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Buffalo Butt - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 19.5%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | 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:
Beer added by: allengarvin on 05-05-2007

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Photo of EagleTalon
3.1/5  rDev -4%
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.

Photo of pschul4
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ByMySword
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Rozyravens
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of Kornoms
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of bullcrapp
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Danobold
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Amistoso
5/5  rDev +54.8%

Photo of bpackertx
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of zildjian2800
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Vashtar
2.4/5  rDev -25.7%
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.

Photo of burnerfinger
3.23/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of CrashOverride
1/5  rDev -69%

Photo of duff247
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of kmckinnon87
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of mjurney
3.4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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 SWMeyer4141
1.9/5  rDev -41.2%
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?

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 LBBeer
3.15/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at DFW.

I think that this is being poorly scored because it is an amber lager (according to their website), not an amber ale as it is categorized here.

A--Beautiful burnt amber color and a frothy head.

S--Nice caramel malty aroma.

T--Middle of the road, slight roasty with a little hops in a crisp finish.

M--Thinner than I would like, but I don't drink a lot of lager.

O--Definitely a brew targeted against the Shiner Bock market here, and it definitely delivers. Best brew I've found in DFW.

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 JMad
4.03/5  rDev +24.8%
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.

Photo of jbphoto88
3.38/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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 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.

Buffalo Butt from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.