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Buffalo Butt - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 19.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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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1/5  rDev -68.8%

11-16-2012 03:07:55 | More by dgrauwiler
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1/5  rDev -68.8%

12-25-2011 19:37:11 | More by CrashOverride
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1.5/5  rDev -53.3%

09-16-2012 04:16:51 | More by titusgroan
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1.9/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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?

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2011 01:32:22 | More by SWMeyer4141
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2/5  rDev -37.7%

03-29-2014 21:38:10 | More by renaveg
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2/5  rDev -37.7%

07-23-2013 01:04:25 | More by Sazz9
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2.25/5  rDev -29.9%

03-15-2014 22:07:50 | More by Maverickdp
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2.4/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 04:30:48 | More by Vashtar
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2.45/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2008 19:40:36 | More by Reagan1984
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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

04-15-2012 20:22:25 | More by Rozyravens
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New York

2.53/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2009 23:04:57 | More by armock
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2.6/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 02:00:27 | More by gford217
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

12-18-2011 07:06:00 | More by duff247
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

07-27-2013 19:22:49 | More by OgreSanchez
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New Jersey

2.8/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2008 02:13:07 | More by ballewblake
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2.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2010 21:00:39 | More by fjordhook
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2.93/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2011 07:25:37 | More by gtermi
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2.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 01:09:42 | More by MouthfulOfchris
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North Carolina

2.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 00:57:34 | More by GarthDanielson
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

07-24-2013 00:48:06 | More by pastramionrye7
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

06-01-2013 04:57:11 | More by mcdsports
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

11-15-2013 02:03:30 | More by ssimpson89
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

10-26-2013 19:27:09 | More by beerman123
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

06-19-2013 22:16:35 | More by LuckyLyle
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Buffalo Butt from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.