Buffalo Belgian Stout | Brouwerij Van den Bossche

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van den Bossche
Belgium
brouwerijvandenbossche.be

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
215
Reviews:
127
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
14.96%
 
 
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Ratings: 215 |  Reviews: 127
Photo of rulisekmartin
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerTest
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Captain68
4.24/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NightINgale
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of emincems
4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Akeah
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Antyk
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with a ruby tinge, gusher of carbonation that left 3 fingers of beige head.

Cherries and dark toasted notes, clean linen, coke, prunes.

Cherries, prunes, coke, nail polish. Covers alcohol on the tongue, but not the burn in the throat.

Thick and slightly oily but lightened by the foamy carbonation.

Got this one in Vientiane, drank in Chiang Mai Oct 26th, 2015. Reminiscent of Guinness in Belgium, but lighter and less complex.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.11/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black-ruby with lots of tan trailers. 4
Raisins, oak, and whisky on the nose. 4.25
Brown sugar, mashed red plums, tart cherry comeback, some roasty smoke. 4
Light-med, crisp, lean. 4

Fruity for a stout; that, gentle roastiness and the clean finish make for one of the better uniquely Belgian takes on the style. But the Grand Cru version steals the show, squeezing every bit of vanilla out of Pauillac oak barrels. Lives up to the rep. 4.25

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Photo of Arthuros
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A stout, pretty classic and almost bland (if stouts can be bland)

Dark color, burnt malt and caramel aromas, what you'd expect. Just nothing more to it, no complexity, only originality might be it's a Belgian Stout...

Not a bad beer, but a little overdone for what it is.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

333 ml bottle, Belgian Beer Factory - Pours dark brown/black with a lovely large foamy tan head. Nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Smell - coffee, dark fruits, malty. Taste - Sweet, chocolate with a light bitter finish. Warm feeling from alcohol. More a very strong really dark Belgian ale than a stout but still a damn fine, easy drinker.

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Photo of benfons
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown colour, little of no head, dark beige head. In the nose there are malts, some red fruits, hint of banana. Aroma is complex, banana, coffee, some blackberry, loads of malts , alcoholic finish. Medium body, low carbonation.
Not completely my style (it's not a typical BSDA), but a rather good beer.

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

Photo of killcore
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of benlhoest
3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beer is listed as a "Belgian Stout" on the bottle, so I am going to review just as a beer instead of trying to cram it into in style.

The color is dark, it is hard to tell if it is dark dark brown or black. There was a fair amount of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Nice off white head that sticks to the glass.

Aroma is fantastic, plum, raisins, dark candi sugar, some phenols, fruity esters, a hint of banana, and a nice warming alcohol. No hop aroma and no off flavors.

Taste is like chocolate chip banana bread. Warming from the alcohol. Slight crisp finish.

Overall this is a nice beer. It has a lot of depth and complexity and reminds me of a solid belgian quad. The only resemblance to a stout is the color of the beer.

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Photo of JasW
4.29/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apparently a lot of stout lovers have tried this beer, and have dinged it a bit because it's no stout. Thus is a BSDA, period. It happens to have a prominent roasted undertone of coffee, chocolate, etc. that is quite stout-like. But the body (barely medium), the puffy mouthfeel, the yeast, and the rest all scream Belgian strong dark ale. And it's a damned fine one.

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Photo of mytu420
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of armanica
4.34/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bf7
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dannyboygaga
4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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