TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. A golden beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of spices, yeast, straw, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, spices, yeast, straw, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.
Borup (11709) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Taphouse. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeats, spice, fruit, hops and a mild tartness.
Dervock (973) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours pale gold with a small white head. Aroma is full of spice, pepper, clove, although not listed there is a fresh basil hint. Taste is cirtus , herbs and spice. Finish is citrus and lingering.
mkel07 (5162) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel 070916. This is a Saison with a bite to it and I would expect nothing less given the 3 breweries that collaborated on this beer. Tidy even white head that sits nicely above a light apricot skinned coloured beer. Full in the mouth with fresh tropical fruit flavours.
BillWyce (1003) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2016 bottling. Pours hazy straw-gold with a tight, 1-finger white head. Herbal aroma, mostly the sage, mixed with a lemon note from the thyme. Medium body with a light oily feel to it. Dry finish with a mild astringency. Lemon flavor up front, giving way to herbal and earthy notes that linger at the back. The sage becomes more prominent as it warms.
hershiser2 (2066) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating #1899. $2.40 bottle from Wine Warehouse. Iíve rated the Dogfish Head version, which got a 2.9 from me overall - letís see how this does. Pours slightly hazy golden with a small white head.Aroma of lemon, orange, heavy rosemary. Tasty slightly sweet lemongrass, rosemary, pepper. Fishes bitter. Looks like this one is slightly better than the Dogfish head version, at least according to my rating. Would have liked to sample these at the same time to truly compare.
Gluepot (428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fluffy white head with persistent lacing over a straw coloured body. A rich nose features spices, saison yeast, lemon and malt. This is a hybrid that works! Eucalyptus, nutmeg, cloves, lemon, pepper and orange rind hops come at you from all directions. Some sweet malt and saison yeast work with significant effervescence and a rich smooth body to add to the taste experience. A work of art.
bubblehouse (1343) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really good beer. Keeps the best parts of a saison and a hoppy beer and mixes them perfectly.
Alpha10 (618) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2016/07/02 - Pours a hazy deep gold colour with a thick, foamy white head that slowly reduces and leaves moderate lace. Aroma is citrus (orange and lemon), hay, spices (sage, rosemary, clove) spicy/herbal hops and doughy yeast. Taste is lightly tart lemon/orange citrus, spices (sage, clove), dough, hay, herbal/mildly spicy hops and light caramel. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with lightly biting carbonation and a drying, mildly medical finish. Ok. Nothing exceptional.
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unclemike (2898) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
3 of the great breweries in america get together to offer this diamond Clear golden with a fluffy white head. An amazing aroma of sage and oddly eucalyptus and sweet malt. Good creamy palate. Tastes of sage, thyme, and rosemary with a good caramel back bone. Delicious and outstanding