ben4321 (3929) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 9/19/10
Aroma: The nose is lemony and herbal, with a few different spice notes, and a light fruitiness
Appearance: The pour is a mostly clear golden-orange color with a frothy, lacy white head
Flavor: The taste is big on spice, with some yeast/malt flavors as well as citrus and floral hops
Palate: The carbonation of this one is rather fizzy, it has a dry feel, and a medium body
This is the first of the Saison Du Buff beers that I’ve gotten a chance to try, and I like it. It is some pretty good stuff. It’s overly fizzy to the point of actually taking away from the beer, but it is still quite nice despite that. I hope to get to try the other two, as I found this one to be pretty enjoyable. A nice combo offering from these 3 quality breweries.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Sample Date: 9/18/2010 Source:Maniac) Floral herbal aroma with a light graininess. Slightly cloudy light straw golden well carbonated. Floral herbal flavor with a hint of grainy caramel behind. Finish is dry with some yeast phenolics coming through.
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
And this thus finishes the cycle. This is my final of the 3 saison du buff. This one pours a hazy golden color with a large foamy white head. I smell pine trees, bit of pepper, bit of mint, and some thyme. Taste is a bit sweet at first with the pine tree taste coming next. I finally taste a little mint and maybe a bit of pepper. This one doesn’t taste as spicy and peppery as the other two. I think i like this one the best due to this fact.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled next to the other 2 BUFFs. pours similar to Stone’s, hazy golden big fluffy head. nose has honey, spices (all are there but rosemary seems the most noticible to me). flavors have sweet honey, spices, peppery yeast finish. this is a little more mellow and drinkable than Stone’s but still way too heavy on the spices.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour is cloudy, dark urine with three fingers of fluffy white head; this brew also left a really nice show of lacing. Nose is hops, grass, lemons, yeast, and cellar; this is probably my favorite part of the beer. Taste is immediately sweet & bitter hops. Lemon, yeast, and grass (almost like a wit) then jump into the palate. This is finished by a very hoppy bitter finish that is infused with coriander. It is also a pretty highly carbonated beer with lots of little bubbles that tingle the tongue while sampling. This is a very strange brew which I am glad I got to try, but I am not crazy about it. I would enjoy this much more, but the finish kind of kills it for me with the bitter coriander/hop punch. All in all, still not a terrible brew.
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
looks like cloudy golden apple juice with a large head fading to some generous lace. flavor is sharp with tropical fruits followed by a shot of alcohol. not very good at all.
Dorwart (2375) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very large bright white head of fluffy bubbles and excellent carbonation. Leaves a thick sticky sheet of lacing and a rocky top. Citrusy aroma with some lemon, spices, fresh cut grass, some pineapple and a hint of cat urine. Color is a slightly hazy gold. Light and rather thin body with more fruit and plenty of zest. Pineapples and pears up front and a little bit of spice late swallow. Light alcohol presence. A pretty good and rather refreshing beer.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful aroma of ginger and the spiciness of the herbs. Cola notes and light lemon. Flavors are wonderfully distinct, each herb leaves its own impression. Light yeast notes shine through as the beer warms. Always nice to experience unique beers that aren’t hop and malt bombs
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2010 Bottle from Once Upon a Vine - North courtesy of MaltDawg at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 09/18/2010. Clear golden body with a large frothy white head. Sweet spice, light rosemary and floral notes. Sweet rosemary and floral flavor with some spicy notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 8/3/8/3/15 - 3.7
Bottle from Wine and Beer Westpark on 08/26/2010. Somewhat hazy golden orange body with a medium fizzy white head. Big fruit and spice aroma, lots of citrus and rosemary. Big rosemary flavor, some citrus and lemon character with lots of fruit and spice. Medium body with high carbonation. 7/3/8/3/15 - 3.6
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice clear light yellow color. Fizzy white foam rings the glass. Copious amounts of sticky lacing left behind. Very nice looking beer.
Aroma is herbs & spices, with just a hint of yeasty funk but nothing overwhelming. Taste is much stronger - sage/thyme/rosemary herb flavors really come through.
Maybe a bit too fizzy and overcarbonated, but still pleasant to drink.
Tasty brew and something i’d most likely drink again.