Saison Du BUFF | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Saison Du BUFFSaison Du BUFF
BA SCORE
3.81/5
691 Ratings
Saison Du BUFFSaison Du BUFF
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.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.

Added by garuda on 08-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,714
Reviews:
271
Ratings:
691
pDev:
13.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
77
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 691 |  Reviews: 271
Photo of vienna_mantrap
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of irrevjim
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from a bottle to a beer tulip, bottled on 2/18/16
look; golden with an orange hue. lots of bubbles. 1/4" head with 2 minutes retention, leaves a film. thin soapy lacing
smell; spicy, lemon, sage, rosemary, coriander, tangerine, yeast notes
taste; all those spices, tune down the fruit and add passion fruit, kiwi to the mix, finishes yeasty and bitter, then finishes again a little with malt and honey
feel; crisp, almost sharp at first, carbonation is present but not intrusive, finishes smooth
overall; a nice, spicy well balanced saison

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, 2015 vintage, no bottled on date. Acquired a single bottle of this stuff from the local bottle shop; aged a year.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - A cloudy golden lemon pour, some sediment haze, just under a finger of frothy white head that falls to a ring. Minor spotty soapy lacing that doesn't really cling. Appears well carbonated still. It looks good.

S - The spices are apparent on the initial whiff, which is to say they might be more pronounced that the current Stone version of the beer i tried recently. Notes of herbal lemon thyme / rosemary / basil. Notes of clove and saison yeast.

T - Taste is dry, herbal, bready. Spices are apparent, but they mostly meld with the saison yeast base. Notes of lemon / citrus / lemongrass.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, clean. Bready & dry finish, full of spicy herbal notes. Citric lemon & lemongrass. Medium-light bodied and very easy drinking stuff.

Overall, it held up rather well, i think i might have enjoyed it more than the current Stone version of the beer. Not the most interesting stuff, but it did hold up nicely. Not something i would age too long, but it was nice to find past vintages of this sitting on the shelf.

Victory Saison Du BUFF (2015) -----3.5/5

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Photo of AD17
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of classixIII
3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paleomau
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of entenduintransit
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNPIII127
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Jbalintjr
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPAchris
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Griggsy
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I feel like I liked this a lot more when i was younger, but now it sort of comes across like lavender soap, with some light fresh Belgian phenol and banana ester, sharp and tart with hints of mint.

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Photo of vrendleman
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of That_Turtle
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tvghost
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NatSmith
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WesM63
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanByorick
4.93/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Saison Du BUFF from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 691 ratings
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