Buffalo Butt - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
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1.9/5 rDev -41%
Had this on tap at and took a few notes on my iPhone.
Appearance-Clear Reddish/Brown with no head at all. No retention and no lacing, looks like colored water.
Smell-Bready and Sour.
Taste- Bready and Caramel malts, light spice. Sour as hell, just doesn't go well together.
Mouthfeel-light bodied, watery.
Overall-Went to the bathroom and poured half of it out. I've yet to find a good offering from Rahr and Sons and with some pretty good ambers around why would anyone drink this?
08-29-2011 01:32:22 | More by SWMeyer4141
2.4/5 rDev -25.5%
Beautiful rich red orange. Very clean. Nice head that doesn't last.
It has an interesting smell. I'm not sure what it is.
The taste is like a hop that is already peaking and leaves a bitter, medicine finish.
The mouthfeel is like a soft wave that's sliding up a shore.
01-10-2012 04:30:48 | More by Vashtar
2.45/5 rDev -23.9%
A fizzy/foamy beige head forms atop this beer and then faded rather quickly. The beer has excellent clarity and is a brownish amber color. No real lacing to speak of.
Almost but not quite smokey. A real roasted malt aroma. Get some real grainy notes. Also a slight sense of cocoa powder.
Yep, this is a Texas beer. All Malt and no cattle. Taste a great deal like raw dough. Taste like wet grains.... Can that be a descriptive? Just a touch of roasted malt and not a great deal of character. Not a great deal of balance here. Malty sweet and not well put together. Like Cardboard almost.
Fizzy carbonation doesn't help much.
Not really that drinkable, unless you like fermented cardboard.
12-21-2008 19:40:36 | More by Reagan1984
2.53/5 rDev -21.4%
A - Poured an amber color with a tan head that tries to leave lacing
S - Is very light some malt but not much of anything
T - I've drank more than half the bottle trying to say what it taste like but its escaping me other than not very good some maltiness is there but not very good
M - This beer has a thin watery body with medium carbonation to it
D - Yet another below average beer from Rahr I'm glad I got my last two bottles of theirs for free because I'd be pissed if I paid for this stuff buy a better beet this just isn't worth it
11-11-2009 23:04:57 | More by armock
2.6/5 rDev -19.3%
Pours a hazy amber with a small beige head that recedes almost immediately to a small collar with no lacing.
Aroma is pretty basic with some fruity sweetness, caramel and hints of smoky roasted malts.
Taste is really disappointing with a watery caramel sweetness and some roasted character. Pretty bland flavor.
Mouthfeel is watery and thin with low carbonation.
This is a below average amber with very little flavor and extremely watery feel. Not recommended.
10-19-2010 02:00:27 | More by gford217
2.8/5 rDev -13%
Pour from bottle into Hoegaarden Tulip.
Black with a two finger white head that drops almost immediately, light ring of head surrounds then goes to nothing. Smell is old wet dark barley. Taste. Red ale? really? More like a Schwarz bier. Extremely watery, buttery, light carbonation. Little to no flavor or sweetness from malts, no detectable hops. Dark carbonated water at best, a mild schwarz.
10-11-2008 02:13:07 | More by ballewblake
2.9/5 rDev -9.9%
appearance: dark reddish in color, thin head off-white in color
smell: can only describe as a nutty/earthy smell
taste: tastes very bitter with a lack of flavor. a little disappointed because it smells better than it tastes
mouthfeel: carbonated feel but smooth
drinkability: very drinkable, but the lack in flavor holds it back
01-06-2010 21:00:39 | More by fjordhook
2.93/5 rDev -9%
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.
11-19-2011 07:25:37 | More by gtermi
2.95/5 rDev -8.4%
A- Pours a dark red color with a half finger light tan head that has poor retention and leaves some spotty lacing behind.
S- Caramel malts dominate everything in the aroma though there are some light fruit like notes and grassy hops finish.
T- Again, caramel malts dominate the flavor with the finish mostly grassy hops and light caramel malts.
M- A medium mouth feel with a medium-high carbonation.
D- Meh. A drinkable Amber but nothing to wow you or make you seek it out again. Typical underwhelming flavor that I have come to expect from the brand.
10-14-2012 01:09:42 | More by MouthfulOfchris
2.98/5 rDev -7.5%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, I picked this up from Central Market in Fort Worth while we were staying with a friend. The beer pours a clearish red-auburn-brown colorwith a thin film of head that is white and small bubbled. The nose is caramel and sugary sweet. Roasted caramel flavors with a smokey end taste. The flavors remind me of the toffees they serve at maple syrup shacks throughout Vermont and Canada. Decent mid-dry body, with a caramel and syrupy sweet aftertaste. Sneaky diminishing finish, as the flavors kind of water out.
05-01-2011 00:57:34 | More by GarthDanielson
Buffalo Butt from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.