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Buffalo - Brouwerij Van den Bossche

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BA SCORE
84
good

13 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van den Bossche visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ViveLaChouffe on 07-17-2009)
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-20-2014 16:08:42 | More by Evil_Pidde
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +0.3%

.33L bottle, best by stamped 22 Feb. 2014, served in a Belgian snifter.

Pours clear, even with a bit of sediment at the bottom added to the pour. Dark red-brown body is topped by a small tan head.

Fine aroma, and nearly as fine flavor, feature dark fruits (dried plums, figs, dates), toffee, a trace of spicy hops, and a solid dark-roasted malt base. Lightly sweet.

Feel: near medium body is a bit watery; overly harsh/coarse carbonation.

O: worth seeking out as a relatively inexpensive Belgian dark.

11-12-2013 01:20:04 | More by chinchill
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dcmchew

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-31-2013 19:36:06 | More by dcmchew
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

10-20-2013 20:24:20 | More by JAHMUR
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SLeffler27

New York

3.15/5  rDev -15.3%

Buffalo pours dark brown and clear (SRM 28-30) with a frothy, half-inch, beige head that last a long while, leaving slight lacing and a viscous film that clings to the tulip glass.

Toasted malt and alcohol fumes are followed by light chocolate, some candied sugar, and a noticeable metallic aroma.

Faint chocolate mixes with rum before a mild metallic finish. This one is too bitter for its style, with only a hint of sweetness and a light roasted character.

The light body is almost thin. While well carbonated, the combined effect is a watery texture.

This is an uninspiring beer, but was still enjoyed after a long day.

09-22-2013 17:37:34 | More by SLeffler27
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-21-2013 05:06:43 | More by WOLFGANG
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.34/5  rDev -10.2%

Best before 2/22/14.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, bread, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and burnt caramel flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

05-22-2013 04:32:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-09-2013 12:28:07 | More by Ciocanelu
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Marius

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

11-10-2012 13:20:27 | More by Marius
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.48/5  rDev -6.5%

27th May 2012: bottle at ‘Willow Springs’, an American Way Station in Belgium (don’t ask!).

Dark amber/brown body with a full head of off-white bubbles that tried to stay the distance and almost managed too.

Roasted and toasted malts giving off a chocolate type aroma and taste, dark and bitter chocolate actually, surprisingly dry and un-sweet for the aroma and look it gives.

Went well with my ‘Chilli Beans’, so I had another.

08-06-2012 11:16:03 | More by BlackHaddock
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samEBC

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-22-2012 18:06:30 | More by samEBC
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rekel

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +34.4%

12-02-2011 00:04:35 | More by rekel
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ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +12.9%

First up, a lower alcohol version of Buffalo from Brouwerij Van Den Bossche.

It pours pitch black with a dense and creamy tan head.

Smells of fruity dark malt, sweet and with a hint of some metallic aromas.

Sweet in the mouth with just a hint of roastiness. Lovely balance that I wasn't expecting. Mocha and hint of dark chocolate. Underpinnings of ripe dark fruit. Medium-bodied with a sweet finish and a uncharacteristically clean finish.

Very flavorful but smooth and drinkable. A good start!

07-17-2009 18:25:46 | More by ViveLaChouffe
Buffalo from Brouwerij Van den Bossche
84 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.