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RATINGS: 572   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 didnt 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (1993) - Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle - huge pillowy head, pale straw color, definite floral and herbal aroma and flavor, don't think I would be able to pick out the individual herbs, but almost tastes like some mint in there too, good yeasty spicy finish, different and interesting, ok overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2791) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 23, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, thanks to my sister. Pours a beautiful gold with bright white head. The aroma is herbal, minty, slightly phenolic, and estery. The flavor is very pleasant. Strong herbal qualities, mint, sage, the spices are very prominent, but I still find this to be a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptMatey (205) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2015
Poured a pale gold colour with a fluffy white head. Aroma of lemon, yeast rosemary, and sage. Flavor is quite herbal and bitter with light citrus undertones. Medium-light bodied with moderate bitterness and a dry bitter herbal finish. Mix of titular herbs and citrus is quite refreshing at first, but bitterness slowly overwhelms the senses with a grassy element. Enjoyable when paired with Indian food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gpekar (486) - Florida, USA - APR 6, 2015
Poured a hazy light yellow. There was a tall foamy white head initially, but dropped to half a finger quickly. The aroma was predominately bready yeast with some lemony tartness. The beer was light and slightly tart. The beer had a fresh taste to it. There was a good bite from the rosemary in the beer. A hint of thyme was detected later in the drinking of the glass. The flavor of this beer was unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1603) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow pour with a thin white head. Light, citrus aroma with lemon zest notes. Smooth taste with some chardonnay notes. Grassy flavor with some citrus in the background. Pretty good Saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2015
bottle - Pours hazy gold with a lingering white head. It smells of herbals, especially sage, yeast, and some fruity notes. The flavor is moderately bitter and herbal with a pleasant fruity character. It has a medium body and a dry finish. Really tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (5100) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus and spice. Taste is lemon, banana, spices, and malt. A bit different, but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (1262) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle. The pour is very light. The aroma certainly is full of spice. The taste is an interesting blend. Better than I was expecting, good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bjorninn (43) - - MAR 24, 2015
Flaska saison smkkun 21. mars. Flur, skjaur. Sterk lykt af kryddjurtum, nnast einsog sjamp. Ekkert endilega frhrindandi samt. braginu er slatti af grasi, g beiskja. Frekar hlutlaus mia vi allt og allt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2284) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle from Sendiks in Brookfield. Super pale yellow/orange with a foamy white head. Lotta lace, but it was foamy. Aroma has many tangy spices, including cardamon. Taste has sweet fruit, spices, some sage, some cardamon. Some biscuity malt, but tanginess from the spices trump all. Light to medium bodied and tangy. Finishes sweetly spicy with some length. 3 Shrug? Nice for a summer day, Id wager. Interesting. 13.1

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