Dixonian (1657) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2011
12oz bottle - thanks to Fratto.
Glad to get the chance to taste this unique brew. A bit darker than the Victory version with lots more head retention. Aroma is much more herb forward, slight hoppiness. Slightly bitter and very spicy. I liked this only slightly less than Victory’s-not as clean in my opinion. Quite delicious and one of a kind. jeff789 (1423) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Pale golden yellow, small to medium sized white head, less than average retention, ok lacing.. Lemon, basil, thyme, sage, very very herbal, light rosemary... A little boozy up front for some reason, muddled herbal flavor, not as soupy as the victory version, some hops cut through.... Finishes very herbal, a light bit creamy, drinks almost medium full bodied... MaBeer1972 (2205) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 14, 2011
A clear light yellow brew with a big fluffy merangue white head. Cirtus-herbal-balm aromas. Yankee Candle in there? The flavor is wonderfully complex layered lemon-herbal with light sweet pepper notes. Light lemony citrus too. Clean, ligh hoppy finish. Very intersting all around and enjoyable. Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2011
12oz bottle: Pours a slight hazy straw yellow/light orange color with a thick, long lasting white head. Tons of herbs in the nose with a bit of spice/dirt dryness, smells like a fresh herb garden! Medium, crisp body with balanced but apparent carbonation. Notes of citrus, herb, spice mid palate with a slightly dry dirty, spicy typical Saison bite on the finish. Overall, if you enjoy Saison’s and like something a bit different, spicy and may like herbal notes over hoppy floral ones, then try this beer! (A-) osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with a large fluffy white head. Aroma is spicy herbs with some grassy hints as well. Flavor is huge spices with the rosemary particularly strong with some hops at the finish. Seems to be numbing my tongue a bit, hopefully I’m not allergic to one of the ingredients haha.
williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2012 Very cloudy yellow, with excellent head and big lace. The nose is woody and herbal (is that the thyme?), and it dominates all other aromas, including the slightly smoky one. The taste is very woody and smoky as well, along with a touch of roasted malt. It’s very intense and tastes very creamy and fizzy.
***OF THE THREE SAISON DU BUFFs: this is the creamiest, the harshest and with the most intense flavors. bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
saisons are not my favorite style but how could I pass up any Dogfish Head brew? I’d 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. chicowv (477) - 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. 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. 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.