.85 out of 5 based on 1,338 ratings.
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