xShanex (60) - Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2008
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours amber. Not too super. Not a fan of Rahr beers. A bit watery, nothing special. Have another? Pay me?
emacgee (4239) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy red with a one finger tan frothy head. The nose is grainy, sweet, definite lager character, caramel. The flavor is grainy, some grassy hop character, lightly sweet. Crisp mouthfeel. Not one I would do again.
jkwalking05 (4082) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber red in color with a small off-white head. Aromsa is weak but is of malt and light hops. Taste is the same.
ekarmst (44) - Ames, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sampled was named Buffalo Butt. Small nose with no hops and a hint of malt. Quite clear, head is thin but does form a nice lace. Over attenuated and thin, very one dimensional. Tart and a bit sour with more carbonation than expected. An appropriately named beer.
waolsen (1367) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at Dallas/Fort Worth airport. Brown/read pour with thin foamy head. Lacing. Light aroma of sweet malts and floral hops, light fruit. Simple and smooth. Decent body. Flavor matches aroma with a light nuttiness.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle (labeled "Buffalo Butt"), thanks to Soonah. Pours a hazy rust color with respectable off-white head. The aroma is quite toasty with some faint caramel hints, a bit of iced tea, shoe polish, and super-ripe papaya. The flavor is lightly toasted malts, a little bit of herbal hop, and some distant fruity notes. The finish is slightly dry and carbonic, leaving a faint leathery aftertaste. Not bad for what it is.
Aurelius (4530) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A leafy, tannic aroma. About what you’d expect in the land of Shiner. Moderate acidity, moderate bittering, light nutty sweetness. Medium light body. Picked it up at a mini mart in Grapevine, TX. If you’re faced with a Rahr’s choice, then opt for the schwarz. Nothing very special.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color was a crisp amber with a thin, white, and fizzy head. The aroma was sweet, acidic, and fruit. the flavor was spiced and fruity. The palate was very carbonated. The finish was clean.
BelgianBeerGal (3287) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Ho-hum, average beer. Everything just seemd a little muddled and thin. Not bad just not something I would try again.
Cavie (3895) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2010 On tap at the BALLPARK!!!! (Labeled as Texas Red). It is VERY dark for a lager, but that’s better than most. Dark brown. Little aroma. Highly roasted taste. Roasted caramel and burnt nuts. Very dark for a lager, yet highly enjoyable. I prefer this over any of the macro lights that they offer at the park, especially if I’m gonna pay 8.50 for one beer!
Earlier Rating: 2/9/2008 Total Score: 3.1
This beer had a medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, a nutty flavour. It was rather woody, amber colored with a hint of orange but very clear. When poured, it left a white foam. I would characterize this as medium sweet, very bitter, but lightly sour beer.