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RATINGS: 613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Itís a saison of sorts; hellaciously herbaceous and hopefully contagious. This was not a ready made ale. But it is a ready made collaboration. Meaning Stone and Victory are 2 breweries that are exactly like Dogfish in that they do/brew exactly what they love and they do/brew it exactly like no other brewery out there. (Love - lots of it in this bottle)

-Samuel A Calagione

Ale brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.

TheCorkStops' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Just released, Iíve been super anxious to crack a bottle of this Victory Brewing Company Saison du Buff. This beer was first released two years ago as a collaboration brew between Dogfish Head, Stone, and Victory Brewing. At the time, the beer was never released in Connecticut because of some awful hiccups in the distribution network. This year Victory Brewing did a batch of itís own, for release during itís normal distribution network. Just arrived this morning, I immediately set a bottle aside so that I could try one tonight. The Saison du Buff pours a bright golden yellow color with an egg-shell white foam. Thereís plenty of carbonation, but the foam never gets more than one finger thick. While the initial carbonation fades back, thereís a persistent thin film of foam throughout the entire glass of beer. There is also a ton of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass for the duration of my beer. On the nose, thereís very little hops, an unexpected surprise considering the three breweries involved in this collaboration. Thereís a very nice complex variety of spice on the nose, with just a touch of malts. On the palate, the Saison du Buff is relatively light-bodied, with plenty of spice, and a clean dry finish. Despite the name, I really didnít expect a very saison-esque brew. There have been dozens of American saisons that Iíve tried, always falling a bit short of the Belgian versions. By definition, a Saison should be relatively light and easy to drink. This Saison du Buff has been one of the two best American Saisons Iíve had to date, only competing with the Goose Island "Sofie". I like the Saison du Buff so much, that Iíve already emailed my salesman asking for another couple cases. At the very least, Iíll buy a whole case for myself! Victory Brewing Company/Dogfish/Stone Saison du Buff TCSH - 9.5/10 Aka - Absolutely delicious!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3352) - Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2015
The herbs come through in the aroma nicely without any astringency or unpleasant bitterness. Almost pepper spicy heat in the finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
falco242 (356) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2015
On tap at Butcher and the Boar in Mpls. Amazing spicy herb aroma. Some good barnyard funk but a lot of spice in this (not hot, just herbs). A bit sweet on the finish - overall really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2702) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle from SJ. First thing I noticed was the blast of lemon, followed by Straw, flowers and grapes. Not a bad representation of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (475) - - JAN 14, 2015
Pours a hazy golden body with a thick head. Nice and yeasty aroma. Soft and flowery taste with lots of details. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (1088) - - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle. Herbaceous aroma with notes of citrus and some hoppiness. Pours straw colored with a thin off white head and good lacing. Highly carbonated mouthfeel with light citrus as well as big herbal flavors which include rosemary and sage most notably. Finishes smooth with the acidic citrus lingering on the palate with the herbs. Good, but it has a lot going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rperez (206) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Wow talk about a unique taste! Nothing quite like it outhere!! I wouldn't drink one everyday but its very good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Tap, gold pour with white head, nose is lemon, taste is pepper, nice spice, sweet, lovely

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gschrade (922) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 16, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste sweet, spice. I thought this was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2014
12 oz bottle, 2012 vintage from the Pour House in Montrose, CO. Appearance: finger white head, golden clear, head is gone to slight film almost instantly. Aroma: spicy hops, sage, thyme, rosemary, sweet fruit, light floral hops. Palate: light body, average carbonation, oily texture, light spicy, light bitter spice finish. Taste: light sweet fruit, into a sage and thyme herb and spice taste, on into a light rosemary spice and a bit of spicey hops bitter finish. Overall, very complex, love the way the spices are balanced in this beer, very enjoyable and refreshing.

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