Buffalo Butt - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 19.14%
Wants: 3
Gots: 25 | 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

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Beer added by: allengarvin on 05-05-2007

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Ratings: 119 | Reviews: 32
Photo of Reagan1984
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%
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 ballewblake
2.76/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Photo of mhewes
3.68/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Photo of IBUnit63
3.43/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of hobbes2112
3.43/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked this up today at the Cityview Majestic.

I had this beer once back in the previous bottling days and it was mediocre at best. I had actually forgotten about it until I read the two other reviews, but it rings a bell now.

The beer is a nice clean amber with pretty much average/slightly above average everything. At $8.50 this is a little too pricey, but I like drinking local.

Photo of MrHungryMonkey
3.57/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Photo of allengarvin
3.78/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

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Buffalo Butt from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.