RATINGS: 584   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
saisons are not my favorite style but how could I pass up any Dogfish Head brew? Id be interested in trying all three of the du buff series side by side. This beer was good but nothing really jumped out and made my take notice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chicowv (478) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2011
12 oz bottle: Pours a light hazy yellow wiht a thick white head. Aroma is spicy with herbal tones. Taste is light, yellow, grassy. Herbs are a great aftertaste. Heavily carbonated and herbs leave a great refreshing feel. Would be good paired with seafood or white sauce pastas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nimrod979 (212) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Pours a hazy yellow with a pillowy white head. Huge aroma here. Grassy hops and the mix of spices particularly the sage. Even some medicinal/cough drop aromas and a hint of lemony citrus floating around. Flavor is a little more complex with all the spices and herbs weaving throughout one another and nice hoppy spicy finish. Lighter than medium body with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2010
I poured this bottle into a tulip glass and was greeted with a short lived white fizzy head sitting on top of a extremely orange bodied brew. The aroma was like sweet oranges with a lot of herbs thrown in for luck. I mean some herbs, sage rosemary parsley and pepper. I thought I was a cooking a Thanksgiving turkey. Flavor wise I got pretty much the same thing a big old herbal mess not to much Saison flavoring going on. In other words a little bit of herbs go a long way. It had a medium feel in my mouth and good carbonation. I think drinking the 12 oz bottle was enough for me there was just to much going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2010
This is yet another great golden brew by the Dogfish Head crowd, and its golden hue, spicey aroma, high white head of bubbley goodness enticed me. This is a VERY good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jsmerig (1555) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Pours a cloudy yellow with a white creamy head and active carbonation. Scent reveals floral hop aroma with a mix is spices that comes across as almost oregano. Starts with a pleasant tartness and quickly finishes clean with a balanced amount of hops leaving a peppery aftertaste. An interesting collaboration.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coolfunnj (369) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2010
aroma..almost like a lemon cough drop,minty or menthol and of course the spices i like it..cloudy pale golden colored liquid foamy white head..the spicy taste very apparent in the flavor and a tingly yeasty quality and that hint of "mintiness" as well. lemon citrus,.almost peppery but more likely the sage and rosemary coming thru,i like this a lot better than victorys version..palate light and bitter at the end with lingering peppery notes light-medium bodied would be terrific on a hot summer day

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (6067) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2010
New Beer Distributors DFH sampling: Pours a light golden colour with a white head. Aroma is very intense and spicy (getting all the sage up in there)... definitely more spicy than the Victory version of this beer. Again, the taste really presses forth with the spiciness, but lets loose a pleasant yeast and some nice malts. Overall pretty good, I suppose although adding parsley to anything is a great way to never taste it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2010
bottle. rosemary, herbal, lavender, mentolyptic, vapor rub aroma, light golden pour, very herbal flavor & aroma. Pretty good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (6104) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2010
12oz bottle split with Ann. Foggy, practically opaque yellow-tan. Big, fluffy head laces the glass. Lemony herbal aroma. Quite odd and tangy. Great mouthfeel, doughy and effervescent. Similar in some ways to Sahtea, in the way the herbs are well integrated. One of the better US Saisons Ive had.

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