Beer: Collaboration by Dogfish Head, Victory, & Stone Saison du BUFF
Location: Escondido, San Diego County, CA
Price: $2.79/12 oz bottle
Aroma: Earthy lemon hops
Appearance: Slightly hazy or frosted looking, yellow golden, poured a nice head
Body & Texture: A bit of a bite up front, but mostly from carbonation. Reminds me of a lemon echinacea ricola cough drop, but in a good way.
Aftertaste: Slightly sour, almost dry, a little pepper
I’m VERY very happy with this beer! I’ve been somewhat unimpressed with Dogfish in the past, because of their totally off the wall beers. The ideas are cool, but for me, I tend to not want to actually drink them. Maybe since this is a collaboration beer, I enjoyed it more — who knows! Regardless, I enjoyed this beer very much! The herbs in it are not overwhelming and it’s hard to distinguish one paticular herb which means they did a good job. This is really just a delicious saison. If you’re a saison fan, I don’t see how you couldn’t like this. If you see it around, definitely do yourself a favor and pick it up. If you’re new to saisons, I think you’d probably like it too. It’s not very belgian tasting and the sourness is very slight. Definitely a great beer!