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Buffalo Butt - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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75
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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
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%

dgrauwiler, Nov 16, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.9%

CrashOverride, Dec 25, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -53.4%

titusgroan, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of SWMeyer4141
1.9/5  rDev -41%
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?

SWMeyer4141, Aug 29, 2011
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2/5  rDev -37.9%

renaveg, Mar 29, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.9%

Sazz9, Jul 23, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

Maverickdp, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Vashtar
2.4/5  rDev -25.5%
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.

Vashtar, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Reagan1984
2.45/5  rDev -23.9%
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.

Reagan1984, Dec 21, 2008
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2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Rozyravens, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of armock
2.53/5  rDev -21.4%
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

armock, Nov 11, 2009
Photo of gford217
2.6/5  rDev -19.3%
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.

gford217, Oct 19, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Westyn, Aug 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Jdotswizz, Aug 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

duff247, Dec 18, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

OgreSanchez, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of ballewblake
2.8/5  rDev -13%
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.

ballewblake, Oct 11, 2008
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2.9/5  rDev -9.9%
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

fjordhook, Jan 06, 2010
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2.93/5  rDev -9%
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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2.95/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

MouthfulOfchris, Oct 14, 2012
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2.98/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

GarthDanielson, May 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

pastramionrye7, Jul 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

mcdsports, Jun 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

ssimpson89, Nov 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

cam12, Jul 16, 2013
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Buffalo Butt from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.