Aviator Red - Flying Bison Brewing Company
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3.08/5 rDev -17%
Ruby red hue, thick pure white head. Nose is pleasant some fresh baked bread, dark roasted malts. Thin bodied, but not in the way of flavorings; some coffee/espresso notes, dark roasted malts, rather dry. Vienna malts come to play, rather over carbonated, minimal hop presence. Non-offensive, but average at best. Freshness may be an issue here.
12-04-2004 03:03:27 | More by GeoffRizzo
3.1/5 rDev -16.4%
A: Dark brown mahogany with reddish hues. Small tannish head that recedes quickly and becomes thin layer with minimal lacing.
S: Big malt up front, followed with some stone wheat and other dark bread scents and some slight earthy scents. Also on subsequent quaffs some slight bitter hop scents in there towards the end.
T: Average flavor profile that is dominated by sweet malts, dark stone wheat bread flavors, and a generic dark, dry bready flavor. Some bitter hops peeking through towards the end that display very slight citrus pulp flavors. The dry and sweet malt flavors dominate.
MF: medium light that finishes slightly dry.
Overall: An average amber that displays some irish red flavors. The dry, bready malts become a little too much as it warms.
01-19-2007 21:08:05 | More by Illinick
3.1/5 rDev -16.4%
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
Pours a rich amber hue with a huge khaki colored three finger head that takes a very long time to die down to a good layer of lacing throughout. Stickiness is great, holds on all over the glass. Smell is of a sweet brown sugar malt sweetness with a tiny bit of dirty hops. Taste seems off to me. I detect iced tea with a smokey malt background, not very appealing taste. Aftertaste is a nutty malt flavor with some bitterness from some hop. Mouthfeel is light with a good amount of carbonation. I take away from the drinkability because of the strange taste. I wouldn't seek this one out.
06-20-2007 01:35:45 | More by BeerTruth
3.15/5 rDev -15.1%
First had this beer in the old college bar. Noticed it was from the buffalo area so I figured I'd try the "locally brewed stuff". This beer pours a deep orangish, copper, red. Nice color. The head is creamy, airy, and white with just a tinge of yellow. This beer a very malty. Strong malty smell and taste, the hoppy bitter shows through more and more as it warms up.
The beer was good, but not really my style. If you're in to Irish Red's I'd give this a try.
09-05-2006 12:53:48 | More by Rudgers73
3.15/5 rDev -15.1%
12 oz Bottle Poured Into A Wine Glass - No bottling date
Appearance: Pours a dark brownish red with a 2.5 inch tan head. Excellent retention with some laving on the sides of the glass. Dimples are occuring on the head.
Smell: Sweet strawberry and malt. Vanilla pudding and overripe cherries. Fruity.
Taste: Toasted malt. Candied walnuts, almonds, and/or pecans. Coffee-like drying bitterness in the finish. Not overly complex and stubbornly drying.
Mouthfeel: Almost (and perhaps so) too much carbonation for me. It got the point where it was soapy. Otherwise, pleasantly smoothe and drying which got me drinking more.
Drinkability: This would get greater marks here but the carbonation is becoming overwhelming. All around, a good, solid drinker that could be sessioned.
07-19-2007 01:34:58 | More by Risser09
3.18/5 rDev -14.3%
Appearance: Pours a garnet-hued body with a bubbly, off-white head.
Smell: A simple, straight-forward aroma of dark caramel and toasted grains.
Taste: Dark caramel maltiness with a slight sweetness. Lightly astringent toasted graininess. Earthy hop character and medium bitterness. Finishes dry.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Eh, it's just an average red at best.
11-29-2008 03:36:43 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.23/5 rDev -12.9%
Poured a dark amber/ruby hue with a very thin glaze of a head.
The aroma was 100% malt. A sweet aroma with hints of buttery popcorn.
The taste was a clean but sweet malt. A decent toasted grain flavor as well. Needs a bit more hops. Finished suprisingly dry.
The mouthfeel was nice and light considering the serious malt body. Could have used a bit more carbonation.
Overall a drinkable amber. Not necessarily my first choice, but it gets the job done.
06-03-2006 02:18:01 | More by plaid75
3.25/5 rDev -12.4%
Had this on-tap at the old pink:
A: Relatively dark amber in color, hard to contrast with the dark interior. Frothy foam head that stays around for most of the trip. Lacing is a timepiece in itself.
S: Caramelized malts
T: Sweet on the intake, the sweet malts take over...
M: Semi-medium bodied, little sticky, pleasant withdraw
D: Good local brew at best. Recommended to those who want to embrace local bohemia. My favorite Flying Bison beer, their staple, my gateway into craft...
02-20-2009 07:54:58 | More by BuffaloTapHugger
3.25/5 rDev -12.4%
A- dark red/brown body with light tan head. great head retention.
S- malty, carmel, nuts, maybe hints of chocolate.
T- nuts, carmel, and malt up front. Bitter hop aftertaste. Hints of chocolate may be in the background.
M- medium weight body and very fizzy.
D- this was interesting and worth a try. Quite complex taste to it. The carbonation gets in the way of the character though.
05-06-2007 19:07:59 | More by PittBeerGirl
3.3/5 rDev -11.1%
The beer pours a rusty, dried blood red with a wispy tan head that fades quickly, but keeps a thin blanketing throughout drinking. The nose and taste are all malt and NO hops or spice. There is big upfront caramel and a slight bite from the alcohol. The aftertaste is slightly tangy and bitter, but it's way overpowered by the malt. I
t's still a pretty drinkable beer while waiting for food...Probably would pass on this beer in the future.
06-15-2012 21:45:54 | More by ThePorterSorter
3.33/5 rDev -10.2%
Solid beer. Pours a medium red color with a slight, white, foamy head. Smell was malty with hints of caramel. The taste matched this, with a dry finish. The carbonation is moderate and this would be a great session beer. Had this in Buffalo for Thanksgiving. Would have it again.
11-26-2006 15:16:13 | More by oldirtycaffrey
3.35/5 rDev -9.7%
This beer poured a dark brown with purplish-red highlights and a big beige head. The smell is lightly toasted malts with a tiny bit of hops. The taste starts off with some slightly smokey sweet toasted malts that gives way to a kick of hops that stay through to the finish. The mouthfeel is slightly watery with some crisp carbonation. This beer is pretty drinkable and even though it's a bit one-note it's still worth snagging if you can find it for cheap.
04-21-2009 02:24:34 | More by TheTrevor
3.35/5 rDev -9.7%
Pours a dark brown/red. When held to light the red really comes through. Not much head to speak of and no lacing left behind. Smells of sweet malts - some chocolate and dark fruits. Tastes of similar but not as rich as I would have expected. Good drinking beer but dont have to worry about savoring. Mouthfeel is thinner than I would have expected and was disappointed. Drinkability is very good. No overpowering flavors and is not too complex. Bought a full 6-er and will happily finish them. Probably wont get again though.
09-21-2006 02:12:12 | More by jtell
Aviator Red from Flying Bison Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.