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RATINGS: 492   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 didn’t 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
Foamy head, pale yellow color. Spicy nose, perfumy with clear rosemary aroma. Light refreshing taste with tons of peppery spices. This is a well crafty beer and balanced but not really the type of beer I gravitate to.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (119) - - JUL 23, 2014
Pours a hazy light golden color minimal head and a little bit of lacing. Aroma is spices, maybe some coriander, those spices they tout on the bottle come through nicely (Rosemary, and thyme especially). Flavor is nice hop bitterness up front and an awesome finish with a lot of the rosemary finishing. Great collaboration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (951) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent golden with a thin ring of cream colored head. Aroma of pepper, funk, and spices. Taste of thyme, some bitterness, lemon, and spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2014
I almost wanted to copy after4ever’s words on this as I basically feel the same way after reading his review. Halfway through the bottle at the moment and have this spice fueled sensation lingering on my tongue. The perfume basking while sniffing jolted some sensors in my brain to wake me up a bit...quite enjoyable...perhaps one of my favs so far out of this collab series!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Matt_Foran (28) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Pours a nice foamy smoke, perfect straw color. To smell you can pick up the herbs, such as tyme and parsley. To taste you can pick up the herbs even more with a nice mild finish on your palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jasond612 (275) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
7/12/14. $3.79 bottle from CBO. 2nd beer drank at streets (shan grad) BBQ. Average Saison definitely with a bit of herbs and spices. Could I pick out what I was tasting? No. But something going on ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (722) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 11, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, yellow, big white head, lots of lacing on the glass; good looking beer. Aroma of spices, herbs, lemon and other citrus fruits on the nose too. Taste has some bitterness, spices are predominant, some hops, some yeast. Nice refreshing beer, not bad at all...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (305) - - JUL 11, 2014
Gold, clear color, very lacy. Full body, intense flavor, low alcohol heat and carbonation, silky texture, long palate. Bitersweet, refreshing acidity. Very but not excessively herby, malty. Delicious, surprizingly rich for a session. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1027) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
~strong sage aroma with lemon, and rosemary. Very floral and aromatic, spicy, a bit much. ~Pours a pale golden color with small white head. ~Sage is pretty evident in flavor as well but not as pronounced as it is in the aroma, spiciness and some lemony zest. Interesting flavors and they come out in different times during the tasting process. ~Medium light bodied with medium CO2, spicy finish. ~A very interesting brew. I like it, but probabaly wouldnt buy again unless I wanted a friend to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhp40219 (305) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 9, 2014
12oz bottle. 2014 version. Pours a hazy orange color with a creamy white head that disappates within a few minutes but leaves lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, parsley, sage, and cloves. Taste is citrus and tropical fruits (grapefruit, mango, pineapple, pear), clove, parsley, sage, and backed by caramel and bready malts. A lot of interesting spices here. Very full and complex flavor. Long, pronounced citrus, tropical fruit, and caramel malt finish. Light-medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation. Crisp! Definitely an original and different tasting beer. Very nice!

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