Deliciously different
A Review of Saison du BUFF by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Posted on 8/11/2012 by Brew's Your Daddy
If I were to sit down next to you at a bar and place of beer in front of you, and then say ''Here, drink this. It's a beer made with rosemary, sage, parsley, and thyme'', I would probably be greeted with a look of disgust as you waved both of your hands wildly in refusal. In all honesty, who can blame you? A glass full of spice rack brew juice is probably one of the strangest sounding offerings that you will ever come across in the craft brew world. But what if I told you that it is a collaboration brew between Dogfish Head, Stone, and Victory Brewing companies that goes by the name Saison du BUFF and it is delicious? Would you at least be willing to give it a try then? If so, read on my risk taking friend. If not, admit to being a pansy, slap yourself three times for each of the breweries you have just openly insulted, set your craft beer lover membership card on fire, and then remove yourself from my presence.

So you decided to continue reading? I offer my highest congratulations to you. As a reward for your dedication to the ever present boundary pushing efforts of our creative craft brewing friends, take my word for it when I say that the Saison du BUFF is indeed a treat for your taste buds. In fact, a lengthy description isn't even needed here. Simply think of the lightest, most refreshing summer session brew you've ever had, and then imagine it being aged for a couple of months on two big handfuls of herbs plucked fresh from the garden. As far as specifics go, I personally think that the thyme and rosemary have a little more strength to them than the parsley and sage in both the flavor and aroma department, but that still doesn't mean that they aren't all easily distinguishable, nor does it mean they don't all dance together perfectly in the glass from start to finish. And when you combine all those wonderful flavors with a light, crisp, and refreshing mouthfeel and finish, you end up with a fantastic brew for these warm summer months.

When it comes to no-brainer brews, the Saison du BUFF comes in pretty high on the list, especially for summertime brew. Granted, the concept does sound a little weird, but it absolutely works in the bottle. Dogfish Head has never let me down in the past, and I'm happy to add this one to its list of smashing successes. Every level of drinker can easily enjoy this one, and I highly recommend you all do so. Just try to think of it like this: Just because something is different doesn't mean it can't be delicious at the same time.

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