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Buffalo Lager | Flying Bison Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Sammy on 08-11-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,716
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
62
pDev:
14.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
Trade:
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of dogfishandi
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle at fridge temp. no bottled on date.

a copper golden color with just a slight haze. a small white head that settles to some thin patchy foam that stays awhile. decent webby lace. lots of carbonation bubbles rushing to the top.

mineraly lager yeast meets toasted grain with very light hints of caramel and honey.

light, easy flavors. mineral like lager yeast, toasted grains with hints of butter and caramel. finishes clean with just a light hit of citrus. just barely enough bitterness to balance out the sweetness.

light body, slightly watery. lots of carbonation.

for what it is, its not terrible. its done pretty well for the style actually. an easy drinking session beer that any beer drinker could get behind, but it leaves the beer geek wanting more... much more.

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Photo of allergictomacros
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear light gold with a somewhat weak head. Some grassy hops and fruity notes in the nose. Maybe some caramel as well. Flavour has some malt in it, some light fruit and a mild generic hoppiness - maybe some lemon and herbal flavours. Not bad, but nothing really stands out about this one.

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Photo of fishguyac
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of sliverX
2.76/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poored a deep straw gold. Very little head that quickly vanished all but to the sides of the glass. Disappointing in flavor not much better than you could poor out of any giants can. Not that the flavors very tempting just tastes most likely what the giants did before profits were all that mattered. Not something I'd seek out but if its this or bud light... you know where it'll go

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Photo of match1112
3.16/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a: clear golden copper body. inch of white creamy head slowly settles into a frothy cap. no lacing.

s: grassy grains, some caramel, sweet corn syrup.

t: typical lager. corn and other grains. a little fruity sweetness. a little lemon and herb on the finish.

o: very typical of a lager. easy drinking and unoffensive. not gonna blow your mind or make you think about whats in it. very good on a humid day.

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Photo of djgustafson
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of nodder
3.38/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aaronh
1.61/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Deep golden color with a slightly off-white head that quickly fades to a thin layer. Aroma is a slight hint of malt; very clean, very boring. Flavor is weird. Odd bitterness with funky metallic notes. Made me check for a date on the bottle - 11-20-06. There's some malt in there as well, maybe some hoppiness. Maybe this is just the misuse of some really catty hops? Mouthfeel is thin, drinkability is very poor. I may forever refer to this beer as "Buffalo Piss". It's headed to the water treatment facility in a hurry. If you see this one, keep moving along. There are at least 10,000 other beers that are better out there....

Just noticed, this was my 600th beer review. One of my worst beers.

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Photo of nater919
3.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of warriorsoul
2.14/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

# 2 in a mixed sixer picked up at Liquor World in Porter Square.
Straw yellow in color...a 1/2 finger of bright white head...some remains and leaves some thin lacing.
Slight caramel in the nose...some faint hops too.
Taste is biscuit malt and a slight floral hop flavor. Again, more of the metallic off-flavor that showed up in the Pale Ale...bottled in July of this year, so someone needs to step up in QA or these will not be well received IMO.
Body is extremely thin...almost watered down. Carbonation is ok, but this one is as boring as they come in the style.
I'll stick with the Aviator and Herc and pray that the metallic flavors are masked enough to let me enjoy those two offerings.

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Photo of Risser09
3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter - Bottling date of 10.30.06

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellowish orange with an impressive 3 inch white head that stays around for quite awhile. The head is capable of sustaining huge craters on its surface and way into the beer. This is what every beer's head should be (well, most beers)

Smell: Sweet, with some hop oil. Sort of a Sprite aroma. Still smells fresh with a nice floral bouquet, are we sure this is a lager?

Taste: Kind of bland. Malty up front with a good balance between the finishing hop bitterness.Not much to speak of here. But I do recognize a nice balance.

Mouthfeel: Slick and smoothe, not oily. Very nice carbonation and soda-esque drying but satisfying slickness.

Drinkability: I think the average review on here puts this beer at under 3 but it is more like a 4. Seriously. I think it does great in all categories except for taste. I could easily drink a 6 pack of these in the summer. It is going down very smoothe.

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
2.03/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From a 12 ounce bottle - Pours a clear pale yellow with below average carbonation, and almost no lacing. The aroma is dominated adjuncts and some floral hops. First sip is surprisingly tasteless with not a lot of flavor. Some hoppy bitterness is present but on a whole this is not much going on here. A big disappointment.

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Photo of jcdiflorio
3.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a nonic glass,golden,cloudy,a thin white layer of foam clings to the sides of the glass.Not a lot of carbination,not one of the more inviting lagers i've seen.
The aroma was a complex malt profile that was roasty,bisquity,smell of freshley ground coffee.Fruity with no real hop aromas,just a nice clean
smell. The aroma was more that of a darker beer.
The taste was nutty,toasty,light carmell,a slight burnt taste.A clean bitterness with a touch of citrus.
A light to medium mouthfeel,with a nice mellow bitterness,easy on the palate.
A good drinkable beer,not great,not bad either.The tasted seemed to kind of grow on me the more I drank.I wouldn't seek this beer out, but I wouldn't mind drinking it again either.

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Photo of GRFounder
3.48/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of beerphan
3.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle -> pint
botted on 103006, stamped on the label
oh boy, this is old...

Pours a slightly hazed pale orange with golden highlights. The carbonation on this one is not like the other brews from the mixed case. The others poured mostly head, whereas this one pours with just a small film of head. A few random dots of lace.

Nose: grains, wheat?

Somewhat water crisp mouthfeel. Flavors are quick. Some graininess, a light bitterness. Some citrus flavor along with the bitterness, mostly lemon.

This one is probably super quaffable fresh on a hot summer day. Personally, i'd pass and look for something with more flavor.

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Photo of gabedivision
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a pilsner glass

Pours a light copper, with a 1/4 inch fluffy white head, lots of visible champagne like carbonation. A slight funk to the front of the nose, followed by a nice toasted malt note, a slight lemon with a faint bittering hop on the finish. Toasted malt, slight carbonation middle of the mouth, metallic lemon flavor mid sip, clean soapy finish. Light on the mouthfeel, fizzy, funky, quenching. Overall; I dunno, it's a lager! Boring, light, it's not bad, it's not good, it does however pair amazingly well with chicken wings, cheers!

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Photo of MSchae1017
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big Fluffy head, holds well leaving lace, slightly hazy golden body.

Clean bready and biscuity malt charcater. Not much on hops.

Slightly astringent hop character with a bready sweet malt flavor.

Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

Pretty bland yet unoffensive. Drinkable, but not your first choice

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Photo of ejh06752
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
2.56/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It's a pretty good lager. Reminds me of a light bodied schwarzbier. Call me crazy, but I get hints of peanut butter.

Edit. Meh, nothing special.

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Photo of foureyedgeek
2.53/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hmm, how to start?

This is my most unimpressive beer I've reviewed yet, in all aspects. It pours a flat looking yellow with little head appearing, and what does show leaves quickly.

Pretty blunt smell, this smells like 'beer' and not the type a BA thinks of when they think beer, but more the stereotype of beer. Nothing special.

Taste is much the same, this isn't that much different than the offerings from the big 3, other than it not being 'lite', so its got a bit more to it. It kind of takes like I'm drinking it out of a can.

Super ight mouthfeel, pretty watery and thin. Kind of flat, too.

Sorry, this is drinkable only by its lack of any real flavor. One is enough.

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Photo of tsp247
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Johnnyv310
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of basica
3.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My cousin, Chris, got this for me from New York; it was a random beer that he chose off the shelf
when he was unable to find the Mexican Negra Modelo. Thanks, Chris. :) Yes Buffalo Lager is from
a New York Brewery, presumably in Buffalo. I preferred American lagers to local lagers (DUH) and
to some German lagers but I was not totally confident in this one. However this Buffalo presented
me a present surprise. :) It pours out like normal lager with a small head which quickly
dissipates and looked a slightly darker shade of gold (not as bright as a pilsner); a fair
amount of carbonation is visible. It smells like a lager though the smell is not veyr strong from
the glass; it was stronger from the bottle's opening. When I tasted this lager, I was immediately
reminded of the familiar tastes from Brewerkz! Yes.. Malty and yeasty and it reminds me of the
steam beer from Brewerkz as this lager's yeast is probably fermented at a temperature closer to
ale temperatures. I think these traits existed in Samuel Adam's Boston Lager as well; perhaps
this is the way the Americans do it? (I regret not taking beer avidly when I was working in the
states) The after taste was also nicely malty and yeasty. What was interesting was the rather
dry finish which I had not experienced for a while; I quite like the dry finish and perhaps it
was this that makes this beer very smooth, thirst quenching and drinkable. Thanks, Chris.

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Photo of Rlombardi75
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Rock_Glenn
3.09/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Drinks large for a lager. I find it to be a great campfire beer, whatever that means. I generally don't like lagers at all, but this one is pretty good. Worth a taste, and I'm surprisingly not too disappointed that it was in the mixer pack.

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Buffalo Lager from Flying Bison Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 62 ratings
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