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Buffalo Lager - Flying Bison Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75
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50 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 15.89%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Bison Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 08-11-2006)
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Reviews by match1112:
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match1112

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -1.9%

a: clear golden copper body. inch of white creamy head slowly settles into a frothy cap. no lacing.

s: grassy grains, some caramel, sweet corn syrup.

t: typical lager. corn and other grains. a little fruity sweetness. a little lemon and herb on the finish.

o: very typical of a lager. easy drinking and unoffensive. not gonna blow your mind or make you think about whats in it. very good on a humid day.

05-04-2012 13:23:14 | More by match1112
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generallee

New York

3.88/5  rDev +20.9%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: It had an interesting hazy appearance with lively visible carbonation and a deep or old gold color. The head builds up big, thick and foamy. It has a light creamy tan color with some speckles of brown yeast sediment from the bottle.

Smell: The aroma has hints of floral and earthy hops and yeast.

Taste/Mouth feel: The flavor has pleasant light bready malt presence with an earthy yeast character. Also there is a slightly astringent hint of green apple and mild hops that adds a nice balance of bitterness. The hop flavor fades off nicely into the semi-dry finish. Its carbonation is good and lively with a slick easy drinking texture and light to medium body.

Notes: This is a good solid brew.

09-07-2008 03:03:10 | More by generallee
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warriorsoul

Pennsylvania

2.13/5  rDev -33.6%

# 2 in a mixed sixer picked up at Liquor World in Porter Square.
Straw yellow in color...a 1/2 finger of bright white head...some remains and leaves some thin lacing.
Slight caramel in the nose...some faint hops too.
Taste is biscuit malt and a slight floral hop flavor. Again, more of the metallic off-flavor that showed up in the Pale Ale...bottled in July of this year, so someone needs to step up in QA or these will not be well received IMO.
Body is extremely thin...almost watered down. Carbonation is ok, but this one is as boring as they come in the style.
I'll stick with the Aviator and Herc and pray that the metallic flavors are masked enough to let me enjoy those two offerings.

08-27-2006 16:49:37 | More by warriorsoul
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jcdiflorio

West Virginia

3.18/5  rDev -0.9%

Poured into a nonic glass,golden,cloudy,a thin white layer of foam clings to the sides of the glass.Not a lot of carbination,not one of the more inviting lagers i've seen.
The aroma was a complex malt profile that was roasty,bisquity,smell of freshley ground coffee.Fruity with no real hop aromas,just a nice clean
smell. The aroma was more that of a darker beer.
The taste was nutty,toasty,light carmell,a slight burnt taste.A clean bitterness with a touch of citrus.
A light to medium mouthfeel,with a nice mellow bitterness,easy on the palate.
A good drinkable beer,not great,not bad either.The tasted seemed to kind of grow on me the more I drank.I wouldn't seek this beer out, but I wouldn't mind drinking it again either.

10-28-2006 04:31:24 | More by jcdiflorio
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dogfishandi

New York

3.35/5  rDev +4.4%

12oz bottle at fridge temp. no bottled on date.

a copper golden color with just a slight haze. a small white head that settles to some thin patchy foam that stays awhile. decent webby lace. lots of carbonation bubbles rushing to the top.

mineraly lager yeast meets toasted grain with very light hints of caramel and honey.

light, easy flavors. mineral like lager yeast, toasted grains with hints of butter and caramel. finishes clean with just a light hit of citrus. just barely enough bitterness to balance out the sweetness.

light body, slightly watery. lots of carbonation.

for what it is, its not terrible. its done pretty well for the style actually. an easy drinking session beer that any beer drinker could get behind, but it leaves the beer geek wanting more... much more.

09-15-2012 20:47:46 | More by dogfishandi
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alexkeil

New York

3.73/5  rDev +16.2%

I purchased a 6 pack from Consumer Beverage here in Buffalo, NY...almost as fresh as getting it from the brewery.

The appearance throws me off a bit: a hazy, golden color with a fizzy white head. Hazy? Isn't a lager supposed to be crystal clear because of the longer fermentation?

The smell is good, your typical lager: fruity notes from the yeast, sweet malt, sulfur notes which is appropriate to style.

The mouthfeel is a strenth in this beer, solid medium, creamy smoothness. The head disipated quickly so I was concerned it was undercarbonated but that is not the case, its balanced nicely.

The flavor starts with fruitiness from the lager and malt and finishes with a little dryness from the alcohol and just enough german hops to balance things out.

This beer is to style, it is a tasty drinkable german lager. It is highly sessionable and appropriate in any setting.

10-26-2011 23:36:04 | More by alexkeil
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3/5  rDev -6.5%

08-04-2013 11:54:36 | More by Cynic-ale
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.73/5  rDev -15%

Buffalo Lager appears a slightly clouded golden body with a billowing large white head that leaves lacing evenly around the glass. Mild sweetness with pale 2 row malts very cereal smelling with a low herbal hop presence. This flavor has cereal sweetness sort of sharp and abrasive with herbal slightly citrus light hop presence...not horrible just has some grainy off tones. Mouthfeel is light bodied with prickly carbonation kinda rough and heavy. Drinkability is pretty mediocre not the best tasting micro lager out there seems like a Lion brewery offering with a grainy offness.

10-27-2006 18:23:56 | More by WVbeergeek
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SMark

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev +5.3%

Beer was poured from a 12 ounce bottle at 40º with a bottled on date of 070207. The beer poured with a nice head which subsided and left some lacing effect. There were tiny bubbles to start but quickly subsided. Coloring was pale gold and the beer appeared hazy at first but seemed to clear.

Roasted malt aroma was very evident with first smell. Did not detect much else but the aroma was very acceptable although one dimensional.

The beer had a very clean and refreshing taste with malt aftertaste. That is probably an indication of the all malt brewing. A second sip revealed a slight hop presence.

I felt the malt lingered on the palate which gave this lager above average mouthfeel.

This is a very drinkable lager and definitely a cut above the mass produced efforts. Thanks to my sister for picking this one up for me on her trip out east.

09-06-2007 00:37:40 | More by SMark
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -0.3%

Surprisingly drinkable lager, that originated as a pilsner and then became malted up. Good lace, creamy mouthfeel, fizzy carbonation. Pale yellow. No distinct bitterness. Very decent and serviceable. Good job Tim. Will rerate when I try the first bottling you gave me.

08-11-2006 03:46:14 | More by Sammy
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basica

Singapore

3.85/5  rDev +19.9%

My cousin, Chris, got this for me from New York; it was a random beer that he chose off the shelf
when he was unable to find the Mexican Negra Modelo. Thanks, Chris. :) Yes Buffalo Lager is from
a New York Brewery, presumably in Buffalo. I preferred American lagers to local lagers (DUH) and
to some German lagers but I was not totally confident in this one. However this Buffalo presented
me a present surprise. :) It pours out like normal lager with a small head which quickly
dissipates and looked a slightly darker shade of gold (not as bright as a pilsner); a fair
amount of carbonation is visible. It smells like a lager though the smell is not veyr strong from
the glass; it was stronger from the bottle's opening. When I tasted this lager, I was immediately
reminded of the familiar tastes from Brewerkz! Yes.. Malty and yeasty and it reminds me of the
steam beer from Brewerkz as this lager's yeast is probably fermented at a temperature closer to
ale temperatures. I think these traits existed in Samuel Adam's Boston Lager as well; perhaps
this is the way the Americans do it? (I regret not taking beer avidly when I was working in the
states) The after taste was also nicely malty and yeasty. What was interesting was the rather
dry finish which I had not experienced for a while; I quite like the dry finish and perhaps it
was this that makes this beer very smooth, thirst quenching and drinkable. Thanks, Chris.

06-14-2007 16:43:41 | More by basica
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spark3148857

California

3/5  rDev -6.5%

02-13-2012 11:31:56 | More by spark3148857
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +24.6%

11-18-2011 00:28:07 | More by tclapper
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Shazam


3.63/5  rDev +13.1%

A tad bit hazy, with a subtler smell than expected. A little fruitier than expected (blueberry?), but only seemed to be pronounced for the first one or two sips. After the initial couple sips, it felt like a pretty typical German Lager. Nothing to write home about, but certainly not going to offend anyone.

03-03-2012 22:54:01 | More by Shazam
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.43/5  rDev +6.9%

very deep brown appearence and a feathery head. A very good smell for a lager...it smells like a hearty microbrew but it is actually very light. Very hoppy at first witha rich maly aftertaste. A pretty good beer overall. This was a gift and I would more than likely buy it if I ever saw it in a local store.

12-06-2007 22:35:32 | More by DrinkSlurm
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djgustafson

New York

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-09-2013 19:34:45 | More by djgustafson
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Johnnyv310

New York

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

05-29-2013 20:29:00 | More by Johnnyv310
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gabedivision

New York

3.5/5  rDev +9%

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a pilsner glass

Pours a light copper, with a 1/4 inch fluffy white head, lots of visible champagne like carbonation. A slight funk to the front of the nose, followed by a nice toasted malt note, a slight lemon with a faint bittering hop on the finish. Toasted malt, slight carbonation middle of the mouth, metallic lemon flavor mid sip, clean soapy finish. Light on the mouthfeel, fizzy, funky, quenching. Overall; I dunno, it's a lager! Boring, light, it's not bad, it's not good, it does however pair amazingly well with chicken wings, cheers!

12-24-2012 02:20:30 | More by gabedivision
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foureyedgeek

Pennsylvania

2.53/5  rDev -21.2%

Hmm, how to start?

This is my most unimpressive beer I've reviewed yet, in all aspects. It pours a flat looking yellow with little head appearing, and what does show leaves quickly.

Pretty blunt smell, this smells like 'beer' and not the type a BA thinks of when they think beer, but more the stereotype of beer. Nothing special.

Taste is much the same, this isn't that much different than the offerings from the big 3, other than it not being 'lite', so its got a bit more to it. It kind of takes like I'm drinking it out of a can.

Super ight mouthfeel, pretty watery and thin. Kind of flat, too.

Sorry, this is drinkable only by its lack of any real flavor. One is enough.

10-13-2006 01:39:00 | More by foureyedgeek
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coz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +24.6%

06-16-2013 23:47:31 | More by coz
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Rlombardi75

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +9%

05-27-2012 18:18:23 | More by Rlombardi75
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WesWes

New York

2.63/5  rDev -18.1%

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is poor. It has a fruity, lager yeast scent along with a pilsner malt and low hop aroma. It has a funny aroma, almost like a sat beer. The taste is poor as well. It has a very light pale and pilsner malt flavor that goes down hard with little hops and an off putting lager yeast taste. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This really isn't that good of a beer. The malt bill seems alright, but the aroma and finish is terrible.

10-05-2008 22:34:16 | More by WesWes
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

03-23-2013 18:22:15 | More by ejimhof
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

A - Pours a clear golden yellow color with alot of carbonation and a thin white layer across the top and several small "floaties".

S - Lemon grass, floral hops, and somewhat earthy.

T - Has a mild lemon zing, mild malt character, and a slight earthy hop bite to it.

M - Light body, thin, watery, lots of carbonated pricklies on the tongue, clean finish.

D - I can handle one or two of these as a fast quaffer, no more before wanting something else instead.

For some reason, I enjoyed this one more drinking straight from the bottle as opposed to a pint glass.

11-30-2010 23:58:58 | More by jzeilinger
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heavy216

New York

2.85/5  rDev -11.2%

A: growler, looks like a light beer, honey in color, high carbonation' one finger head,lasted several minutes

S: heavy strong smell of hops

T/M: Served cold had light body. Strong hop after bite

D: this one was avg, tasted like any other average "normal" beer

01-16-2011 15:39:09 | More by heavy216
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Buffalo Lager from Flying Bison Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.