Saison Du BUFF | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Saison Du BUFFSaison Du BUFF
BA SCORE
65%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 1,656 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:
#17,800
Reviews:
459
Ratings:
1,656
Liked:
1,076
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
14.59%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
246
Trade:
3
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Beligan tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear golden ale with a nice frothy white head that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass leaving a full trail and ending in a solid lace.

S: Hoppy citrus aroma with a bready background.

T: Great blend of hops, citrus, and malt. Has a tangy bitter bite to it and finishes crisp!

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: I was really impressed by this brew. Very refreshing and hoppy.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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Photo of MadScientist
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale gold with excellent clarity. A long lasting white head that settles to a half finger of foam that leaves some lacing on the glass.
S: Moderate orange and rosemary/piney aromas dominate with fruity undertones. Moderate sage and moderately-light thyme aromas comes through with a earthy character. A moderately-light soft malt sweetness in the middle. Light spicy aromas come through but to light to tell if that is hops or yeast. There is a light citrus hops aroma mostly of lemons. There is moderate bitterness that continues through the off-dry finish.
T: a very unusual herbal, fruity and lightly spicy combination. The Sage rosemary and thyme flavors dominate the taste with an orange and spicy flavors coming in next.
M: Medium-light bodied with a moderately-high carbonation. there is a drying sensation on the palate.
O: Although the flavors are decently balanced, I've found when cooking that parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme isn't the best combination and the same hold true here the just don't get along that well. The saison character is a bit muted which is to be expected with the herbs taking center stage.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy yellow, burnished and full. A big, foamy head soon settles down into an easy cap. Decent lacing.

Smell is a riot of flavor; one of the best smelling beers I've had in a long while. Yeast comes through off the top, with the herbs close behind. Sage is the predominant flavor; the parsley and thyme are both there, but considerably more muted. The rosemary is nearly invisible. All in all though, it's a beautiful aroma -- I could be satisfied just smelling this one for a while.

Taste is a bit more one-dimensional. Where the aroma was a shape-shifter, always on the move, the flavor of this beer does one thing (a very intriguing thing, mind you) well, and that's it. Nice bitterness on the sides of the tongue and on the swallow. A drying finish keeps things from getting cloying. Notably, this iteration of SDB seems hoppier than its cousins from Stone and Victory.

Mouthfeel is fine and well. If anything, it could be a bit fuller; I really like my saisons foamy.

Overall, SDB is easily the best of Stone's collaboration beers. I've bought a few bottles, and I'll surely buy a few more. Nice job.

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4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first collaboration beer. Although it was a little pricy for $2.50/bottle, I felt it was worth it, lets see!

A: Looks a light golden color, something along the lines of an adjunct lager. Has a little honey tint to it with not much head but some fine bubbles.

S: Nice floral aroma with some coriander, lemon, clove and biscuit. I also get a hint of honey and some spice as well.

T: I get a little lemon and coriander taste at first,which is followed some clove or parsley. Flavor is complimented by some varieties of spice, a dash of honey, and is followed a little hop bitterness and a dry, yeast aftertaste.

M: Mouth feel is sweet and earthy, very moderate carbonation which enhances the spices. Very drinkable.

O: This is a very unique Saison and was well worth the price. I will have to try the Victory and Stone versions of these. Very good collaboration by three top quality brewers!

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Saison Du BUFF from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 65% out of 100 with 1,656 ratings
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