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Buffalo Belgian Bitter - Brouwerij Van den Bossche

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BA SCORE
83
good

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: weissbierdrinker on 11-11-2009

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4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%

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1/5  rDev -72.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +10.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Anatole
2.58/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Nothing bitter here, just another tripel.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of 6string
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of the bottle and into a Belgian tulip glass with a wonderful golden hazy appearance. Enough sediment floating around to add to the great appearance, a promise that this beer is more than meets the eye. A wonderful head, thick and rich, but is quick to face, leaving a tried and true lacing on the glass.

Not too strong to offend the nose, but I catch hints of fresh cut wood, lemon, orange and flower. It's a subtle hint if anything, but the tulip glass helps confirm that it's there.

It has the taste of a solid Belgian Triple, a nice velvet touch, or "buttery" as I like to call it. However the difference with this beer is the hoppy aftertaste that hits the roof of your mouth. Not quite attacking like an IPA, but definitely a nod to the IPA style.

Overall, I'd buy a six-pack to break out and share with some of my beer buddies after work. Not quite a dessert or dinner beer, but I think it's something to help get your night started.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Photo of uturn
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

How served: 750 ml caged and corked bottle poured into a Bon Secours Bière Vivante tulip.

A: This beer poured a hazy golden color with a huge 3+ finger white fluffy head which left a sticky lacing on my glass.

N: The nose had notes of grassy and floral hops along with light lemon, cloves and some spiciness.

T: The taste followed the nose with a touch of sweet candi sugar, mild cloves and pepper upfront then by mid palate I got some light lemon zest mixed in with grassy/herbal notes that ended mildly bitter and bone dry.

M: This beer has a medium body with a lively carbonation level.

O: Overall this was a very drinkable and very well hidden 8% abv. This brew tasted much better that when I had it in the past and would look to buy this again.

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Buffalo Belgian Bitter from Brouwerij Van den Bossche
83 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.