Saison Du BUFF | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Saison Du BUFFSaison Du BUFF

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

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

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz into a tulip- pours a perfectly clear golden orange, one finger head that quickly dissipated to nothing and minimal lacing.

Smell is mild- a little pale malt, maybe some candi sugar and a little yeast.

Taste is not mild- sweet and spicy. Great stuff- pale malt and sugary goodness hit the palate first, followed by some tart yeast and finished off with a nice citrus hop finish. Hops ate definitely detectable which is great!

Mouthfeel is also exceptional- light body, nice prickly carbonation and the slightest oily feel from hops. Good stuff- curious to try the others but it's hard to imagine them being better than this except in appearance and smell.

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Photo of birchstick
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of rawfish
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy gold with 3 fingers of thick head with decent retention leaving wads of clumpy lacing on the glass.

Yeasty and herbal, rosemary, thyme, coriander and fresh cut spring flowers. Not as floral as the DFH version but still appealing and uplifting.

Pale malts, slightly bready with spices of coriander and peppery cloves, thyme and rosemary mixing to create a tropical fruitiness like white guava. Finishes grassy with a lasting bitterness and soapy.

Dries very well with a medium body and adequate carbonation. Loses some life as it warms and gets a bit more difficult to put down.

Hoppier than the DFH version with a really nice drying quality, spices and herbs make this such an appealing brew. Not something I could do everyday but a real eye opener when given the chance.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: single finger white head on a mildly hazy golden body. Lots of circumferential lacing.

S: more of a musty fruity smell likely related to the yeast. peppery with orange peel.

T: clove, corriander, yeast with a bitter note all upfront which tapers to a fruitier but peppery finish.

M: light to medium body with moderate to high carbonation. Semi dry in the finish.

Overall: I like those things that make this one different including the mustiness to both the aroma and taste as well as the peppery notes.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of jaysephx69
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is High on my top ten

A - A cloudy yellow.

S - Herbs, and lots of them. Pepper. It smells like I am in a garden. Maybe this beer give me my daily allotment of vegetables.

T - Bitter bite up front, with pepper and vegetable aftertaste. perfect amount of hops and flavors came through

M - Well carbonated and well rounded.

O - best Saison I have had

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JustinMatthew
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This one has been sitting around for a little over a year now.

Poured in a Victory Golden Monkey tulip, a hazy golden color with a thin white head. Smell is yeast forward, spices, light citrus, and banana. Taste is spicy, some lemon, banana, citrus, and a bit peppery. Well carbonated with some citrus and yeast spice lingering sip to sip. very good over all and I'd prefer this one to the batch brewed at DFH.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.26/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a yeasty, bold, gold with no head or lace. The aroma is of yeast and slight citrus with a hint of wet hay. The flavor is lomony with notes of honey, dough, and some banana in the background. The mouthfeel is light-medium. Victory Saison du Buff is a decent beer, more like a slightly sour witbier than a saison/farmhouse ale. Recommended.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Saison Du BUFF from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.82 out of 5 based on 691 ratings.
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