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Tasmanian Devil | Buffalo Bill's Brewery

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Tasmanian DevilTasmanian Devil

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beerguy101 on 09-30-2003

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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 63
Reviews by barczar:
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3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky copper with a dense cream head than lingers, leaving sheets of lacing as it slowly dissipates.

Caramel, toffee, prunes, raisins, and figs form the initial aroma, along with booze and light phenolic notes.

Flavor lacks far behind the promising aroma. There's a bit of bruised cherry and dates, but it's predominantly dry, with just a touch of tea-like flavor at the dry, bitter finish.

Body is moderate, with moderate to slightly low carbonation and high alcohol warmth.

Great aroma, disappointing flavor.

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Photo of JasonFromLA
1.25/5  rDev -63.8%

Photo of russpowell
4.19/5  rDev +21.4%
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 ohiobeer29
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of Segelstrom
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Magery
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of buzzy
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of HungarianCount
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of ChipMurray
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Chegui
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of MidwestBA
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Looking beyond the twist off I see a fairly hazy bright amber brown with a 1/4 inch of somewhat sticky head.
S - Smell is fairly pleasant with orange zest, some caramel malts, and a touch of citrus hops. Somewhat oaky too.
T - Well it's ok for an old ale, the citrus hops take a backseat leading to caramel sweet malts, some sugar cookie dough, and a touch of lemon or orange peel.
M - ABV is kind of hidden drinks much thicker for almost 7%. Mostly medium bodied.

Overall these guys seem to be hit or miss for me and this one is just OK. I was actually hoping this was a DIPA or an amber version of their "Alimony ale" since that beer is great.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of REAL_Harrison
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of jmd1978
2.71/5  rDev -21.4%
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 AnitaBrewski
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Mikeb8
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Shawnspl
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of ROGUE16
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of MrLost
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Hellpop65
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Buffalo Bills Tasmanian Devil

12 oz stubby bottle, states the hops were grown in Tasmania. Pours a light amber color. Aroma of earthy, resinous hops. Some floral and pine notes abound. Toasted malts and alcohol also are noticeable. In the taste, solid hop flavor with earthy pine and resin notes. Malt character is lightly toasted and full of caramel. Has a light tang to it, and a pinch of alcohol. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Overall, this is a pretty good beer. I'd get this again some time.

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Photo of aussiebeer
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nihilistkid
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of BoOmerG
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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Tasmanian Devil from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
3.45 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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