Buffalo Butt | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by allengarvin on 05-05-2007

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5/5  rDev +54.3%

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5/5  rDev +54.3%

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5/5  rDev +54.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +46.6%

Photo of Joker
4.68/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +38.9%

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 JMad
4.01/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass...

The liquid was brown with maroon hues, there was an off white head that clung to the glass and left some lacing.

It smells of caramel malt, toast, and butter.

I could taste buttered biscuits and some herbal hops, there is a lemony accent with a bready, dry finish.

This beer is light, soft and smooth, there is a slight bite on the sides of the tongue.

I usually don't go for ambers but this one is well balanced between hops and malt and it's not too sweet. I think it's better than most typical ambers.

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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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

Photo of stephens101
3.86/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours reddish-brown with a good sized tah head that sits a bit and fades with some meager chunks of lacing left behind. Smells earthy, malty and metallic. Tastes malty with some sweetness running through. Very mild hops balance things out a bit. Has a light to medium mouth-feel and is well carbonated. Seems to be well crafted overall. There's not a lot going on with this one, but it actually works here, as you could have a few and not get bored. Could this beer possibly suffer ratings-wise due to it's style? Surely not.

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3.84/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of allengarvin
3.78/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Buffalo Butt is a bit of an oddity. It was originally brewed unfiltered by the Yellow Rose brewery in San Antonio. They went out of business, and Great Grains in Dallas picked up the beer, brewing it competently for a while, though at the end the quality SHARPLY declined. Now Rahr has picked up the beer, with a label nearly identical to the old. This tastes a lot better than the product did at Great Grains, but there's nothing really exciting about it.

The color is clear brown amber, with a small initial head that fades after a few minutes. Pleasantly malty aroma, not too sweet. Flavor is quite clean, yeast-wise, with an overlay of rather nutty malt and a moderate bitterness (accompanied by a lightly floral hop flavor). It has a nice crisp texture and medium-light body.

Really, a bit of a generic amber. Nothing bad, but nothing exciting.

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.72/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-amber color with a large off white head with a good lace
S-malt and hops with a citrus aroma
T-same as smell, has a malt and hop mixed with a citrus note
M-light body with high carbonation
O-good beer that was refreshing and looking forward to the next one

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3.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A : Pours a clear copper color with a thin eggshell white head.

S : Malts, floral hops, some wheat

T : Malty, grassy flavor with a little bit of hop bitterness

M : Crisp and smooth. Light on the carbonation

D : Real easy to drink. Could be a good session beer.

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Photo of ZBowden
3.66/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear Amber little head, smells oaky malty slight yeast, tastes malty yeasty bready grassy, smooth mouthfeel.

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