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Buffalo Butt - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75
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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 19.81%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: allengarvin on 05-05-2007)
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Reviews by IBUnit63:
Photo of IBUnit63
3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Many thanks to mhewes for providing another example of the fine Texas craft brew scene...

Perfect copper color with carbonation slowly rising in sync. Thin head with rye bread color.

Wheat, rye, a little Germanic hop presence. Slight sweetness - a little clammy but enjoyable.

Quite earthy and grassy - a slight tinny aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is typical for style - slight pucker from hop presence and a little aftertaste.

Maybe drinks a little heavy for mild flavor profile but a good sessionable brew for its style.

IBUnit63, Apr 26, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark red color with a white head. The aroma is mainly caramel malt. The flavor is caramel malt and toffee with some earthy hop flavor and bitterness. There is also some nuttyness in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and slightly creamy with low carbonation.

Mora2000, Feb 21, 2010
Photo of Nico4
3.4/5  rDev +5.3%

Nico4, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of jbphoto88
3.38/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poor start to this beer as it comes out of the bottle in an unimpressive fashion. The rusty brown color is muted by some haze but is mostly clear. The head is not only unimpressive but also non-existent. While there are some delicate bubbles coming up they never materialize in a suddsy head. Lame.

The nose is better but not much past average. There is some toasted, caramelized grains and your general run of the mill beer/ yeasty scent. It's mild but not very memorable.

What can I say... this is a good middle of the road brew. The taste is mild with the same caramel and toasted grain notes found in the nose. It's not bad but also not great. I am teetering on the verge of giving this a 3.5 but passed because the flavor finishes with a cheap beer twang. It's almost like buffalo butt was brewed with good ingredients but fermented with used coors light yeast.

Mouthfeel is where this B.Butt shines. It's crisp and bubbly with a fantastic combination of light bitterness and firm carbonation. The finish is moist and quenching making it a pleasure to drink despite the average showing everywhere else. A low review for an average beer but this is one I'd order again. It's got some taste, is easy to drink and very refreshing. It's not amazing but a solid simple beer worth trying.

jbphoto88, Jan 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

pastramionrye7, Jul 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -38.1%

renaveg, Mar 29, 2014
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1/5  rDev -69%

dgrauwiler, Nov 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

ejfreed, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of ByMySword
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

ByMySword, May 26, 2012
Photo of alleykatking
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle. Many thanks go out to AttitudeBrew for this Texas bottle!

A- Pours a dark red color with a hint of haze to it. Half finger light tan head shows poor retention and leaves some spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Caramel malts dominate everything in the aroma. Some light fruit like notes and grassy hops finish up the aroma profile on this beer.

T- Caramel malts in the aroma dominates the flavor in the entire beer. Middle of the beer has some light fruity flavors. Ending of the beer is mostly grassy hops and light caramel malts.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Caramel malts with hints of darker fruits left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly alcohol, caramel malts, and darker fruits. Flavors were pretty well balanced for the style. No real off flavors were present in this one. Medium alcohol drying on the palate.

D- Lower ABV makes this one a nice drinker. I don't really care for ambers to be honest but this one really surprised me. I do like this beer and would love to have it again.

alleykatking, Mar 12, 2011
Photo of DennisBryant
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

DennisBryant, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of EagleTalon
3.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours to a thin but permanent white head and no lacing. Color is a dull brown amber. Aroma has some pleasing caramel and sweet malt notes and faint earthy hops. Flavor is clean and steely with caramel sweetness and a harsh bitterness. Mouthfeel is chalky and rough and parching. On the balance it is rather average. Might go well with food but by itself it just lays there and chafes the palate.

EagleTalon, Jun 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Kevinbrently, Jan 07, 2014
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2/5  rDev -38.1%

Sazz9, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

buzzed, Sep 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Westyn, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of gtermi
2.93/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My fiance and I go to the Rahr Brewery tour all time and I try this every once in a while. I tried this last time and I thought it was just okay. The beer pours a redish brown color with a kind of thick head. On the nose I am getting some caramel and malt and not much else. The taste is sort of like the taste. I get a good amount of caramel, some sweetness and malt. Not really much there though. The beer is pretty easy to drink and has a decent amount of carbonation. Overall I think this is a decent beer and I see it as a beer that would get the average person into craft beer.

gtermi, Nov 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

MorSlaught, Sep 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

mcdsports, Jun 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +47.1%

TheStashRide, Oct 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

FMJ921, May 23, 2014
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.35/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Interesting label, if not altogether appetizing. Nothing says delicious beer like a buffalo's ass! Pours a somewhat clear reddish color with a 1 finger light beige head that displays average retention and some lacing.

Nose is biscuity and a bit caramely with a light fruity edge, maybe some green apples and grapes. Mild hop aroma is a bit grassy.

Alot of toasty bitterness and a fair amount of hop presence cover most of the malt sweetness. It is a bit thin and watery, without much depth of flavors. It's a pretty simple Amber Ale that is pretty easy to throw back a couple of.

twiggamortis420, Jun 29, 2009
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3.72/5  rDev +15.2%

WholeLottaTricks, Nov 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

ssimpson89, Nov 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

cam12, Jul 16, 2013
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Buffalo Butt from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.