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Buffalo Butt - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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75
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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 19.81%
Wants: 2
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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4.5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of JMad
4.03/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass...

The liquid was brown with maroon hues, there was an off white head that clung to the glass and left some lacing.

It smells of caramel malt, toast, and butter.

I could taste buttered biscuits and some herbal hops, there is a lemony accent with a bready, dry finish.

This beer is light, soft and smooth, there is a slight bite on the sides of the tongue.

I usually don't go for ambers but this one is well balanced between hops and malt and it's not too sweet. I think it's better than most typical ambers.

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of stephens101
3.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours reddish-brown with a good sized tah head that sits a bit and fades with some meager chunks of lacing left behind. Smells earthy, malty and metallic. Tastes malty with some sweetness running through. Very mild hops balance things out a bit. Has a light to medium mouth-feel and is well carbonated. Seems to be well crafted overall. There's not a lot going on with this one, but it actually works here, as you could have a few and not get bored. Could this beer possibly suffer ratings-wise due to it's style? Surely not.

Photo of Bimmers
3.84/5  rDev +18.9%

Photo of allengarvin
3.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Buffalo Butt is a bit of an oddity. It was originally brewed unfiltered by the Yellow Rose brewery in San Antonio. They went out of business, and Great Grains in Dallas picked up the beer, brewing it competently for a while, though at the end the quality SHARPLY declined. Now Rahr has picked up the beer, with a label nearly identical to the old. This tastes a lot better than the product did at Great Grains, but there's nothing really exciting about it.

The color is clear brown amber, with a small initial head that fades after a few minutes. Pleasantly malty aroma, not too sweet. Flavor is quite clean, yeast-wise, with an overlay of rather nutty malt and a moderate bitterness (accompanied by a lightly floral hop flavor). It has a nice crisp texture and medium-light body.

Really, a bit of a generic amber. Nothing bad, but nothing exciting.

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.69/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-amber color with a large off white head with a good lace
S-malt and hops with a citrus aroma
T-same as smell, has a malt and hop mixed with a citrus note
M-light body with high carbonation
O-good beer that was refreshing and looking forward to the next one

Photo of mhewes
3.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A : Pours a clear copper color with a thin eggshell white head.

S : Malts, floral hops, some wheat

T : Malty, grassy flavor with a little bit of hop bitterness

M : Crisp and smooth. Light on the carbonation

D : Real easy to drink. Could be a good session beer.

Photo of brentk56
3.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear amber color with a decent enough head that also leaves an adequate amount of lacing behind

Smell: Hints of caramel and grain but not much in the way of aromatics

Taste: Caramel candy, up front, with a bit of grainy husk keeping the sweetness in check
through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A pleasant enough sipper, particularly if you like a good caramel

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.

Photo of MrHungryMonkey
3.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Medium-high sweetness - cotton candy aroma. Fruity tartness - floral.

Rusty amber. Crazy filtered clarity. Medium head that quickly resides to nothing.

Light lager - floral hop flourishes and a pleasant fruitiness. Medium to medium-light bitterness. Light toasty grainy malt warmth.

Thin body. Mild carbonation. Toasty fizzy.

Easy to drink and refreshing. Red/Vienna Lager stylings. Similar to Rahr's Red, but I think it's different. Fun to try, I like the label.

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Buffalo Butt from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.