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RATINGS: 491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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:


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, - NOV 12, 2012
Light coloured with some retained head, and leaving a lace trail. Aroma is very good, the sage leads the nose, and there is White pepper and a blend of other spices and nices. Medium mouthfeel, its a palate tingler, but it goes down well, leading to...good drinkability. A new age saison, I may have liked this version the best.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (4595) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle fromj tclockwork, many thanks. Golden color with medium white head. Dill, coriander, malt, spices in taste. Taste, malt, dill, caraway seeds, gerkins. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (1761)
- Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Aroma perfumey, flowery, strong rasca. Clear golden colour. Taste is flowery with rasca and light peppery hotness. Interesting, drinkable, tasty. Nice experience.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fattybladdy (557) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2014
12oz bottle, cloudy golden orange pour. Really nice herbal aroma with sour fruit. Taste is big on herbs and grassiness, light fruit and spicy yeast. Nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koskela (289) - Marysville, California, USA - SEP 4, 2014
I get the spice from the parsley and sage and a grapefruity aroma from this pale hazy brew with a hint of orang and a white head. The 3 spices come out greatly in this medium bodied brew with a good carb. There is a hint of bitterness weaving in and out through out the taste. There is a base line sweetness that runs all the way through as well.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chacobella (48) - Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Should be called "Simon & Garfunkil" with these ingredients...but combined comes across as a peppery finish. Nice beer from a worthy collaboration.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (745) - Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is sage, lemon, very herbal. Taste is very sage, herbal, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2287) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a yellow color with a bubbly white head. Heavy herbal notes with catty hops, ammonia, and sage. Nice supple mouthfeel. I dont know why but this beer will always remind me of tidy cat cat litter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pailhead (4814) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of spicy Belgian yeast, light-moderate citrus, lemon peel, and light pepper. It pours a transparent dull gold/yellow with a small soapy head that eventually fades to a thin film. There is a lot of soapy lacing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with citrus, Belgian yeast, and some light apple. The finish has light lemon peel and a touch of spice. Itís medium bodied with mild and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, this is too sweet for a Saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (449) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Crisp with nice citrus and spice. Flavors of pepper, herbs, and honey. Very unique.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndrewMichaelZ (61) - - AUG 17, 2014
Poured from a 45d bottle into a Victory Golden Monkey Tulip. Pours translucent golden yellow with a fast fading foamy head. Herby malty notes abound with mild citrus (lemon). Light, effervescent mouthfeel makes for easy drinking. The herbs boasted on the label are subtle but make for a unique drinkable ale. A good beer but nothing extraordinary to write home about. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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