brokensail (12911) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The beer pours a clear golden orange color with two fingers of fluffy white head.
S: Smells quite herbaceous. A lot of sage and quite a bit of pepper as well. A bit of lemon and rosemary is present as well. The malts are really overwhelmed and there’s a touch of dryness to the nose.
T: Pepper, sage, and rosemary are strong up front. The peppery quality continues all the way to the finish. A touch lemony with a very herbal tea quality to the beer. Slightly warm toward the back end with a dry finish.
M: The body is medium with a high carbonation.
D: I would like to taste the actual beer instead of an herb garden. I’m curious if the other versions are at all different, but not terribly so.
bhensonb (12320) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beverages4Less. Pours slightly hazy orange gold with a 4 fingers foamy whitge head. Has a rather spicey/gingery aroma. Medium body with mild carbonation. Very mild funk with a good dose that suggests ginger to me. Quite a flavor range. Maybe it just averages to gingerlikeness. Nah. I’m beginning to believe there’s rosemary in here. It’s pretty tasty stuff.
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of sage, pepper, grass, rosemary, florals, and parsley. Flavor of citrus, pepper, rosemary, parsley, and grass. Nicely balanced and spicy. Excellent use of herbs.
argo0 (12039) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, thanks eyedrinkale. Lightly hazed apple juice body with medium white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, roasemary, sage, some straw, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some straw, bread, funk. Light-medium body.
Tmoney99 (11825) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. poured clear yellow color with an average to large frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate herbs, citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium to heavy spice sweet flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a friend to drink one.
jcwattsrugger (11454) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle–trade with jtclockwork-pours a retaining white head that laces with slightly hazy yellow color. Aroma is lemon zest/grapefruit/floral, some light malt. Taste is sweet lemon zest/marigold hops with some bite, 2nd light malt, yeast. West coast Saison.
Ratman197 (11106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear golden yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of sage, rosemary, thyme and light straw. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, rosemary, sage and thyme with as crisp dry lingering spiced finish. Would be much better with a little restraint on the herbs. Can you say "test batchs"?
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Saison du BUFF
Date: October 06, 2010
Source: Duckworth’s Stone Tour
Appearance: hazy dark yellow, fine off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, peppery spicyness, lots of herbal, big floral
Flavor: dry spicy flavor, lots of phenolic spices along with herbs
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
BeerandBlues2 (10713) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a large, white, frothy head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw, meal), light hops (flowers, perfume), heavy yeast (barnyard, earth) with notes of sage and rosemary. Light bodied, sticky texture, and lively carbonation. Long duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, candi sugar, pineapple, peach and lots of other fruit notes, and lots of spiciness including primarily sage and rosemary. The taste is bitter spicy notes, primarily thyme, caramel, pineapple and peach. Medium bodied. Interesting beer.