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Saison Du BUFF | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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3.77/5
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1,665 Ratings
Saison Du BUFFSaison Du BUFF
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Plans call for Saison du BUFF to be a 6% alc/vol Saison brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. This beer will be brewed three times, once at each brewery using the same recipe.

Added by SaCkErZ9 on 08-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,115
Reviews:
463
Ratings:
1,665
pDev:
14.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
247
Trade:
3
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Photo of mothmanscott
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear pale gold with moderate effervescence rising from the bottom of the glass. The pour produces almost 3 fingers of beige, shaving cream like, moderately lasting, head leaving only a modest degree of lace for its size. Aroma is biscuit & dough, Saison yeast, herbal, vegetal, thin clove & something faintly stone fruit-like. Sage is prominent, rosemary & thyme commingle & but I suspect the vegetal aspect is the parsley. Taste is pale & biscuit malt, Belgian yeast funk, acidic & a herbal blend of sage, rosemary thyme & vegetal parsley with a lemon & peachy hint. Finishes dry & biscuity with a slight doughy breadiness, herbal, spice, clove & a dry grassiness. Slightly acidic, sour & ephemeral bitter flavors in the pepper, vegetal,astringent aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation, tongue hugging & prickly. Astringent aftertaste.

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Photo of LarsM
4.68/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of digitalflood
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Harrison8
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow with a finger of white head. Head retention is good with no lacing left behind. Aroma is rosemary, parsley, thyme, sage, clove, and banana. Very herbal, garden-party aroma. Flavor profile is a garden party, with notes of rosemary, parsley, thyme, sage, coriander, and clove. Mouth feel is medium in thickness, with a slight grainy texture. Overall, herbal notes cannot be understated here, so be prepared. Alcohol shows up a little in the flavor profile, which is a little off-putting.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy straw color,quickly dissipating 1 1/2" white foam head. Smells floral, piney,mildly spicy, lemon rind. Tastes complex with the parsley,sage rosemary and thyme. I think I went to Scarborough fair. I can definitely taste rosemary. Feels crisp,refreshing,mildly tart. Really a quaffable beer on a hot day or any day.

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Photo of PascalMotard
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very pale color with good creamy head. Nice smell of spices (especially coriander and rosemary) with something acidic that makes me think of a spaguetti sauce. The taste is very complex with lots of spices, a good dryness and a slightly bitter finish.

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Photo of opierce
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Herbal and funky, which I guess is expected giving all of the herbs it is brewed with as well as it being a saison.

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Photo of AuntBea
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GlennWB
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gemery554
1.64/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Prue
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mchegash
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Light golden-orange. Quite clear. Good amount of pure white head. Average carbonation. Overall pretty nice-looking.
S: I'm not an olfactory expert, but various spices are present, presumably the sage, rosemary and thyme. Pleasant, though certainly not your usual beer aroma.
T: All of the spices present in the smell are present in the taste as well. Again, a fairly unusual and in many ways decidedly un-beerlike taste, but definitely interesting. Most suitable to sipping rather than gulping
F: Very smooth and easy drinking. Very low carbonation. Medium body.
O: Not something I'd want to have often, but I feel this beer has a place in the beer ecology. Though they would be quite infrequent, I could envision times where this is exactly the kind of brew I'd want.

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Photo of mbjb0720
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ64
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaxon53
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dirtyharry2489
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of informaticsDoc
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nstygles
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmmochowski
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of smb71481
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of burnstar
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice pale gold with a medium head. Good retention and lacing on the surface. Great herbal aroma, which of course you'd expect. But perhaps surprisingly, it doesn't feel out of place in a beer. Taste is... interesting. The malt is there in the background but the goal here is to provide a clean canvas for the herbs to dance around. They surprisingly work ok. They blend together and aren't exactly distinguishable. The effect isn't unlike hops, there's a bitterness and it shares some of its herbalness with some hops, but its noticeably different than any hops you've tasted. Like some very herbal alien hops. It's a cool experiment and I do like it, but I can't imagine drinking more than one of these and very rarely. This would score low on the old Drinkability metric, for me. Full bodied and lightly carbonated. Worth a try.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Eureka !
We have found the cure for dependency on hops... and to a tune that every Baby Boomer grew up with.
A well-conceived experiment that could become an historic saison. This style encourages invention, particularly its spicing.
Here is what Saison Du Buff does to my buds: it creates a wonderful tension between making the glands salivate (mostly the yeast working with the malts) and drying my tongue (obviously, parsly, sage, rosemary and thyme... and some hops.)

Best of all, this Saison goes great with Uncle Bob's World-Famous Ratatouille... the ultimate test of a saison... in my kitchen.
The best way to improve a saison with destiny?
Offer it all the time.

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Photo of travelguy
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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