Buffalo Kolsch 716 - Flying Bison Brewing Company

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.43%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Bison Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CBFanWish on 03-15-2004

As of June 2011, the name has changed from Dawn Patrol Gold to Flying Bison Summer Beer per Facebook post "Dawn Patrol Gold is now Flying Bison Summer Beer." Same recipe, new name.
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Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 12
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Photo of Sammy
4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of their best. A creamy lovely kolsch, that cuts the edge of the style. Cloudy blonde, like my kids' hair. Creamy mouthfeel. German pearly hops used, and some wheat. Citrus on the lemony side. Refreshing clean with nice finish not so dry. A winning summer brew. Tim, bottle this one please.

Photo of vtskidog
3.32/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It was pretty good beer. Not quite my favorite of all time. From this brewery, I liked the Rusty Chain better. This beer had a pleasant appearance. Taste was somewhat complex, in that it had a variety of pleasant notes. A little bit of a floral note. My wife thought it was a slightly sour (as opposed to sweet) and a tad bitter. Again, overall a good drinkable beer.

Photo of gabedivision
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler filled at the Flying Bison Brewery and poured to a glass of the same.

Ah, a nice summer day calls for a nice summer brew. Since this is brewed basically in my back yard making it the freshest summer brew i could get my hands on. Pours a clear clean golden pale with medium visible carbonation and a 1 finger head that gives some decent retention through out the pint. Smells of grain, earthy, slight hops, slight caramel, and slight citrus. Nice fruity malts on the tongue, juicy apples, spice, ginger, mild hops on the finish. Nice German style lager. Extremely crisp and refreshing this beer screams "lawnmower beer", light in body, and leaves the mouth dry for another sip. Overall this is pretty good, very good when very cold and hits the summer beer spot.

Photo of weller1js
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: pours a deep golden color, clear and well-carbonated, only light foam which leaves only a slight ring of lacing.

S: light dry and similarly light toasty grain notes, refreshing essence

T: begins mild yet buttery, dry bitter hops present themselves through the middle, with a light dryness melding with a buttery/toasty finish.

O: smooth and refreshing, decent abv, very drinkable.

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

On tap taken home in a growler (grrrrrrr!!!) Served cold in a Kolsch glass, come on people.

Appearance: Crystal clear with a very pale gold color. Extremely fine bubbles make up the head.

Nose: Malty, wheat, bright hop aroma, kinda buttery (diacetyl; for all you homebrewers out there boil the shit out of your lightly kilned malts like Pilsner), slightly fruity.

Taste: Hop whip crack crispness when the glass was cold but has bellowed to a low rumble of hop up front with a slight malty backbone. Very light bodies and has excellent drinkability (good thing because I have a growler of it), medium bitter finish with no warming alcohols or off flavors.

Photo of CBFanWish
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer screams refreshing. Pouring a transparent yellow with a nice moderate head. The aroma was light. Of more malty than hoppy. but there is a strong presence of hops. The taste was balanced nicely. The hops give it a nice fruity/citrus taste while it is tamed by just the right amount of hops. It was good, but it didn't go much farther than the average beer of this style. It would make a great summer drink. Good with Key Lime Pie.

Photo of riversider76
3.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden with a thin white head. Just a bit of retention,and very little laceing. Aroma is of grainy malts. Body is light and crisp with some carbonation. Taste is a good mix of earthy hops and bready malts. Nice bit of sweetness in the finish. Light,but full flavored.A good version of the Kolsch style.

Photo of horshack7
3.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Golden in color and clear with some light brassy hues. The head is only a finger thick before thinning out.

Aroma: Grassy, light lemon zest, grain. A bit of a dryness in the nose. Toffee, subtle caramel malts.

Taste: Lemon zest, toffee, grassy, wisps of smokiness in the tail end. The mouthfeel is very smooth with a buttery texture.

Notes: Very drinkable and great for a warm day. Cheers.

Photo of PhantasIPA
4.01/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance of this beer is a light golden color. The beer leaves no lacing against the glass and has a very small head, 1/8 of an inch at best.

The smell is nice. It is fruity in general (no specific fruit) and has a nice toasted barley scent as well.

The taste is very good as well. Fruity, toasted and bitter yet refreshing. Nice mixture.

I am not a fan of heavy carbonation and this beer has it...so low marks here. It is so carbonated that it is difficult to drink in a way...almost like drinking soda.

Overall I like the taste and the smell but the drinkability is way down with the heavy carbonation. I think there are better Kolsches...(umm, Kolschi?) out there as this one is only above average and not great.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a one finger head of billowy white foam. The fades almost instantly leaving only the tracest level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is mainly of a cracker and somewhat grainy smell with a decent showing of some grassy and herbal smells. A very light lemongrass and toast smell are there as well, giving a very dry smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins rather thin with a light cracker and toasted malt flavor. A slight sweetness of a caramel flavor along with a little bit of a grainy taste are present as well. As the taste moves on, the sweet increases a little bit, with a small amount of a grassy and hay like flavor coming to the tongue. A slightly sour lemon flavor joins the flavor profile more toward the end of the taste, mixing with the rest of the flavors, to leave a rather light and moderately crisp flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thin with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the more subtle flavor profile and the drier flavors of the brew, the feel is fantastic, making for a nice refreshing and crisp brew.

Overall – A drier and crisp brew that fits the kolsh style. An all right brew overall.

Photo of jtd1969
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - golden, murky, light lacing if any.. good carbonation

S - sugary malts, light

T - crisp, some yeast, bready with crisp clean and light hops, refreshing

M - lightly bodied, smooth and refreshing

O - Good Kolsch, It went down really quickly and smoothlyl.

Photo of jophish17
2.32/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Crystal clear, no head. Faint squeeze of lemon in the taste. On the dry side. Light carbonation, no body.

Buffalo Kolsch 716 from Flying Bison Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.