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.

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Ratings: 1,625 |  Reviews: 450
Photo of Cresant
3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served this 12 oz. in a footed tulip glass. No date. The body was cloudy, pale golden which cleared some as it warmed. The head was plain white.

The smell was lightly fruity with a distinct but subtle yeast presence. Floral. Celery?

The taste was herbal. Lemongrass? Earthy hops. Nice.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with good carbonation. Easy to drink.

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Photo of dextermcgurk
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of maryd837
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of FBGordon
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of cld253
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mooseo
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into flute.

A - Pale clear gold with a creamy, bright white head.

S - Rosemary immediately hits, with other grassy, herbal aromas filling the nose.

T - A complex array of spices dominant throughout. Rosemary, sage and thyme are most prevalent. Bready, doughy malts provide a solid backbone. Slight hints of yeast, pine, and floral hops show up as well. Finish has a light bitterness and spiciness.

M - Light and refreshing. High carbonation, slightly dry finish.

O - A very enjoyable, spicy saison. Drinkabilty is high, flavor has a nice richness. This is a beer that would pair extremely well with chicken and other meat dishes.

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Photo of phishsihq
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

We enjoyed the Dogfish Head version.

The brew pours a hazy, pale gold and is capped by a thin white head. The head is decently retained and provides tons of lace. Earthy aromas led by the typical aromas of a farmhouse ale lead things off before becoming more herbal and medicinal, the sage and thyme standout as well. An excellently executed farmhouse ale with the herbs again standing out and creating a fresh and interesting twist on a saison. Prickly carbonation and a medium body round out this delicious and fresh collaborated ale.


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Photo of JxExM
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of hosehead83
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Dogfish Head pint glass.
Cloudy gold in color, with a big, billowy head of white foam.
Aroma-Herbal notes of sage and tyme
Taste-Spicy, herbal, lemongrass, nice little hop presence. Overall flavors well-balanced and seem to play well together. Nothing overdone. A nice match for lighter fare.

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Photo of jbaker67
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of BeerShman
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of olympicgatorade
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of chriooos
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of ms11781
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Kevlee722
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Pours a nice golden yellow color with a finger width of tight bubbled head. Very nice looking saison. Small amount of lace sticks as the head slowly dissipates.
Nose is very earthy, I think the sage and thyme stand out the most as far as herbs, fainter scent of citrus as well.
Spices, herbs and bitter hops. Lemon zest and thyme, very "farmhouse" tasting. The herbs linger on the palate along with a bit of bitterness from the hops. Dry finish, light stingy playful carbonation. Medium body, excellent mouthfeel.
Great drinkability, this a darn tasty saison and it would be easy to put back a couple. This is a great collaboration between three of my favorite breweries.

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Photo of splendidsplinter
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Antnyd82
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Jesse13713
3.06/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Sharing a single with my buddy Aw Yeh on my back patio. Poured into a Jackie O's pint glass.

Appearance - A slightly opaque banana yellow with an extremely soapy head. Extremely clumpy lacing.

Smell - A light farm-like smells. A very grassy and herbal nose that smells naturally medicinal. Some definitive banana and wheatgrass. Very green and plant-like in the smell.

Taste - Not a bad saison. A bit of an unexpected splash. The sage is very apparent in the forefront, with trickles of black pepper and lavendar. Spicy on the palate with hints of light lemon peel.

Mouthfeel and Overall - Light bodied and unique, as I've come to expect from Dogfish Head. A nice collaberation between Stone, Victory and DFH. A bit of a skunky aftertaste in the end.

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Photo of SPRichard
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Danny1217
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first saison, interestingly enough.

Pours a transparent golden color. A nice white head. Smells of herbs, hops, and yeast. The herbs dominate. The taste is herbs right from the start. Sage, thyme, parsley, and rosemary. They're all very present. The finish is a bit hoppy. Very crisp. Somehow refreshing, but also dry. Very complex. Body is somewhat light and carbonation is medium.

i can't believe how good these herbs taste in a beer. Very surprisingly delicious. Need to drink more saisons.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of AngusOg
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was craving a saison all day at work yesterday, so when i looked in the beer fridge last night, this one fit the bill. This one came highly recommended by 2 reputable sources, so i was looking foward to it. Poured into a snifter, a hazy golden brew with a nice white foamy head. Has the typical spicey saison smell, ad a bit of sweet malt and a tad citrus. The flavor starts out alot like a typical delicious saison too, but those subtle herbs swirling around throughout work really nicely. Herbal flowery notes, with the sweetness and the bit of spiciness. This is nice. Enjoyed drinking this one, and could see myself possibly having a couple more before this summer ends.

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Photo of TheBronze
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BeerOps
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Saison Du BUFF from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.82 out of 5 based on 1,625 ratings.
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