Saison Du BUFF | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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
Ratings:
1,625
Reviews:
450
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
14.66%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
239
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,625 |  Reviews: 450
Photo of Drunkie
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HardyA
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sicilian
2.14/5  rDev -44%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

I love Saisons and so I grabbed this quickly as part of a mixpack without reading the specific herbs they used.
I don't like a lot of Rosemary, Sage and Thyme when used in cooking, so as expected, this was something I could not finish after giving it several sips to at least try it. The herb flavors are just too overwhelming IMO. My low smell/taste/overall score is a more a personal rating against the additions as some find these added flavors to be a good thing..

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Photo of Jackalope1977
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of antott0523
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beercam
4.69/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Stone Bottling
12 oz Brown Glass
Bottled 2/18/2016
6.8% Alc/vol

A really nice, zippy farmhouse, obviously mischievously hopped for the style, but is kind of off-balance with its sheer vigor. Very nicely farmy, masterly belgique-twisted, an adventurous take that shines with an experienced confidence.. Even though something weird is going on here, it's still better than 99.99% of all other beers out there, seriously! Though, candidly, and ultimately regrettably, it's not quiteeee what I would expect from a tripartite brewing force of near-royal magnitude, but hey, I guess it is sometimes harder to work together? Excellent, top-shelf-yeast game does come in with a quick, snappy carbonation, as well as a thundering alcohol presence throughout the sip, yielding a very fine, satisfying drink. Again, the rowdy, indulgent explosions of the peppered-in parsley, sage, rosemary, and lemon-thyme really seem to be what's getting through to me from this beer, and I like it. Bold and successful. A big reason why i'm loving early April. Go drink one, and be merry

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Photo of AlaskaAg
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mquinn919
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hop_junkie
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moneypenny
1.08/5  rDev -71.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Vile. Loathsome. Worst beer ever. Since this is a Dogfish Head and Stone collaboration, I was expecting something potable if not profound. But like many collaborations, Saison du Buff is the crap of both worlds. And the Rosemary! What kind of savage puts rosemary in beer? You might as well use lavender and bathe in it. Dirty bath water tastes better. Washed it down with Choc Lobster.

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Photo of AD17
3.12/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of JNPIII127
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kjkinsey
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of parris
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dasotelo50
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of chinchill
3.14/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz 2012 bottle served in a lager glass.

Pours a yellow-gold color, lightly hazy, and with a huge creamy white head that goes over the top of the glass despite a rather gentle half-pour. Appears to have very fine, natural carbonation.

Aroma: funky, yeasty, hoppy, grassy, herbal aroma.

Taste is similar but even more herbal. with traces of the herb additives. Lightly tart; neither sweet nor bitter.

O: very interesting and very herbal, but refreshing.

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