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Buffalo Lager - Flying Bison Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75
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50 Ratings
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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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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +24.6%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +24.6%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +24.6%

09-11-2012 00:47:12 | More by fishguyac
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e11iott

New York

3.9/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Filled up a growler in person that the brewery. One Finger head, lasted several minutes, light lacing, light honey color when poured.

S: Strong hop aroma, wife claimed it was skunky in a good way if that is possible.

T/M: Served cold had light body. Strong hop after bite, surprised its not a light beer. Lots of carbinaton.

D: Glad it comes in growler size, no taste of alcohol even enjoyed it was it got warmer. Well balanced, going to have to figure out how to hold a growler on the lawn mower.

Serving type: growler

01-15-2011 16:51:12 | More by e11iott
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generallee

New York

3.88/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Singapore

3.85/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

3.8/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a nice straw-blonde color, the head does not linger very long.

The aroma of this beer is very grainy, it feels as if I've just walked into a brewery during mash-in.

The taste is very clean and crisp without being thin. Flying bison has a signature big malt taste, and while this beer is not very malty... the malts that are present are very vibrant across the palate. Nice grainy honey-like malt with a tinge of hops to balance,

A great beer... I'll be enjoying this during the hot summer months, not too filling, but not too light... strangely, it doesn't taste like a lager at all... more like a delicious light ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2008 01:24:19 | More by PBBC
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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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riy3rd

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

07-08-2012 22:02:20 | More by riy3rd
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alexkeil

New York

3.73/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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


3.63/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

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


3.5/5  rDev +9%

07-23-2012 23:40:44 | More by teslaguy
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tsp247

New York

3.5/5  rDev +9%

10-09-2013 23:46:46 | More by tsp247
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buffalobeerfan

New York

3.5/5  rDev +9%

03-15-2012 00:42:25 | More by buffalobeerfan
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ejh06752

New York

3.5/5  rDev +9%

04-05-2013 12:33:10 | More by ejh06752
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.43/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2007 22:35:32 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Risser09

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter - Bottling date of 10.30.06

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellowish orange with an impressive 3 inch white head that stays around for quite awhile. The head is capable of sustaining huge craters on its surface and way into the beer. This is what every beer's head should be (well, most beers)

Smell: Sweet, with some hop oil. Sort of a Sprite aroma. Still smells fresh with a nice floral bouquet, are we sure this is a lager?

Taste: Kind of bland. Malty up front with a good balance between the finishing hop bitterness.Not much to speak of here. But I do recognize a nice balance.

Mouthfeel: Slick and smoothe, not oily. Very nice carbonation and soda-esque drying but satisfying slickness.

Drinkability: I think the average review on here puts this beer at under 3 but it is more like a 4. Seriously. I think it does great in all categories except for taste. I could easily drink a 6 pack of these in the summer. It is going down very smoothe.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2007 01:14:38 | More by Risser09
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SMark

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

3.35/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chill hazy golden body, topped by a fistful of snow white whip cream which rose above the rim and dented when poured on. Good lacing.

Mild aroma made up of bread and hay.

Soft, light, sweet beginning, followed by just enough hops to balance the sweetness without really making a stong impression themselves. A hint of bread. Fairly clean finish with a mild and pleasant aftertaste.

Pleasant light-plus mouthfeel has a bit of creaminess to it. Very easy drinkability.

It won't rock the world for many BAs, but its a nice solid alternative to B/M/C. Good crossover beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2006 20:25:56 | More by RonfromJersey
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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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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-10-2013 01:59:07 | More by rorjets
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Buffalo Lager from Flying Bison Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.