Pours a slightly cloudy golden straw color with a one inch tightly formed white head. Good retention on the head which settles down to a quarter inch resting on top, but has good staying power. Thick heavy lacing sheets down the sides of the glass.
The aroma has the Saison Belgium yeast aromas that you would expect, but also has a strong rosemary aroma along side a clove with some bold wheat or grain type scents as well as some sweet floral.
The taste is similar to the aroma. Belgium yeast and spices blend into an array of complex flavors of cloves, rosemary, thyme with a hint of lemon and floral.
Light body with medium carbonation. Oily smooth feeling on the palate.
Overall an interesting beer. Well balanced and enjoyable, but some of the flavors might be a bit unusual for some. The herbal spices are upfront and bold with the Belgium Saison favors coming in to balance things out. Extra points for creative brewing, but not something that I would drink every day. Worth a try for it's uniqueness while still maintaining a very enjoyable complex brew!
Reviewed: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 18:58:43
Tasted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
$2.99 for 12 oz. bottle
One fine body…
This beer is collaboration between Dogfish Head, Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA), and Victory Brewing Company (Downington, PA).
Saison du BUFF is a 6.8% alc/vol Saison brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. The beer is brewed three times, once at each brewery using the same recipe. The expected release dates for each brew are as follows: