Aviator Red - Flying Bison Brewing Company
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Reviews by Foxman:
3.95/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
It came to me a rusty ruby, brown in places, reddish in others, depending on the light. A stubborn finger-plus of light tan head pillowed the top, and lacing was plentiful and pretty.
The aroma was dominated by a bready yeast note, all but masking, at least initially, a well-roasted malt character bearing flashes of dark cherry, light coffee, and even cocoa. A mild hops presence presented at the fringes.
Upon sipping, the malt took over, coming togther in a mix of dark cherry, blackberry, mild coffee, and a more vague dark chocolate pleasant bitterness. The yeast doughed the center, but more compatibly here than in the aroma, and the slightest floral bitterness of hops came through toward the close. The finish was residual malt and hops bitterness, lingering warmly for a time. The flavor was busy, but well-blended and interesting.
Medium bodied, it felt creamy and frothy on the palate, and warm, filling nature was a pleasing sensation.
I didn't hold out too much hope after a few strong sniffs, but the engaging flavor was a nice surprise for me. I don't mind yeast, not saying that, but it just came on a bit strong at first, but the flavor more than mitigated what I saw as the sole setback. This is probably a bit more complex than your average session beer, but with the manageable ABV, it is certainly as drinkable as many others, if not more so. Buffalo may not crank out a lot of taste sensations, but you can add this one to the distinguished, if limited, list.
Serving type: on-tap
02-22-2006 21:40:33 | More by Foxman
More User Reviews:
3.69/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle poured into a snifter.
A: Pours a deep ruby brown with a mild off white head. Dissipates in a minute or so, doesnt leave much lacing.
S: Chocolate malts come to mind when I smell this beer. Nice roasty quality to it. Dark fruits also come into play.
T: This beer comes across as a malt forward, roasty red ale. Hops take a back seat as the malt dominates the profile. A pretty sweet beer. Touch of a metallic taste.
M: Medium body with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. Finish is clean enough to keep this sessionable.
Overall not a bad beer. Lots of good malt flavor going on. Give it a go if your into red ales.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2013 20:51:50 | More by CloudStrife
Aviator Red from Flying Bison Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.