Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

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Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
Texas, United States
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #370
Ranked #27,998
3.47 | pDev: 13.54%
Aug 21, 2021
Jan 30, 2012
Notes: 1836 combines our three favorite viewing traditions: the British Biters, the Belgian Trappist ales, & the American Hop Movement.
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Reviewed by BroBobby70 from Texas

3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. can poured into Imperial Pint glass
Look: Copper color, 3-finger creamy head that reduced to thin layer, excellent carbonation and lacing
Smell: Malty with hints of caramel
Taste: Medium bitter, some toffee, hints of citrus (grapefruit?) and copper, slightly dry finish
Feel: Medium body, light carbonation,
Overall: An above average beer, slightly complex. Will drink again.
Pair with grilled or barbecued foods, cheddar cheese or pound cake,
Aug 21, 2021
Rated: 3.68 by thegreatnicoli from Texas

Nov 26, 2020
Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 20, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Nov 24, 2019
Rated: 3.84 by Mortarforker from Texas

Sep 15, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Nick4444 from Texas

Jan 29, 2019
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Reviewed by JohnDon from Texas

3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Had poured from a can at bar into a cold mug. Look was a gold amber color, with only one finger of foam that dissipated quickly. Smell was light matlyness. Taste was of a mild maltyness, and some caramel notes. Feel was light with mild carbonation. Overall a very easy to drink beer, but did not have any notable characteristics.
Oct 23, 2018
Rated: 3.6 by SicemWT from Texas

Jul 12, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by bromannrn from Texas

Jun 20, 2018
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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

5/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Dark amber with gold tinted head that holds up well. Smells heavy of malt with some spicy notes. The taste is surprisingly hoppy. It’s a strong bittering hop that does a good job of balancing the malt but doesn’t really add much flavor or aroma. Its not my favorite but it’s a good change of pace.

Tried it again on 08/11/18. It is very similar to Bass pale ale, but better. More of a burnt carmel toffee flavor. Definitely better than Bass.

I haven’t had this for some time now. I’d forgotten how much toasted flavor this has.
It’s malty but has a strong (magnum) hops hit that counteracts the heavy malts. It’s not really sweet at all. Definitely one of the better amber ales.

Very drinkable, I enjoy this more every time I try it. It is in another universe compared to Yeungling. Anyone comparing it to the macro east coast fraud is a troll. I think Yeungling is ok but it’s not even close to being as good as 1836. Unless, you have a fairly unsophisticated palette.
Jun 14, 2018
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Reviewed by Thankin_Hank from Texas

3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Nice copper color and decent head. Not much smell but a bit floral. Tastes like copper. But kinda smooth and easy going down. Could be a session beer.
May 24, 2018
Rated: 3.46 by kkarimi from Texas

Apr 20, 2018
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Can purchased at a beer store in Austin, TX.

"Copper ale." 5.7% ABV.

Pours a frothy off-white head atop a copper (indeed...) body. Appears filtered. No yeast/lees are visible within. Seems well-carbonated judging by the ~4 minute retention.

Aroma is emphatic of malts; I'm getting amber malts - possible Vienna or CaraMunich? Hop profile is mild in intensity and herbal in character.

Texture is creamy, medium-bodied, smooth, wet, and well-carbonated. Somewhat refreshing.

Herbal hop flavours merge with amber malts (not Vienna, but probably Munich) to good effect, with 2-row filling out the malt bill. Simplistic but well-balanced. Lacks the toastiness one finds in many amber malt based beers and the hop profile is uninteresting but it's nicely built for what it is.

I might prefer Yuengling in terms of American amber beers, and the faint fruity esters imparted by the ale yeast used in this don't elevate it above amber lagers like Yuengling. This is certainly in the same camp in terms of simple drink-it-by-the-pitcher-with-pizza amber beers, and I'd prefer a more assertive pungent hop profile as well as some toastiness if this wants to compete with amber ales. Taken in stride as a "copper ale" it's not bad stuff, and one could do worse than a sixer of this for ~$8.99. Drinkable but unremarkable, 1836 is a competently brewed ale but not one I'd knowingly purchase again given the myriad superior amber malt based ales in the market.

Feb 11, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by ryan_sprayberry from Texas

Dec 21, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by DYanez_26 from Texas

Nov 17, 2017
Rated: 3.54 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Sep 21, 2017
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Reviewed by Pegasus from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Hazy copper color, with a lot of suspended carbonation. The large, dense white head soon fades to a scattering of foam on the surface. Scattered, patchy lacing rings the glass wall.

Aroma: Prominent citrus rind, as well as a strong note of toasted malt, quite pleasant.

Taste: Open with robust citrus hops, tending toward grapefruit and lemon rind. Soon after, substantial toasted malt presents, this carries the taste throughout, although the hops remain notable throughout. The ABV of 5.9% falls in the middle of the range for the style, and was not tasted or felt. Finishes with the solid malt backbone and strong hop profile intact.

Mouth feel: Soft, full, and pleasant, with just a hint of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Really quite good, offers a lot of complexity for an example of its style. Would pair well with barbecue or smoked meats. In all, it reminds me of bolder, more robust version of New Belgium's Fat Tire Amber Ale. Buffalo Bayou 1836 is under-rated, in my opinion.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Jul 04, 2017
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Reviewed by Robert_G from Texas

3.94/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: Beautiful copper color, lacy head that lasts; Smell: Citrusy; Taste: Citrusy, clean with a nice malty highlight; Feel: creamy. Overall this is a very fine ale. It's really delicious. It finishes cleanly. I believe that this ale is under-appreciated. The average BA score of 80 is way too low.
Jun 23, 2017
Rated: 2 by jeschaefer from Texas

Jun 11, 2017
Rated: 3 by Dface from Texas

May 15, 2017
Rated: 3.44 by Junichi from Texas

May 11, 2017
Rated: 4 by frasergrove from California

Apr 21, 2017
Rated: 3.34 by Luckydog91 from Texas

Mar 29, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by BryantForestry from Texas

Mar 04, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jan 18, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Dec 28, 2016
Rated: 3.82 by DutchcdnTEXAN from Texas

Nov 03, 2016
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Rated by Beerucee from Texas

4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sep 21, 2016
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Reviewed by marauding_prongs from Texas

4.6/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Great beer. It is an amber beer. It has that copper (think sucking on pennys) taste that ambers can have and I like. It is one of their most popular beers, and I can tell why.
Jul 23, 2016
Rated: 3.27 by PabloSanDiego from California

Jun 21, 2016
Rated: 2.54 by mghoward10 from Ohio

May 13, 2016
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Golden orange yellow color with a decent head and lacing. Smell is light but slightly floral. Malty taste, slightly bitter. Not bad.
May 11, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Apr 02, 2016
Rated: 3.42 by cgrunin from Texas

Mar 16, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by thatche2 from Georgia

Mar 15, 2016
Rated: 3.61 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Feb 23, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by brbremer from Texas

Jan 31, 2016
Rated: 3.38 by Bung from Michigan

Jan 03, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by Jcmikey from Texas

Nov 30, 2015
Rated: 3.66 by jmills3 from Texas

Oct 29, 2015
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