Buffalo Butt | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

Buffalo ButtBuffalo Butt
BA SCORE
3.24/5
132 Ratings
Buffalo ButtBuffalo Butt
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Texas, United States
rahrbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by allengarvin on 05-05-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,633
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
132
pDev:
19.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
39
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 33
Reviews by Bagman007:
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3.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Reddish orange coloring with not a lot of head.

S- Light malty scent with a hint of hops in it as well.

T- Some what fruity and malty in taste, but it is also a little bit bland. Very slight yeast like taste.

M- Crisp feel, not too bitter. Fairly decent balance.

D- Extremely drinkable. A very good session beer.

Overall this is an OK beer. A little too watery and bland compared to other Amber Ale's.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark red color with a white head. The aroma is mainly caramel malt. The flavor is caramel malt and toffee with some earthy hop flavor and bitterness. There is also some nuttyness in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and slightly creamy with low carbonation.

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Photo of jamesmk48
3.36/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nico4
3.4/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of OKbrew89
3.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbphoto88
3.39/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poor start to this beer as it comes out of the bottle in an unimpressive fashion. The rusty brown color is muted by some haze but is mostly clear. The head is not only unimpressive but also non-existent. While there are some delicate bubbles coming up they never materialize in a suddsy head. Lame.

The nose is better but not much past average. There is some toasted, caramelized grains and your general run of the mill beer/ yeasty scent. It's mild but not very memorable.

What can I say... this is a good middle of the road brew. The taste is mild with the same caramel and toasted grain notes found in the nose. It's not bad but also not great. I am teetering on the verge of giving this a 3.5 but passed because the flavor finishes with a cheap beer twang. It's almost like buffalo butt was brewed with good ingredients but fermented with used coors light yeast.

Mouthfeel is where this B.Butt shines. It's crisp and bubbly with a fantastic combination of light bitterness and firm carbonation. The finish is moist and quenching making it a pleasure to drink despite the average showing everywhere else. A low review for an average beer but this is one I'd order again. It's got some taste, is easy to drink and very refreshing. It's not amazing but a solid simple beer worth trying.

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Photo of pastramionrye7
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of renaveg
2/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of dgrauwiler
1/5  rDev -69.1%

Photo of wilfonzo
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of needMIbeer
3.92/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ejfreed
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of nbaker290
4.02/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to pint glass.
Appearance. Good ruby color. Looks like a red ale, not quite as deep as a Hobgoblin. Has a nice, thick, lingering off white but almost white head with plenty of lacing.
Taste. Malt up front, good amount of hops in the back. Hop biterness is lingering.
Smell. Smells like malt and hops, it's a simple beer and smells like beer.
Body. Medium to light body, plenty of carbonation.
Overall. Tastes like an Ale. It's good but not GREAT. Try Wynchwood Brewery's Hobgoblin if you like this and you won't be disappointed. But this is still a good beer in it's own right, I'd like to try it on tap.

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Photo of ByMySword
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of alleykatking
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle. Many thanks go out to AttitudeBrew for this Texas bottle!

A- Pours a dark red color with a hint of haze to it. Half finger light tan head shows poor retention and leaves some spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Caramel malts dominate everything in the aroma. Some light fruit like notes and grassy hops finish up the aroma profile on this beer.

T- Caramel malts in the aroma dominates the flavor in the entire beer. Middle of the beer has some light fruity flavors. Ending of the beer is mostly grassy hops and light caramel malts.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Caramel malts with hints of darker fruits left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly alcohol, caramel malts, and darker fruits. Flavors were pretty well balanced for the style. No real off flavors were present in this one. Medium alcohol drying on the palate.

D- Lower ABV makes this one a nice drinker. I don't really care for ambers to be honest but this one really surprised me. I do like this beer and would love to have it again.

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Photo of DennisBryant
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of BrewAskew
3.14/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours to a thin but permanent white head and no lacing. Color is a dull brown amber. Aroma has some pleasing caramel and sweet malt notes and faint earthy hops. Flavor is clean and steely with caramel sweetness and a harsh bitterness. Mouthfeel is chalky and rough and parching. On the balance it is rather average. Might go well with food but by itself it just lays there and chafes the palate.

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Photo of Flying-ABV
2.85/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is like somebody's homebrew that was supposed to start out as an IPA but wound up being an over malted bastard of some kind. 12 oz bottle poured into Stella goblet:
L - Copper/amber overall. Very short head, with almost no retention.
S - devoid of anything interesting
T - WAY too much malt for me. Sort of metallic, thin and one dimensional
F - Very thin. Almost like water. Little head, very light mouth feel. Leaves nothing on the tongue.
O - wish I hadn't bought this. Oh well ... its drinkable but I really don't like it.

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Photo of Kevinbrently
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Sazz9
2/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of buzzed
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Westyn
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of gtermi
2.9/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My fiance and I go to the Rahr Brewery tour all time and I try this every once in a while. I tried this last time and I thought it was just okay. The beer pours a redish brown color with a kind of thick head. On the nose I am getting some caramel and malt and not much else. The taste is sort of like the taste. I get a good amount of caramel, some sweetness and malt. Not really much there though. The beer is pretty easy to drink and has a decent amount of carbonation. Overall I think this is a decent beer and I see it as a beer that would get the average person into craft beer.

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Photo of MorSlaught
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of mcdsports
3/5  rDev -7.4%

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Buffalo Butt from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 132 ratings
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