Buffalo Bock | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: German Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Weizenbock aged in an Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel barrel.

Added by MBrausen on 02-21-2012

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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by kbutler1:
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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft. Poured into a small goblet. Slightly cloudy carmel color with a light tan head, head tries to stay but minimal head retention. Collars. Caramel, apple, slight spice, vanilla all in the nose. The Bourbon is there too but not overbearing. Sweet caramel not transitions to a slightly hot booze note but doesn’t overpower that much, will be nice to see this settle in the bottle for a while and smooth out. This was my least anticipated barrel release from town hall and I’m really surprised how well I like it. Medium mouthfeel.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
2.93/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Buffalo bock pours a redish like color, with a nice large white head. There are strong alchool, and wood like aromas. The taste is much the same, rather boozy, strong wood like flavors, and a profound sourness. Full flavors, but the more I drank, the less I wanted this. Overall I found this a tough beer to finish.

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Photo of Schlais
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deebo
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of warmbier804
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattyG85
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub. Served in a Town Hall chalice glass.

Appearance: Color is a deep dark brownish amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three fingers of off white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A whiskey barrel forward aroma with solid hints of sweet caramel and fruit undertones. Big hints of bourbon whiskey upfront with some vanilla, oak, and wood. Toasted bready malts with hints of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, yeast, and wheat grains. Some candied burnt sugars along with a slight hint of cloves and pepper. Hints of banana and apple as well as some dark fruit hints of fig, prune, plum, raisin, and dark cherry. Hop scent is very light. Very good aroma.

Taste: Follows the nose pretty well, big taste of the bourbon barrel with lots of caramel malt and fruits. Big bourbon barrel taste throughout with notes of oak chip, vanilla, and wood. Sweet toasted malts with notes of caramel, toffee, yeast, biscuit, and wheat grains. Some brown sugar and candied sugar. Notes of banana and apple fruits along with some dark prune, fig, plum, cherry, and raisin. Light presence of earthy hops in the back end. The bourbon notes blend nicely with the malts. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and somewhat chewy and syrupy. A little booze heat is felt.

Overall: A very good bourbon barrel aged version of a Weizenbock. Nice creamy notes of bourbon, caramel malt, and fruit.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdaschaf
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vonerichs
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy dark beige body with an off white head. Scattered spots of lace.

The bourbon is front and center in the nose with vanilla and oak. Some light bready notes is about all that's left of the base.

The bock shows up more in the flavor with a light tart apple, banana, and bread pudding. Then back to the bourbon, which is long in the finish.

I was quite impressed by the way this lower abv, lighter bodied beer held up
to the barrel aging. It's a medium body, but relatively lighter than most bba. Smooth.

The bourbon really dominates and I would have liked to have experienced more of the bock, but still a very good drink.

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Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of arniepnminne
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CaptainFleeker
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of FreshmanPour77
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Hopsiam14
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of largadeer
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, David.

Muddy dark amber body capped by two fingers of head. Solid head retention and lacing. Smells strongly of red apples, whiskey and oak. A little yeasty and hot, not overly complex. Palate has banana and red apple, oak and whiskey. Surprisingly, this has pretty harmonious flavors, and the barrel doesn't completely dominate the base beer. Body is about medium, decently hefty for the ABV. Solid stuff for what it is.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.33/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CCutch
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Sender
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of jarrgal
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of MBrausen
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at The bottle release day.

Pours a nice hazy dark amber color, nice 1mm head quickly resting to a thin ring, mild lacing, consistently murky

Smells of slight banana, some bourbon, a cherry almost sherry smell, red grapes, a little red wine, and wonderful boozy hints.

Tastes of wonderful sweet booze, sweet bourbon, cherries, floral and sweet sugar finish

Medium thick body, medium low carbonation, nice tingle of the booze, mildly hot,

This is very nice beer. Sweet and boozy! It is wonderful if you like a hotter feeling beer. And for me, I love the bourbon in this. Is does lose some of the traditional fastest with this style, but man is it a beautiful finished product.

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Photo of sendsilk
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Buffalo Bock from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 83 ratings