Saison du BUFF Clone

All_BUFFs.previewWhen I first tried Saison du BUFF, I was astonished by the amount of flavor that was packed into this beer. It was a fantastic expression of both a solid saison base and a floral earthy bouquet. It’s what I would consider to be a gruit beer light, combining herbs and hops for a fantastic and unique combination. One of the cool aspects of this beer is that it was brewed at Stone, Dogfish Head, and Victory; with each brewery putting on a unique spin to the base beer.

This is the recipe from stone that I chose to use as a starting point: Recipe Base. I went a bit outside of the recipe for this beer, just to compensate for efficiency and taste preferences. I’m pretty happy with how this beer turned out, it has a nice similarity to the original but with a bit of a twist. It’s most certainly a solid base for a saison and I will definitely be using it again for future saisons, with a little bit of variation.

OG: 1.048 — FG: 1.002 — ABV: 6.0%

Recipe

  • 5.5 Lb American 2-Row
  • 5.5 Lb American Pilsner
  • 1 Lb American White Wheat
  • 1 Lb Flaked Rye
  • 2 oz Aciduated Malt
  • .25 oz Centennial – 90 min
  • .25 oz Amarillo – 45 min
  • .25 oz Amarillo – 30 min
  • .25 oz Amarillo – 15 min
  • .25 oz Amarillo – 5 min
  • 7 g Parsley – 1 min
  • 1.5 g Sage – 1 min
  • 3 g Rosemary – 1 min
  • 3 g Thyme – 1 min

Yeast: Wyeast 3711 French Saison

Notes

  • Appearance: Slightly Hazy, Pale gold, Honey Blond, Great Head Retention
  • Nose: Sage and Rosemary, Slightly Sour, Earthy, Herbal
  • Mouth Feel: Well Carbonated, Dry
  • Flavor: Herbal, Subtle malt, Low hop, Tart, Flavors and aroma are well blended, Huge bouquet
  • Overall: A very nice beer but definitely not for a beginning drinker, very complex.

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