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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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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 GarthDanielson
2.98/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.35/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Interesting label, if not altogether appetizing. Nothing says delicious beer like a buffalo's ass! Pours a somewhat clear reddish color with a 1 finger light beige head that displays average retention and some lacing.

Nose is biscuity and a bit caramely with a light fruity edge, maybe some green apples and grapes. Mild hop aroma is a bit grassy.

Alot of toasty bitterness and a fair amount of hop presence cover most of the malt sweetness. It is a bit thin and watery, without much depth of flavors. It's a pretty simple Amber Ale that is pretty easy to throw back a couple of.

Photo of gford217
2.6/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

Photo of Reagan1984
2.45/5  rDev -24.1%
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.

Photo of gtermi
2.93/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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.

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Sparky44
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of duff247
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Jame515
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of armock
2.53/5  rDev -21.7%
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

Photo of waiting4lunch
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of BigBry
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of HardTarget
3.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Ah, the old Yellow Rose label. This here beer young 'uns, is a reminder of what Texas Micro breweries were all about. Praise God for your fancy "Stone" imports and yummy Live Oak hefes.

A) Clear deep amber brown body holds a dark tan furry head.

S) Nutty caramel malt with an earthy side

T) Good malt backbone but well balanced with mild earthy peppery hops that give great bittering without much flavor. Very well balanced, but in a way that flavors cancel each other out.

M) Light body, very firm fizzy carbonation, dry finish.

D) There's nothing wrong here and I could see an enjoyable afternoon sipping these in the sun, but there's a yawn factor. Mild, well made amber.

Photo of alleykatking
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle. Many thanks go out to AttitudeBrew for this Texas bottle!

A- Pours a dark red color with a hint of haze to it. Half finger light tan head shows poor retention and leaves some spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Caramel malts dominate everything in the aroma. Some light fruit like notes and grassy hops finish up the aroma profile on this beer.

T- Caramel malts in the aroma dominates the flavor in the entire beer. Middle of the beer has some light fruity flavors. Ending of the beer is mostly grassy hops and light caramel malts.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Caramel malts with hints of darker fruits left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly alcohol, caramel malts, and darker fruits. Flavors were pretty well balanced for the style. No real off flavors were present in this one. Medium alcohol drying on the palate.

D- Lower ABV makes this one a nice drinker. I don't really care for ambers to be honest but this one really surprised me. I do like this beer and would love to have it again.

Photo of ssimpson89
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Danobold
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of deadliest
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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 csfcmitchell
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of rowew
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz longneck, twistoff. Buffalo ass is prominently featured on the label - "Everything it's cracked up to be." No information about what type of beer this is, or ABV, or a date. How about some info on your label?

Appearance: Slightly hazy amber color, large head with decent retention.

Smell: Fairly plain - a bit of malt, just a little bit of floral hops.

Taste: Meh - this is a very typical amber - not much to distinguish it.

Overall impression: This beer is fine, but nothing to seek out.

Photo of IBUnit63
3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Many thanks to mhewes for providing another example of the fine Texas craft brew scene...

Perfect copper color with carbonation slowly rising in sync. Thin head with rye bread color.

Wheat, rye, a little Germanic hop presence. Slight sweetness - a little clammy but enjoyable.

Quite earthy and grassy - a slight tinny aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is typical for style - slight pucker from hop presence and a little aftertaste.

Maybe drinks a little heavy for mild flavor profile but a good sessionable brew for its style.

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