Saison du BUFF (Victory)

The Saison du BUFF (Victory) had a grassy, bitter aftertaste. The smell, like the taste, was also grassy.

The Dogfish Head version had a nicer perfume smell copmared to the Victory version - more cherry-like. 10:42 PM

The Dogfish Head version smelled and tasted nicer. I enjoyed the Dogfish Head version more because it was less grassy. 11:09 PM

If you enjoy really hoppy beers, then I'm guessing you'd really like this one.


Saison du BUFF (Victory version)

Left to right: Saison du BUFF (DFH), cider, Saison du BUFF (Victory)

Relevant Links:
Saison du BUFF (Dogfish Head Website)
Saison du BUFF (blog post at Victory Website)
Saison du BUFF (Stone Website)
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Website Information:
Saison du BUFF

Availability: Limited

This beer is collaboration between Dogfish Head, Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA), and Victory Brewing Company (Downington, PA).

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 didn't 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 was first brewed at Stone and then replicated at each of the other two breweries - same recipe, same ingredients, three different breweries throughout 2010. The brewers have a repeat performance planned for 2012!

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:

Dogfish Head - March 2012 release

Victory Brewing - April 2012 release

Stone Brewing Co.- Late May 2012 release

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