Saison Du BUFF | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,339 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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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:
1,339
Reviews:
550
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
13.51%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
110
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,339 |  Reviews: 550
Photo of TheBishopco
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chrinst
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kbackofen
4.77/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brauseboof
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taologic
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHopsman
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Farmhouse Ales are my favorite style of beer and I'm very particular when it comes to tweaking them. This particular saison is a great beer but the herbs added (especially the rosemary and thyme) are a bit too overwhealming and end up covering up the yeasty aromas that saisons are known for. A good beer nonetheless, but not one I'd seek when in the mood for a saison.

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Photo of Psg5062
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RDW
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle
2016 Release
Bottled On: 03/18/16

Pours a pretty nice slightly cloudy, dark golden orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a small white foamy head, which leaves not much sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, lots of sage, rosemary, thyme notes, some citrusy. The taste is malty, yeasty, nice touch of spices, some citrus. Medium body, with a nice little dry/bitter finish, little bit too hot. Overall, not too bad, but most likely would not buy again. Had the DFH version many moons ago, kinda the same feel.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madpentzer
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SensorySupernova
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewingMN
2.58/5  rDev -33%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Nice light golden orange color with good carbonation. Smell is of coriander, cracked black pepper, yeast, typically Belgium wheat beer. Taste is herbal tea, coriander, blelgium wheat, funky grass. I have been there done that and I'm not really a fan. I can appreciate it for what it is but that's about where it ends for me. Would not purchase again. Don't know what I was expecting but the description should have been enough to turn me off. Much like other reviewers, I thought if it's a collaboration it must be pretty good. If herbal saisons are your thing, then this is probably up your alley. If not, I would recommend staying away from this one.

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Photo of dripa8
3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gatheredwaters
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kalosjakar
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden, slightly orange hued, very light bubbly head.

Aroma: bready, lemon, yeast, herbal and slightly floral aromatics.

Taste: medium mouthfeel, dry, bit of spiciness, lemon zest, faint bitter finish, interesting and pleasant mix of tastes.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mchegash
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KirleyBrew
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2016 vintage: Poured into a small glass: color is straw gold, head is bright white and presents about 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a ring.

Smell is big a herbal burst, mainly thyme, rosemary, subtle grass/earthy notes and dry yeast phenols.

Taste is similar to the aroma with a big floral/herbal burst at first then nice malt and dry yeast flavors

Mouthfeel is good, solid saison presentation, sharp/crisp/dry.

Overall, this is a unique saison, heavily herbal notes from the additions and a nice dry finish.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden straw with little head, which is dissapoining for a saison. Aroma has lots of thyme / herbal notes with a little bit of lemon. Unexpected but not bad. Taste is the same, but the herbal taste wasn't for me. There is some heat from the sage, more of that spicey thyme and lemon. It maybe was just a tad too much on the herbal spice. And there isn't much of a saison base, it's really just a spiced pale ale. Feel is normal.

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Photo of MickeyHops
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saison Du BUFF from Stone Brewing
3.85 out of 5 based on 1,339 ratings.
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