Buffalo Kolsch 716 | Flying Bison Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Flying Bison Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
As of June 2011, the name has changed from Dawn Patrol Gold to Flying Bison Summer Beer per Facebook post "Dawn Patrol Gold is now Flying Bison Summer Beer." Same recipe, new name.

Added by CBFanWish on 03-15-2004

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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 15
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of kimlhurst
3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Very neutral aroma & taste, Slight lemon taste at first sip. Sessionable especially on a summer's day. I like it.

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Photo of Sammy
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of their best. A creamy lovely kolsch, that cuts the edge of the style. Cloudy blonde, like my kids' hair. Creamy mouthfeel. German pearly hops used, and some wheat. Citrus on the lemony side. Refreshing clean with nice finish not so dry. A winning summer brew. Tim, bottle this one please.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of vtskidog
3.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It was pretty good beer. Not quite my favorite of all time. From this brewery, I liked the Rusty Chain better. This beer had a pleasant appearance. Taste was somewhat complex, in that it had a variety of pleasant notes. A little bit of a floral note. My wife thought it was a slightly sour (as opposed to sweet) and a tad bitter. Again, overall a good drinkable beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of Nyg
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Like kolsch a lot. This one just not worth buying. Had out of a can couldn't see how it looked or poured. It was dry with a medium hop and other than that quite tasteless.

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Photo of Badwolf333
4.15/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler filled at the Flying Bison Brewery and poured to a glass of the same.

Ah, a nice summer day calls for a nice summer brew. Since this is brewed basically in my back yard making it the freshest summer brew i could get my hands on. Pours a clear clean golden pale with medium visible carbonation and a 1 finger head that gives some decent retention through out the pint. Smells of grain, earthy, slight hops, slight caramel, and slight citrus. Nice fruity malts on the tongue, juicy apples, spice, ginger, mild hops on the finish. Nice German style lager. Extremely crisp and refreshing this beer screams "lawnmower beer", light in body, and leaves the mouth dry for another sip. Overall this is pretty good, very good when very cold and hits the summer beer spot.

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3/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of weller1js
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: pours a deep golden color, clear and well-carbonated, only light foam which leaves only a slight ring of lacing.

S: light dry and similarly light toasty grain notes, refreshing essence

T: begins mild yet buttery, dry bitter hops present themselves through the middle, with a light dryness melding with a buttery/toasty finish.

O: smooth and refreshing, decent abv, very drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of BJB13
3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours Bright gold and very clear. The two inch white head didn't last long and diminished to a delicate cap with thin bars of lacing that is being generated by a constant stream of bubbles (this didn't stop until the glass was empty). This one looks great and is rather lively in the glass.

Aromas of yeast with white grape and a sweet smelling grainy note make up a nose that is subtle but nice. The taste is light and clean. It starts grainy with a light fruity sweetness, lemon being the one flavor that stands out, and moves to finish that is dry and clean. As with the nose there isn't an abundance coming through but what is there, is nice. The body is on the high side of light. Carbonation is medium to high giving a crispness to an otherwise smooth feel. When it warms I do get a small bit of chalkiness.

This is my first Kolsch so I can't say that this is a good one, it seems a lot like a pilsner to me. That being said, it is very drinkable. Light and refreshing It does seem to be mostly within the guidelines for style.

I will say this is a pretty good beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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Buffalo Kolsch 716 from Flying Bison Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 67 ratings