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Saison Du BUFF | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Saison Du BUFFSaison Du BUFF

Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 1,665 |  Reviews: 463
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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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Photo of GaryMarkle84
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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Photo of Dankuel
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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Photo of twaddlac
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%

Photo of ckollias
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%

Photo of Brehnert
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of toneigh
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ithacabaron
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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of SouljaSaia17
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: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,665 ratings
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