Friday, June 1, 2012
Game Day Beer Review: Dogfish Head Saison Du BUFF
Poured from the bottle into a cheap wine glass, while preparing to watch the US Mens' National Soccer Team from my hotel room. Dogfish Head's version of Saison Du BUFF is a cloudy, pale yellow color, with almost no head to speak of.
Saison Du BUFF is citrusy on the nose, with a bevy of spices also apparent -- it smells like my spice cabinet! There's also the scent of a yeasty lemonade on the nose, with a hint of pepper, rosemary and basil.
I like the flavor; it's not nearly as sweet as the nose would imply. Although Saison Du BUFF begins with lemon, you can definitely taste the rosemary and other spices somewhere in the middle, before the beer finishes on a peppery note. I'm also tasting a bit of salt.
This is a savory beer, although fairly light bodied. My guess is that it would go fairly well with food.
An interesting take on a classic Summer style from our friends at Dogfish Head. B+
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