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Buffalo Butt - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 20.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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 -68.9%

11-16-2012 03:07:55 | More by dgrauwiler
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1/5  rDev -68.9%

12-25-2011 19:37:11 | More by CrashOverride
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1.5/5  rDev -53.4%

09-16-2012 04:16:51 | More by titusgroan
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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
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2/5  rDev -37.9%

03-29-2014 21:38:10 | More by renaveg
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2/5  rDev -37.9%

07-23-2013 01:04:25 | More by Sazz9
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2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

03-15-2014 22:07:50 | More by Maverickdp
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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
Photo of Reagan1984


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
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2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

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

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
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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
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

08-05-2014 20:06:16 | More by Westyn
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

08-08-2014 13:41:54 | More by Jdotswizz
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

12-18-2011 07:06:00 | More by duff247
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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

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
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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
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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
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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
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North Carolina

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
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

07-24-2013 00:48:06 | More by pastramionrye7
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

06-01-2013 04:57:11 | More by mcdsports
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

11-15-2013 02:03:30 | More by ssimpson89
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

07-16-2013 04:23:07 | More by cam12
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Buffalo Butt from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.