Buzzard Breath Ale
Big Rock Brewery

Buzzard Breath AleBuzzard Breath Ale
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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
ABV:
5%
Score:
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Avg:
2.79 | pDev: 3.94%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
3
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Big Rock Brewery
 
Alberta, Canada
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.93/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dark yellow, 1/2" white head, lace didn't happen. Carbonation on point. Aroma had some old sawdust like malt vibe going for it.

Not much taste wise. Thin body, woody exterior. Label coolest thing about the beer. Didn't offer much beyond a mass produced beer other than an ale yeast instead of a lager.

Apr 02, 2016
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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

2.75/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark yellow pour, average carbonation, not much lace. Aroma was pretty nonexistant aside from a woody earthy feel to it.

Not a lot going on here tastewise, minimal hop presence, minimal malt presence. Pretty thin. Seems like an introductory level beer, or just a one off thing with more effort put into the label design. Not bad, just kind of there.

Drinkable enough, but the price $6.99/6 pack back in the day was a little much for not much being brought to the table.

Oct 21, 2010
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IronDjinn from Canada

2.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is brewed specifically for the Bottlescrew Bills pub as well as Buzzard's restaurant (same building). Big Rock has been brewing this exclusively for Bottlescrew Bills for years now, however I recently found out that it is now being contracted out to Wild Rose. So this was my final chance to sample the Big Rock version of it before it became defunct.

Served in a pint glass, came with a thin mottled layer of head, some lacing the more I drank it. A clear, crisp dark gold in colour. Nose has some mild sweet malt, very light hop presence. Tasted like a watered down version of Warthog, thin malt for the flavour, the slightest floral hops on the finish, one could question whether they were actually drinking a lager as opposed to a pale ale. Mouthfeel was light, not much body. Quite disappointing really, it lacks character and flavour, especially being touted as the "house beer" for the largest beer bar in the Prairies. I'll be curious to check out Wild Rose's version of this, but won't be waiting at the edge of my seat for it either.

Mar 08, 2004
Buzzard Breath Ale from Big Rock Brewery
Beer rating: 2.79 out of 5 with 3 ratings