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RATINGS: 654   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Its a saison of sorts; hellaciously herbaceous and hopefully contagious. This was not a ready made ale. But it is a ready made collaboration. Meaning Stone and Victory are 2 breweries that are exactly like Dogfish in that they do/brew exactly what they love and they do/brew it exactly like no other brewery out there. (Love - lots of it in this bottle)

-Samuel A Calagione

Ale brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Saison du BUFF
Date: October 06, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Duckworths 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
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10707) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Bottle... Lightly hazy golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head that never fully dissipates. The nose is big-time herbal rosemary, sage, fresh basil and white pepper smells like my wifes herb garden. Medium-bodied with a mildly oily mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. The flavor offers sweet pale malts, freshly boiled herbs and ballsy hop bitterness. Herbal, bitter, drying finish. Refreshing and unique. Kick ass saison. Bottle courtesy of giarcsr!

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
adnielsen (10537) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2011 Bottle @ home. Light yellow-orange body with a medium off-white head. Huge floral, lightly piney, slightly soapy hoppy, light belgian yeasty, lemon aroma. Floral, lemon, belgian yeasty flavor with a tangy, soapy finish. The first time I had this series, I really didnt like the idea of over hopping a saison but its truly not as bad as I rated it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10433) - Frederiksberg C, Dnemark, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2010
Clear golden with a medium off white head. Fruity nose with malt, yeast and hoppy notes. Flavour had malt, lemons, ginger, yeast and spicy notes. Finished dry and slightly bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (10413) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2016 i thought this would be a cool beer given these are three of the top american brewers by most rational standards, but i did not expect this. huge aroma of spices and grassy hops. sage and rosemary dominate with the others playing a minor role. more a spiced ale than a saison, really, but damn if it aint awesome. this will be the summer staple if i can find some more. Wow!"

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10360) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle thanks to Ben! Poured a hazy gold with a white head that lasted. Aroma had notes of pine and citrus with plenty of underlying spice, particularly sage. Flavor was sweet with grain and citrus with a bit of underlying pine and a good amount of rosemary with other spices underlying.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (10075) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle from Capones. Pours clear gold w 2f white head. Nose is huge black pepper, hopcit, spicy floral. I question the olfactory prowess of anyone giving this nose less than a 9. This nose kicks your nose up the ass with tons of spice, orange zesty spice, hops, and florals. Tastes pale malty, spicy, floral, on the dry side, extremely complex. No funk here, but tons of spice, hops, citrus, and florals. A very good and one of the most extreme examples of this style I have yet quaffed, although purists are going to bitch that this isnt a saison at all, and they may be right, but I cant say I give a shit either way. All I know is that Id drink this any day of the week.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (10000) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
2012-12-08. Crisp dark yellow, small beige head that fades. Flavour is oddly tangy/spicey, lots of coriander or similar. Hints at lemon and minerality, mild malt and fruit character. Aroma has a lot of the same thing that registers as coriander for me but I am not entirely sure that that is what it is. Lightly floral, muted malt. Fairly bitter, grassy hops come out as it warms up. Average plus bodied palate is under carbonated. Okay. [Edit: I completely misidentified the herbs and spices which is interesting.] On tap at Coles, Buffalo

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 23, 2010
355mL courtesy of PeteinSD. Pours a clear yellow with a very rocky, lively, off-white head with excellent sheety lace. Aroma is outstanding: fresh citrus hops, potpourri, orange juice, lively summer herbs, the sage really dominates. Taste is very herbal, some medicinal qualities, almost like mint toothpaste (no- I did not brush my teeth before trying this). Dry on the palate. Pretty good. The nose is really the best part and everything else is a little disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9775) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle at Craigs, Edinburgh tasting, big thanks to Craig for this beer I think he got this one. Shared in company of Craig, Stella, Jan, Charlotte, Fritz and Loz 30.10.10 This was a bit perfumey on the nose, some lavender, its says parsley, sage rosemary and thyme and I think I do get this a little. Bit like drinking a bottle of perfume but there is a nice dryness. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4


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