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Buffalo Butt - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 20.63%


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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brentk56

North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev +12.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 02:55:28 | More by brentk56
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Mora2000

Texas

3.58/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2010 04:06:59 | More by Mora2000
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.35/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 21:29:39 | More by twiggamortis420
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

2.98/5  rDev -6.9%
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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gford217

Georgia

2.6/5  rDev -18.8%
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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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

2.45/5  rDev -23.4%
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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allengarvin

Texas

3.8/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2007 01:36:05 | More by allengarvin
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armock

New York

2.53/5  rDev -20.9%
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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HardTarget

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2009 05:21:43 | More by HardTarget
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alleykatking

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 19:04:55 | More by alleykatking
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rowew

Colorado

3/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 00:48:57 | More by rowew
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stephens101

Oklahoma

3.9/5  rDev +21.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2009 21:43:34 | More by stephens101
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2008 14:11:36 | More by IBUnit63
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MrHungryMonkey

Texas

3.55/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Medium-high sweetness - cotton candy aroma. Fruity tartness - floral.

Rusty amber. Crazy filtered clarity. Medium head that quickly resides to nothing.

Light lager - floral hop flourishes and a pleasant fruitiness. Medium to medium-light bitterness. Light toasty grainy malt warmth.

Thin body. Mild carbonation. Toasty fizzy.

Easy to drink and refreshing. Red/Vienna Lager stylings. Similar to Rahr's Red, but I think it's different. Fun to try, I like the label.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2007 22:34:14 | More by MrHungryMonkey
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EagleTalon

Arkansas

3.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours to a thin but permanent white head and no lacing. Color is a dull brown amber. Aroma has some pleasing caramel and sweet malt notes and faint earthy hops. Flavor is clean and steely with caramel sweetness and a harsh bitterness. Mouthfeel is chalky and rough and parching. On the balance it is rather average. Might go well with food but by itself it just lays there and chafes the palate.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 21:06:00 | More by EagleTalon
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jbphoto88

Texas

3.38/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poor start to this beer as it comes out of the bottle in an unimpressive fashion. The rusty brown color is muted by some haze but is mostly clear. The head is not only unimpressive but also non-existent. While there are some delicate bubbles coming up they never materialize in a suddsy head. Lame.

The nose is better but not much past average. There is some toasted, caramelized grains and your general run of the mill beer/ yeasty scent. It's mild but not very memorable.

What can I say... this is a good middle of the road brew. The taste is mild with the same caramel and toasted grain notes found in the nose. It's not bad but also not great. I am teetering on the verge of giving this a 3.5 but passed because the flavor finishes with a cheap beer twang. It's almost like buffalo butt was brewed with good ingredients but fermented with used coors light yeast.

Mouthfeel is where this B.Butt shines. It's crisp and bubbly with a fantastic combination of light bitterness and firm carbonation. The finish is moist and quenching making it a pleasure to drink despite the average showing everywhere else. A low review for an average beer but this is one I'd order again. It's got some taste, is easy to drink and very refreshing. It's not amazing but a solid simple beer worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2011 23:07:07 | More by jbphoto88
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JMad

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass...

The liquid was brown with maroon hues, there was an off white head that clung to the glass and left some lacing.

It smells of caramel malt, toast, and butter.

I could taste buttered biscuits and some herbal hops, there is a lemony accent with a bready, dry finish.

This beer is light, soft and smooth, there is a slight bite on the sides of the tongue.

I usually don't go for ambers but this one is well balanced between hops and malt and it's not too sweet. I think it's better than most typical ambers.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 21:21:23 | More by JMad
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gtermi

Texas

2.93/5  rDev -8.4%
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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mjurney

Texas

3.4/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Reddish-brown color, clear. Some carbonation. Small to no head.

Aroma:
Sweet grains. A little spicy.

Taste:
Sweetiness up front along with slight bitter hops. Sweet grainy, slight toasted. Hop bitterness is spicy.

Body:
Light bodied, very crisp. Well carbonated.

Finish:
Crisp and spicy finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 07:27:58 | More by mjurney
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SWMeyer4141

Texas

1.9/5  rDev -40.6%
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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mhewes

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A : Pours a clear copper color with a thin eggshell white head.

S : Malts, floral hops, some wheat

T : Malty, grassy flavor with a little bit of hop bitterness

M : Crisp and smooth. Light on the carbonation

D : Real easy to drink. Could be a good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2008 00:35:20 | More by mhewes
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a0lbudman

Alabama

3.69/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-amber color with a large off white head with a good lace
S-malt and hops with a citrus aroma
T-same as smell, has a malt and hop mixed with a citrus note
M-light body with high carbonation
O-good beer that was refreshing and looking forward to the next one

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 02:01:05 | More by a0lbudman
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ballewblake

New Jersey

2.8/5  rDev -12.5%
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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burnerfinger

Texas

3.23/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance:
darkish color,lots of clarity. a bit of a rose tinge. lite head that settles too quick

smell:
not much to the nose, a bit mettalic

taste:
a back of maltiness with a SLIGHTLY pleasant malty aftertaste.
with hops noticably lacking

body:
a bit watery and under carbonated

drinkabiltiy:
big time here, have a dozen with dinner.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 19:26:39 | More by burnerfinger
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Bagman007

Texas

3.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Reddish orange coloring with not a lot of head.

S- Light malty scent with a hint of hops in it as well.

T- Some what fruity and malty in taste, but it is also a little bit bland. Very slight yeast like taste.

M- Crisp feel, not too bitter. Fairly decent balance.

D- Extremely drinkable. A very good session beer.

Overall this is an OK beer. A little too watery and bland compared to other Amber Ale's.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2009 03:55:12 | More by Bagman007
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Buffalo Butt from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.