One Buffalo
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #258
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
81
Ranked #27,264
Avg:
3.55 | pDev: 12.96%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
57
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 20, 2021
Added:
Jul 24, 2015
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  37
SCORE
81
Good
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Notes: "very smooth, slightly hoppy, easy drinking" -JCock, Southern Tier brewer.

One Buffalo is the product of a partnership between Southern Tier Brewing Company and Pegula Sports and Entertainment for Buffalo Bills and Sabres fans. A combination of North American hops, malted barley, oats and wheat, it’s a smooth, refreshing craft beer brewed to 4.8 percent alcohol/volume.
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Rated: 4.12 by Critter6 from Pennsylvania

Apr 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.9 by AndrewBuffalo from Illinois

Feb 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.44 by Mikexw from New York

May 21, 2018
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.87/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours clear, gold in color with one inch head. Taste is grass and pilsner malt. Light bodied, moderate carbonation and sweet. Solid kolsch pilsner hybrid. Easy to throw down.
May 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.61 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Feb 11, 2018
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Clear straw yellow with a small foamy white. Medium-poor retention. A thin remains, leaving spotty lacing.

Smells of grass, lemon, honey, cereal graininess, clover, and hay.

Tastes of light dough/white cracker with a touch of honey. Very light, pale malt, equally balanced by soft, floral, zesty hop character. Lemon, grass, white pepper, hay, and clover shine through. Extremely crisp, clean, and lightly dry.

Feels light, but not watery. It fills the palate and smooths quickly across the palate, finishing crisp and lightly dry. Very thirst-quenching and refreshing.

Overall, this is a solid beer. Simple, straightforward and refreshing.
Feb 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Zach136 from Georgia

Apr 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.56 by Gkruszewski from New York

Mar 15, 2017
 
Rated: 2.78 by DaveCash from New York

Feb 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.54 by pottergator from New York

Jan 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by deonreds from New York

Dec 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.07 by bdaggett from New York

Sep 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.18 by T-34-85 from New York

Sep 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.46 by nater919 from New York

Aug 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.36 by Gawz from New York

Aug 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

Aug 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.82 by ClePaul from Ohio

Jul 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by msondel from Massachusetts

Jul 04, 2016
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Rated by BillRoth from Maryland

3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had at Duff's Rochester. Perfect complement to the wings. Light, refreshing but still solid hops.
Jun 30, 2016
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Rated by BuzzIPAman from New York

3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Not bad but not as good as the Southern Tier IPA or the 2X
Jun 15, 2016
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Reviewed by Rock_Glenn from New York

3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
The first time I drank this, I hated it. No flavor, no smell, strange body, no aftertaste. But after a few tries, this beer isn't that bad. It really is an ale that drinks like a lager, but without that sour lager aftertaste. And I suppose that's a plus. Overall it's pretty bland, the hops profile really is nice tasting, but good like smelling it.
May 31, 2016
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Reviewed by LandRoverErik from New York

3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
All around good drinking beer. Not too heavy, not too light. Definitely designed for 1st timers or your typical Buffalonians who have never had anything other than Labatt or Molson. I think they did well with the flavor. It is a good balance to attract your domestic drinker as well as satisfy those of us who prefer a more flavorful option.
Apr 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Wortman1998 from New York

Apr 24, 2016
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at 2016 Hogs and Hops.
Large foamy durable head. Light body.
Light aroma with biscuits, and hints of citrus fruits.
Flavor follows. Leans towards bold and hoppy for style.

Overall: clean, rather unremarkable, light pils.
Apr 16, 2016
 
Rated: 2.97 by RWLawman from North Carolina

Apr 07, 2016
 
Rated: 2.8 by Darkastlemaster from New York

Mar 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.39 by logicalparadox from New York

Mar 22, 2016
 
 
Rated: 3.29 by jmaskell33 from New York

Mar 04, 2016
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

2.83/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
A: crystal clear; pale straw; 1 finger white head that receded to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: grainy; corn;

T: grainy for a moment, then corn to the finish; virtually no bitterness; a little metallic in the aftertaste;

M: light bodied; light carbonation;

O: I get that this is a beer designed to attract the adjunct lager crowd, but I think Southern Tier could have brewed a better beer than this and still accomplished their goal;
Feb 16, 2016
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Reviewed by biegaman from Canada (ON)

4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Buffalo has some of the harshest, coldest, most ungodly winters in the country and yet this beer that bears the city's name is all sunshine and sand: this daisy yellow liquid is bright enough to look like it was once part of the sun itself. And its head is reminiscent of the white beaches you'd see in a travel add.

One Buffalo was made for Pegula Sports and Entertainment, the owners of the Bills and Sabres, so we know who the target market is. I'm sure anything that doesn't smell of corn syrup and foul, skunky adjuncts would be an improvement over the offerings at Ralph Wilson Stadium or First Niagara Center...

But this aroma has a bright, prominent, zesty aroma that completely shatters expectations. I don't know what all the Blue Light drinkers make of it but I'm in hop heaven! A combo of Willamette and Centennial creates this sublime overture of grass, flowers, and citrus for the clean, grainy malt base.

For a lowly Blonde Ale this thing sure has character - it may be simple but it's far from plain. Each sip opens with a wonderfully pleasant lemon drop flavour that then shares the stage with rose petals, orange peel, and even a pinch of lavender. The malt is dry, crisp, and faintly bready. It, too, is delicious.

It's typically Southern Tier's heavy-hitters that most people are enamored with (given fantastic offerings like Pumking, Choklat and UnEarthly, to name just a few, it's understandable why that is). But One Buffalo is truly the most impressive beer of theirs I've had in years. This style doesn't get any better.
Feb 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by Tschnab from New York

Feb 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.53 by Cooker_stp from New York

Jan 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.92 by Almasi_ from New York

Jan 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.6 by smithj4 from New York

Dec 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.58 by DrBass from Maryland

Dec 25, 2015
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Reviewed by BeerLover50 from New York

2.21/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2
poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Absolutely no head, average golden color. Not looking good too far. But the smell intrigued me. Wasn't very strong, but a hint of some sort of a Mexican beer? I don't know, but the aroma was not very noticeable. Tasted flat, not very pleasant. I might try this review on a later date on a fresh palate, but as of now I would never drink this again.
Dec 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.95 by JMili from New York

Nov 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.16 by KWolf from New York

Nov 24, 2015
One Buffalo from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 76 ratings