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Buffalo Belgian Bitter - Brouwerij Van den Bossche

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BA SCORE
83
good

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van den Bossche visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: weissbierdrinker on 11-11-2009)
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1/5  rDev -72.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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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%

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3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

6string, Nov 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

dcmchew, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

JAHMUR, Oct 20, 2013
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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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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

uturn, Jul 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Ciocanelu, May 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

B

750ml into a tulip. Pours a nearly transparent light toned copper gold, dense yellow tinged head clumps as it slowly recedes.

The scent has a surprisingly musty note with lots of powdery yeast, lemon grass, camphor.

The initial sensation is entirely of sweetness. Honey, spiced. Flavorful. The bitter is not particularly so. Aftertaste evaporates rapidly to a pleasant dull. Shy of medium lively spritzy mouthfeel.
low on the ipa scale
cheers
jd

impending, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

JMS1512, Feb 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

djrn2, Jan 24, 2013
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Buffalo Belgian Bitter from Brouwerij Van den Bossche
83 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.