Saison Du BUFF | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Saison Du BUFFSaison Du BUFF

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of spinrsx
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from CJ's Potsdam NY for 4$

Appearance – Hazy amber colour with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, rosemary/sage/coriander

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with rosemary/coriander/sage and some light citrus. There is also a bit of yeast flavour and some tea notes. It ends with a slightly bitter herbal aftertaste.

Overall – Not something I'd reach for very often, but an interesting tasting beer. Lots of herbal/spicy notes going on.

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Photo of PhantasIPA
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance of this beer is a light golden color with moderate cloudiness. There is minimal head when poured in a glass and moderate lacing as you drink.

The smell is a powerful combination of herbs and pine, followed by a hint of citrus.

The taste is really nice! Not just your standard pine flavor but a combination of herbs (rosemary, basil, pine) with a nice sweet citrus finish that tastes like pineapple.

Mouthfeel is very smooth. There is a noticeable carbonation but it doesn't "scratch" your throat. The taste lingers very well on the tongue.

Overall this is a unique and quality beer, worth a try or a 6-pack if you're bored...

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of zeledonia
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted 23 July 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours very clear golden yellow, apple-juice color. Tons of visible carbonation. Two-finger head with great lacing and good retention.

Smell is quite herby, with a big burst of characteristic saison yeast aromas. Flowery and nectary, too. Lovely.

Taste is quite earthy, with no spice and very little yeast flavor. Tons of sage, with some other herbs thrown in. Herbs galore.

Mouthfeel is good: medium-light body, lots of carbonation.

A nice saison, in the upper-middle tier of those that I've had. Very herby, and especially sagey, which isn't surprising, given the additions. But it has the soul of a saison.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of kagent777
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one up while visiting some friends in Beverly, Mass at Bogey's. (great shop!) I poured this into my beer goblet after 20 minutes out of the fridge.

Appearance: Slightly hazy light golden beer with a massive white head that leaves great lacing. Very inviting beer.

Smell: Open the bottle and I get yeast phenolics instantly. Huge clove smell along with sage and rosemary. I am not sure about the parsley and thyme. A biscuity type of malt smell is noticeable, too.

Taste: Malts up front, followed by sage and the other spices with a bit of clove. I pick of a bit of lemon zest, maybe from the hops? Interesting and well done, but not something I would want to drink every day. I am sure this would go great with some food, but I am not sure what, maybe Italian.

Mouthfeel: No issues here the body is light to medium with a fairly strong carbonation. The finish is fairly long and dry.

Overall: Paid 3 for this bottle, very interesting beer with unique tastes. Wonder how different the other versions are.

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

Poured into a Brandy snifter glass. A very calming gold color to the beer, some head, moderate lacing.

Smells very interesting. The mintiness of the sage is at the helm, followed by the woodsy aroma of thyme and rosemary, and a smooth background of parsley.

The maltiness of this brew is complimented nicely by the spices. The parsley comes out a bit more. Definitely taste the mintiness of the sage, some woodsiness to from the rosemary and thyme lingers after.

The mouthfeel is about average, smooth going down, a crisp minty bite at the end.

Overall, very interesting beer, glad I tried it.

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3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Jaundice yellow with a large, soapy head. I wish things thing would go down sometime soon so I can drink it.

S- Very lemony and can smell just a touch of the thyme and parsley.

T- Hit up front with citrusy hops, sage and thyme. Finishes with a strong bitterness and rosemary. A lot of bitterness throughout and I'm not sure how I feel about it. Didn't really notice any parsley.

M- Light body with decent carbonation.

O- Very interesting and I think you should taste this, but I couldn't drink many

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Saison Du BUFF from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,673 ratings