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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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The idea for this beer germinated way back in 2003 when the three guys (Sam from Dogfish, Greg from Stone and Bill from Victory) formed the BUFF alliance (Brewers United for Freedom of Flavor) - a noble endeavor with the goal to highlight the passion and camaraderie of the American craft brew movement.
So, BUFF didnít really do anything (beyond talk a lot of talk) until 2010 when the three brewers finally got together to jointly brew at beer at the Stone Brewery. Saison du BUFF will first be brewed at Stone and then replicated at each of the other two breweries - same recipe, same ingredients, three different breweries throughout 2010.
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. The expected release dates for each brew are as follows:

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (522) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Pours hazy deep gold with a thin white head, moderate retention, very fine cling lacing. Amazingly deep herbal aromas: rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley, with a gentle funky note as well as pine resin, and biscuit. Light body, velvety smooth. Mildly sweet with a mild bitter finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (193) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Great herbals that come through in this lovely, pleasant brew. Brilliant herbals on the nose after an opaque straw pour. This is an incredibly drinkable brew and a winning combo from the folks at Dogfish Head, Victory, and Stone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobaidan (516) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Pours yellow with a medium head. Aroma is mostly rosemary with a hint of spice. Flavor is herby and interesting. Finish is clean. Iím not sure I love this, but itís definitely different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1941) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
355 mL bottle. Hazy gold with a nice white head. Lots of herbs in the nose, with rosemary being the most dominant. A little malt sweetness underneath. The flavour is milder than I expected; the herbs are actually not too bold. In the flavour they blend together in a fairly balanced way. Need a little something here to balance the herbs though; some funk or something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajtrupp (279) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bright, earthy, highly carbonated beer that makes great use of herbs. One of the best of the style I've had. I'm having a beer tasting night in Destin after a build-your-own 6-pack night. So this is a great palate cleanser in between Double IPAs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (753) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Wonderful complex aroma of hops, citrus, spice and Belgian yeast. Pours an orange color with a lasting short white well laced head. Taste of spice, sage, thyme and Belgian yeast. Dry light bodied feel with a spice finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"i thought this would be a cool beer given these are three of the top american brewers by most rational standards, but i did not expect this. huge aroma of spices and grassy hops. sage and rosemary dominate with the others playing a minor role. more a spiced ale than a saison, really, but damn if it ainít awesome. this will be the summer staple if i can find some more. Wow! DFH version high on carbonation, otherwise quite similar to the Stone version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1265) - Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Sampled from a bottle, this ale had a yellow gold pour with orange at the sides of the glass and gave a one finger white head that receded to a sticky ring with a thin cover with a few open areas and many little mounds from the streaming bubbles in the glass, there was some nice lacing on the glass, the nose had aromas of light pilsner malt and cracker, herb notes, faint grass in the background, some hints of earth, and citrus and lemon with a light powdered sugar sweetness, it had flavors of light pilsner malt, grass and citrus hops, light herbs in the flavor, a little sweetness, the finish had a lemon citrus with a faint bitterness and light malt and citrus following, the mouth feel was light and creamy, it had average carbonation, I thought the herbs were light in this drink, not over bearing at all, it was a nice mix of light beer and herbs with grass and citrus hops, the parsley and rosemary were more discernable than the other two herbs, and the herbs were pretty light in flavor, I thought this was a good mix of herbs and beer, this was a nice drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (854) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours golden with a white head. Yeast, spice, fruit and malt aroma. Yeast, parsley, sage and thyme are very predominant with fruit and malt flavors as well. Light body and average carbonation. Fruit and spice finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (1700) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle shared by Cuso, thanks. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is sourish, bayleaf, dill, pepper. Taste is medium sour, medium sweet, dill, bayleaf.

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