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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Malt beverage with natural flavors


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Upon pouring, the Victory Saison Du Buff looks exactly like the other two versions. Bright clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma is the same, heavily spiced with parsley, rosemary, oregano, and even mint leaves. The taste is also quite spicy, with a complexity of different herbs and things from the spice cabinet. The finish produces a more distinctive pale malt flavor with hoppy bitterness. It’s really quite floral at the end and not as overwhelmingly spicy. High carbonation again adds an extra zest to the mouth feel. I actually liked it best the third time around (after already having Stone and DFH version) I can’t stop thinking about the many possible food pairings. By itself this beer is just ok, but matched with the right food this could be really delectable. I’m thinking any kind of salad, pizza, roasted chicken, pasta, fish tacos, etc…so many choices.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a medium golden color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of spiciness, yeast, herbal and citrus. Tastes of citrus, spices (but not over powering), and herbal.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (1752) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2010 Pours a yellow orange, right in between the two. Aroma is pine, citrus, spices and grass. Taste is doughy sweet with earthy tangy undertones. More complex then I thought. Nice bitter dry finish. Very refreshing and I think underated .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3388) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2010
12oz bottle 9/8/10 (Binny’s Naperville)50° in Tulip-Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of spices and yeast. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2010
From a bottle poured a clear golden color with a fair amount of head. Spicy malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13422) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle at Max’s, side by side with the Stone version. Bright clear yellow, scant tiny bubble head. Aroma of black pepper, malt, coconut. Taste is bitter start to finish, but slightly metallic. Average.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Draft at Victory. Bubbly straw yellow with a light white head. Very herbal and floral aroma with notes of basil and rosemary. Some American hops are noticeable with citrus notes. Mint, basil, and herbs on the tongue. Floral and fruity with a very bitter grassy finish. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holy (834) - GERMANY - SEP 4, 2010
Recommendation of Casey. Shared with Travlr, 12 fl oz in Baltimore. Clear light yellow with no head. Coconut slips in and out of the aroma - strange. Flavor is equally strange, yet unique. A definite coconut flavor dominates the aftertaste. Unique, not amazing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalsk (1086) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2010
The third of the trifecta. Pours a golden color with a soapy white head. Has a heavy aroma of lemon zest, funk, rosemary and sage. Has an added earthiness to it due to the seasoning. This beer has definitely grown on me through the three part tasting. Unique saison, but doubt I will grab one of these brews again. I didn’t drink them up against each other so its difficult to determine the differences.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keepersj12 (2761) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2010
I had this right after the Dogfish Head version and there were some subtle differences between the two. This one had a less impressive aroma but still wonderful. The appearance was a little darker with a smaller head. The flavor was also quite similar but I gave it a slightly higher score due to the presence of a bit of vanilla. Both had very nice after tastes. Can’t wait to get the Stone version.


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