Saison Du BUFF | Stone Brewing

Saison Du BUFFSaison Du BUFF
BA SCORE
3.8/5
1,339 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#14,490
Reviews:
550
Ratings:
1,339
pDev:
13.68%
Bros Score:
3.52
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
110
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,339 |  Reviews: 550
Photo of Seanniek91
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 12oz bottle into a Grey Sail pint.

Appearance- Hazy orange/gold with no head, but some moderate lacing.

Smell- Orange/lemon, pepper, rosemerry, yeasty, peach, nectarine. Super fruity.

Taste- Spicey. Pepper, Rosemerry, orange rind, peaches. Mild booze detected. Very fruity and floral.

Mouthfeel- Crisp, refreshing, smooth. Perfectly carbonated.

Overall- I like this one a lot. Nice and refreshing. Would be perfect on a summer day.

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Photo of CMui
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of markmcconv
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of wtkphoto
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BugTownPub
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of jlipin8622
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Sludgeman
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

No "bottled on" date that I could find. Purchased just before Christmas 2012. Poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured a straw colored, slightly cloudy, white head half a finger thick, quickly disapated to a think layer, but decent lacing. Well carbonated.

S - rosemary and pine, some grapefruiit

T - Medium bitterness, spicey, rosemary is evident, a sweetness up front, a little farmyard funk, tartness at the finish.

MF - Sharp and a little fizzy.

O - On the high side ABV wise for a Saison, maybe a bit to much hoppy bitterness, but refreshing.

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Photo of SupremePie
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of TXhomebrewer
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Devinph
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of stone3187
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of bca115
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of dar482
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of kingmaker
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Sokool
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Nothing particularly amazing to look at, but I really loved the funky herbal aroma that came off this thing. Because of the herbs I paired it with a pesto chicken pizza with red peppers and goat cheese. While this pairing looked good on paper, I'm not sure it was really the best idea. It turns out, the flavor of the beer is so interesting that I almost forgot that I was eating pizza. I noticed the rosemary first, and then a sort of sweet citrusy flavor which gave way to an herbal/hoppy bitterness. While the flavor was unique and memorable, it wasn't so overpowering (as many of these "experimental" brews can be) that I wouldn't be happy drinking more than one of these in a sitting.

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Photo of gnuguy
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz 2012 bottle Stone / Dogfish Head / Victory Saison du BUFF brewed by Stone and served in a Unibroue snifter.

Pours a yellow-gold color; clear at first, but after a few sips I added most of the rest of the bottle which had a considerable amount of sediment. Appears to have very fine, natural carbonation.

Aroma: funky, yeasty, hoppy, weedy, herbal aroma. Interesting but too funky to really appeal to me.
Taste is similar but even more weedy/herbal and, thankfully, less funky. Lightly tart; neither sweet nor bitter.

O: very interesting and very different from a ’standard’ lager, but refreshing and not challenging ... once you get past that funky aroma.

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Photo of Blanco
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of yossarian14
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of harrymel
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of DiscGolfRobot
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Roopsniloff
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Saison Du BUFF from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,339 ratings
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