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RATINGS: 546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjaxson (393) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Saison du BUFF doesnít compare to anything Iíve had before. The nose is unique even if I canít isolate any of the ingredients enough to go "fine use of parsley." That said, this is well worth trying because of the aroma, taste and finish--all very different. Glad I found a single of this on MKE Discount Liquorís rare beer day in December 2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackflag321 (577) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Shared a bottle, pint glass. Cloudy pale straw-yellow. The spices are not what I would expect in a great beer . . . and this isnít great. But the beer is good: an interesting experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (1057) - CROATIA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle (trade with non Rate Beer member); pours a cloudy yellow with a big white head; aroma is citrus and herbs; taste is very herbal and grassy with some hops and spice; finishes dry; interesting beer and this one grew on me more as I drank it but I donít think I will have it again

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Funknmilla (730) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Rating from October 2010....Smells like a stank ass barnyard upon opening...pale golden color (piss??)....off white head...oh my.....yeah so it sat for a minute with the same pungent stank....way to stay true to the style DFH...bitter stinky flavor sharp and foul just not the brew for me...sadly I just donít like this style very much

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5510) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold body under a one inch frothy white head. The nose is very herbal and spicy with mostly sage and rosemary over a light pale malt base. Just a light hint of yeastiness. The flavor is an interesting mixture of kitchen spices, I get a fair amount of sage, thyme, and parsley. The dominant spice seems to change with each sip. Not sure Iím really 100% into this one, but it sure is interesting. Light malt and yeastiness later on towards the finish. Light bodied and soft with gentle carbonation. Interesting beer, I think Iíd give the other two versions a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1824) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Unique taste, and I canít separate the four spices...but the combination is tasty! Cloudy with solid body. Should be available again!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Pours a hazy yellow orange gold with almost no head. The no head is literally the only weak trait of this beer. It is well balanced and compkexed. Earthy and herby but yet light. Would suggest to anyone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtaster (847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Very cloudy yellow orange color,white frothy head. Sweet oranges, tangerine, lemon, wheat. Soft carbonation, sweet off the start with peach, banana, sage rally comes through, rosemary there also, little to no bitterness. This is very smooth, slightly sweet and easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lemke10 (914) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2014
This pours a light, murky yellow color with a slight off-white head. The aroma is unique with hints of the sage and thyme.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (3135) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle - Pours lightly hazy golden with a filmy white head. Nose is herbal--I donít know if I get parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme--more cardamom. It doesnít get into perfume territory, and the malt is dry and crackery. Taste is roughly the same, though there is a bit more sweetness and a bitter finish. Soft and fluffy in the mouth. Better than I expected.

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