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Buffalo Belgian Bitter - Brouwerij Van den Bossche

Buffalo Belgian BitterBuffalo Belgian Bitter

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 9.09%

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van den Bossche visit their website

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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Reviews by gabrielsyme:
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4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml from logan circle whole foods in DC. Poured into a chalice, persistant white head laces the glass. Golden hazy color, looks like a witbier. I don't know how to describe the smell other than to say it is similar to a Belgian pale ale with some added sulfury-hop character. The taste is solid, a good crisp bitterness up front with a smoother, fruit-yeast finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2010 00:42:38 | More by gabrielsyme
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-06-2014 08:08:21 | More by Anatole
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-01-2014 02:00:57 | More by Jakob
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4/5  rDev +7%

12-24-2013 13:56:44 | More by KristofH
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4/5  rDev +7%

12-22-2013 02:38:32 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 20:34:39 | More by 6string
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

10-31-2013 19:35:44 | More by dcmchew
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-20-2013 20:23:05 | More by JAHMUR
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4/5  rDev +7%

10-07-2013 21:11:27 | More by Whiskeydeez
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4/5  rDev +7%

08-08-2013 02:58:01 | More by stampfler07

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4/5  rDev +7%

07-21-2013 05:07:26 | More by WOLFGANG
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-19-2013 03:30:46 | More by Josiah2729
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3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 22:04:02 | More by uturn
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-09-2013 12:25:05 | More by Ciocanelu
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3


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

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 05:09:08 | More by impending
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

02-24-2013 02:47:42 | More by JMS1512
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-24-2013 18:44:09 | More by djrn2
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-03-2012 16:34:47 | More by Marius
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3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Glad to have another fairly rare Belgian. Poured into a globe. Best before 7-15-12.... lets hope this one has some flavor left.

A - Cloudy straw yellow with a nice sized white head. Cannot see through it and the retention is above average.

S - Pretty light aroma composed of yeast, lemon, apple and a touch of hops. Wish they were more pronounced.

T - Follows the nose while being quite a bit bigger than I anticipated. The fruits fore-mentioned are here in volume with the hops creeping in on the rear. Since the beer is so old I believe this accounts for the passive hops. I would to enjoy a fresh one to see how the balance is, per the intention of the brewery.

M - Medium body with tons of carbonation, a bit excessive in my opinion. Wets the palette well and leaves a fairly dry finish.

O - This is an above average Belgian IPA for sure and I did enjoy it. I simply cannot forget that the age of the beer has effected my tasting. Perhaps another day.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 04:21:01 | More by mscudder
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New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer at a small bar in Bruges, a local recommended it as one of her favorites. It poured beautifully with a thick gorgeous head. The lace stayed on the glass throughout the enjoyment of the beer. It had a very dry crisp flavor. I had been drinking more spiced, complex, and flavored Belgians recently and this was a nice return to a more simple cleaner taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 19:28:08 | More by laurastradford
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-21-2012 21:47:57 | More by samEBC
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4/5  rDev +7%

11-30-2011 14:50:04 | More by PaBeerLover
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2.45/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

No real flavor to the nose if it is a small hop pulling grapefruit. In the mouth, one wonders just where is the bitter since we really feel like drinking a pilsener everything is most ordinary.

A few grains here and there and presto, it's done....

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 13:55:09 | More by ThaCreep
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Buffalo Belgian Bitter from Brouwerij Van den Bossche
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