RATINGS: 578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 didnt 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:

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (4186) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden beer with a big white head on top. Aroma is very herbal, rosemary, bay leaf, coriander and sweet lemongrass. Some light peppery notes in there as well. Flavor is moderately sweet, well drinkable and again herbal. Loads of green herbs in the flavor, not overpowering but just suiting the beer quite nice. Well, quite heavily carbonated, very sparkling and very crisp. Aftertaste is sweet and medium short. Nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (1022) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2015
A grass floral herb aroma. Has a fresh herbal garden sensation. Hazy yellow amber body. Silky white head is bountiful and thick. The suds cling to glass. Has a tart lemon garden taste. Like drinking an herbal garden. I do like but not crazy about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alassio (92) - USA - NOV 11, 2015
Had this on tap at a casual bar in Madison after getting a Rogue Dead Man that was flat and off. Asked for the Victory Saison as an alternate, and what a brillant storming success this beer is. Subtle hops layers but all this fruit and spice just delighting, up and down. A fresh, vibrant, taste bomb - - a full pint, and from beginning to end a joybunny. Really well conceived - - saisons can be lawnmower beers when done half-a@@ed, but this one hits top notes up and down. A really inspired, zoomy, fruity, hop-tinged, spicy pretty thing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skatanarchy (212) - - NOV 10, 2015
도그피쉬헤드-& - 세종 뒤 버프 6.8% ABV 세개 브루어리의 합작 겨울 시즈널 맥주. 이것이 맥주의 미래일까. 세이지의 강한 향과 맛, 파슬리의 씁쓸하고 비릿한 풀내가 가실무렵 로즈마리, 타임의 향이 비강을 세차게 돌며 잔을 기울이고 기울이는 사이 콧속 비강, 목구멍 깊은 곳 까지 숨쉴 때 마다 화한기운이 돌며 입안가득 민트, 허브계열의 아로마로 가득하다. 이 맥주는 거의 미각보다는 후각에 치우친 맥주라고 해도 될텐데, 언뜻봐서 미스매치일듯&# 과감히 사용하여 양조했다. 버프 얼라이언스는 Brewers United for Freedom of Flavor 의 약자로, 세 브루어리 오너들이 새로운 영역에 맥주를 개척하고자 하는 콜라보레이션 프로젝트이다.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16711) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle, 12oz. A hazy, orange-colored beer topped by a dense, two-finger off-white colored head that lasts and leaves lacings. The aroma has a quite nice herbal spicyness, with resins, grass and a touch of pale malts. Some peppery, yeasty hints too. Its quite effervescent, dry and full-bodied. Herbal, lightly yeasty flavor with oranges, some pepper and grass and a pleasant bitterness. Lasting finish. Well balanced herbs in this one, an easy drinkable and tasteful beer I could easily down a few of. 150619

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (11108) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel room, Comfort Inn Downtown, Washington, DC
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, herbs and hint of citrus. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long herbal, yeasty and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (2178) - Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle - huge pillowy head, pale straw color, definite floral and herbal aroma and flavor, don't think I would be able to pick out the individual herbs, but almost tastes like some mint in there too, good yeasty spicy finish, different and interesting, ok overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2873) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 23, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, thanks to my sister. Pours a beautiful gold with bright white head. The aroma is herbal, minty, slightly phenolic, and estery. The flavor is very pleasant. Strong herbal qualities, mint, sage, the spices are very prominent, but I still find this to be a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptMatey (211) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2015
Poured a pale gold colour with a fluffy white head. Aroma of lemon, yeast rosemary, and sage. Flavor is quite herbal and bitter with light citrus undertones. Medium-light bodied with moderate bitterness and a dry bitter herbal finish. Mix of titular herbs and citrus is quite refreshing at first, but bitterness slowly overwhelms the senses with a grassy element. Enjoyable when paired with Indian food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gpekar (496) - Florida, USA - APR 6, 2015
Poured a hazy light yellow. There was a tall foamy white head initially, but dropped to half a finger quickly. The aroma was predominately bready yeast with some lemony tartness. The beer was light and slightly tart. The beer had a fresh taste to it. There was a good bite from the rosemary in the beer. A hint of thyme was detected later in the drinking of the glass. The flavor of this beer was unique.

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