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Saison Du BUFF | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
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691 Ratings
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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:
#14,428
Reviews:
271
Ratings:
691
pDev:
13.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
77
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 691 |  Reviews: 271
Photo of sbleibtrey
4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jsf14
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidHume
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mitchster
2.32/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

$2.79 for a 12oz bottle @ BevCo. Brewed withPilsner malt, wheat, rye parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Hopped with Centennial, Cascade, Citra
6.8% ABV.

Pours out to a sparkingly clear medium golden, forming a thin white head with poor retention and sparse lacing. Nose of cat urine, guava and papaya. Mouthfeel is crisp, biting acidity, tart, ruddy finish, peppery dry. Taste of cat urine and tropical fruit, pepper and herbs. Higher alcohols in the middle, medium bitterness, more than expected for the style. Bone dry finish.

Not my cup of tea. Ruddy, hot, the cat pee is way too much. Can not recommend this.

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Photo of jera1350
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very complex nose and flavor for the style. Lots of floral, fruit, earthy notes. Some light citrus and hop bitterness. Some astringent alcohol also. Very long finish, refreshing. Overall, solid beer that is terrific for the style.

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Photo of bryantan
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wheels2532
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsshuck
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of AvBF
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Delicious and refreshing

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BryanReed
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Slightly haze gold yellow in color. Aroma is very herbal. Picking up mainly on the parsley and thyme. Less citrus than I'm used to for saison. Taste follows nose. Huge blast of herbs, very slight citrus is overwhelmed by herbs. Not bad, just different. It kind of grows on you. Decent carbonation, and pretty dry. The herbs lend a unique bitterness along with the hops, all amplified by the dryness, and a strange oily feel on the tongue.

Not my favorate, but not bad. Kind of a challenging beer, but something I could see myself trying again.

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Photo of informaticsDoc
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aprabhu
4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of 57md
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden copper with a finger of white head. The nose has a touch of lemon and a touch of funk. The flavor profile is pretty standard for the style. The finish is a tad tart and a bit dry.

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Photo of crag
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slatetank
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I purchased this bottle at Barley Mow in West Reading enjoyed chilled in a willybecker.

The color is golden light with hazed appearance and thin white head after settling turns into a ring of beads. The smell has a very herbal yet yeast matches in intensity with semi-phenollic and slight malt aroma backing with mild mineral scent. The feel is light with slight spice texture and medium high carbonation with dry malt texture and yeast mix with herbs leading into a dry finish.

There is a grassy and light sage-like earthiness up front with yeast dominant taste mid palate and light pepper with slight resins and gentle phenolic taste adding to the malt quality with slihgt alcohol and herbal flavors lasting into the semi-dry finish. Overall pretty nice herbal flavor with solid base saison recipe a very decent amount of flavor from herbas and yeast is slightly phenolic but not quite medicinal. Very good.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is ok. Lacing is good. Citrus farmhouse aroma. Great hoppy farmhouse edge. Strong citrus. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Wish this beer came around more often than it does. This is rated from the 2015 version.

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