Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dogfish / Victory / Stone Saison du Buff ....

Tonight's beer is a Saison du Buff.  It is a collaboration between Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Victory Brewing Company and Stone Brewing Company.  All three breweries took a turn brewing the collaboration and the one I am drinking is from Stone.  7.7% ABV is listed on the 12 ounce bottle.  It is brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.

This beer poured with a small to medium, off white head.  Beer color is a medium to darker, bright yellow.  It is somewhat cloudy with a very small amount of sediment.  The aroma has some lemon/orange sweet citrus, spice and a herbal quality (although I am not getting the individual herbs).  The taste - wow!  You get a real herb hit, particularly the sage and rosemary, then some parsley and thyme on the back as it fades into some citrus.  Also some pine, spice and yeast.  A fair amount of carbonation.  Leaves your mouth a little dry and with some of the herbal notes.  I wasn't too sure about this one, what with the unusual herbs, but it really works for me - goes nicely with the citrus and pine.  Thumbs up!  

Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales
Milton, Delaware

Victory Brewing Company
Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Stone Brewing Company
Escondido, California

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