Tasmanian Devil | Buffalo Bill's Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Buffalo Bill's Brewery
California, United States
buffalobillsbrewery.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beerguy101 on 09-30-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
16.09%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Avatar113
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 88caprice
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Peach/orange in color. Little to no head at first, but later a foamy skim accumulated.
Smells of sweet fruit juice, some malts, hops, and alcohol.
Tastes a little sweet, brown sugar, malts. A little grassy and spicy.
A medium body, a little sticky.

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Photo of Tone
4.08/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of strong alcohol, strong sweet malt, caramel malt, rye, pale malt, slight hops, and slight yeast. Fits the style of an American Strong Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is a noticeable bitterness and dryness. Tastes of strong alcohol, strong sweet malt, spicy hops, sight citrus hops, slight caramel malt, hint of rye, and pale malt. Overall, good appearance, strong body and aroma, with a decent blend.

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Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sphmiel
3.07/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours copper with a big head, quickly fading to a lingering lace.
Fruity nose, sweet malts, tropical fruits flavors. Alcohol is present, distracting from the flavor.
Interesting display of Tasmanian hops.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mkaram
4.63/5  rDev +33%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of russpowell
4.19/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent amber with 2+ fingers of ivory colored head. Great lacing & head retention

S: Pear & a little grapefruit plus grassiness

T: Pear, nectarine, a little grapefruit & tangerine up front, some mango as well. Pink grapefruit & mango as this warms, a little peach as well & some grassiness. Finishes with a tropical flourish, some grassiness & melon

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation & nice balance

Drinks so easy for the ABV, this is really well done, not sure why it's called an Old Ale...

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Photo of jmd1978
2.71/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Amber color with inch of head. Nose is faint malts and hops with some sweetness. Taste is pretty plain beer taste. Stronger version of a macro. Sweet lingering finish. Pretty average beer. Meat and potatoes type beer. Not horrible but nothing special to it.

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Photo of madelf66
3.99/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.17/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spycow
3.19/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aussiebeer
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Alpha309
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of trickynicky
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Blazer22
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Yancey82
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of MrLost
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of REAL_Harrison
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of mrfrancis
2.82/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a ruddy, slightly murky amber with a creamy, clinging whitish head.

S: Not a lot of character on the nose-some relatively faint scents of toffee, heavy cream, brown sugar, and grassy, herbal hops are all I can detect.

T: Notes of caramel, treacle, brown sugar, horehound candy, toffee, heavy cream, honey roasted nuts, grassy hops, and peppery alcohol dominate the mouth. The finish is sticky and sweet with ludicrously pronounced brown sugar and toffee flavors underpinned by grassy, herbal hop and peppery alcohol notes.

M: Somewhat full in body, but still thinner than I normally prefer beers of this style to be. Very sticky in the mouth. Carbonation is inappropriately airy and crisp. Alcohol is punchy and pronounced.

O: Nothing comes together here. This is a beer that seems to be stuck between stations. It is not a DIPA, it is not a barleywine, and it is also not a typical strong ale. I do not really know what to make of this, but at least it is not entirely unpalatable.

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Photo of Mikeb8
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of ChipMurray
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of neil2me
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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Tasmanian Devil from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
3.48 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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