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RATINGS: 508   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:


Bier brauen's rating

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Crisp, Aromas of yeast and light fruit and lime citrus. A tinge of green in the color from the herbs. Sweet with a bitter finish. Tastes of lime, herbs, itís yeasty with light spice.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4220) - Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
12oz bottle. Pale yellow color. Aroma of herbs. Sage, thyme, basil. Huge HERBAL character. Flavor of grains, bread, and herbs. Nothing like it! (4214)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (513) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Pours hazy deep gold with a thin white head, moderate retention, very fine cling lacing. Amazingly deep herbal aromas: rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley, with a gentle funky note as well as pine resin, and biscuit. Light body, velvety smooth. Mildly sweet with a mild bitter finish. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (188) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Great herbals that come through in this lovely, pleasant brew. Brilliant herbals on the nose after an opaque straw pour. This is an incredibly drinkable brew and a winning combo from the folks at Dogfish Head, Victory, and Stone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobaidan (512) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Pours yellow with a medium head. Aroma is mostly rosemary with a hint of spice. Flavor is herby and interesting. Finish is clean. Iím not sure I love this, but itís definitely different.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1915) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
355 mL bottle. Hazy gold with a nice white head. Lots of herbs in the nose, with rosemary being the most dominant. A little malt sweetness underneath. The flavour is milder than I expected; the herbs are actually not too bold. In the flavour they blend together in a fairly balanced way. Need a little something here to balance the herbs though; some funk or something.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoppybeerlover (163) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Draft at Dogfish Alehouse, Falls Church. Still not much of a saison fan, but after having the first version of this, I was stoked to try this. Pour was almost non-existent head with a slightly hazy light-orange/dark-yellow color. Aroma was slightly hoppy, spices. Flavor was outstanding, good hop flavor, good balance of spices, can really taste the rosemary.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajtrupp (273) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bright, earthy, highly carbonated beer that makes great use of herbs. One of the best of the style I've had. I'm having a beer tasting night in Destin after a build-your-own 6-pack night. So this is a great palate cleanser in between Double IPAs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Draft at Dogfish Alehouse, Falls Church. Still not much of a saison fan, but after having the first version of this, I was stoked to try this. Pour was almost non-existent head with a slightly hazy light-orange/dark-yellow color. Aroma was slightly hoppy, spices. Flavor was outstanding, good hop flavor, good balance of spices, can really taste the rosemary.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (702) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Wonderful complex aroma of hops, citrus, spice and Belgian yeast. Pours an orange color with a lasting short white well laced head. Taste of spice, sage, thyme and Belgian yeast. Dry light bodied feel with a spice finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"i thought this would be a cool beer given these are three of the top american brewers by most rational standards, but i did not expect this. huge aroma of spices and grassy hops. sage and rosemary dominate with the others playing a minor role. more a spiced ale than a saison, really, but damn if it ainít awesome. this will be the summer staple if i can find some more. Wow! DFH version high on carbonation, otherwise quite similar to the Stone version.


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