bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap at brewery. Sweet malty aroma, nice amber color. Light and watery. Not much taste.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of Mar. Pours copper with a decent white head. Smells of sweet malt. Tastes spicy with some sweet malt hints. Wish I could say more, but there isn’t much going on here.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle under buffalo butt. a rather unappealing name. Not much here. pours out a deep ruby color with a slight tan head. aroma was malty and the flavor was too with a slight bitterness to it.
HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - APR 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep amber color with a full light beige head and lots of carbonation that dies down after a minute. It has a sweet aroma that is slightly malty. Fairly carbonated and thin, but not a totally bad flavor. I’d prefer a bit more character, but oh well. Not bad, but not great either. Doesn’t stand out.
BCMike22 (89) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a Bob’s ’47 pint glass. Pours medium brown, slight reddish hue. Big thick creamy head sticks around. Smells of dark roast malt, coffee. Light on the palate. Thought it would be much more full tasting. Easy drinking with bitter aftertaste. It’s just too watery for my liking for this style. It’s not objectionable, but I sure as hell wouldn’t go out of my way for this either.
kidmartinek (4628) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A full amber color with a tint of red. A good pour, has a strong 1 inch thick and frothy off white head. Clear to see through and not many bubbles. Aroma of good malt, yeast and dough. Has that bready doughy taste like but its good. Reminds me of Fat Tire, but better. Rahr Red has a nice hop character. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Well behaved finish. Decent carbonation and bite, and I don’t think it’s artificial. This is a good beer. Should be enjoyed by more people.
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 8, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2008 Listed as Buffalo Butt. Large, lightbrown head that fizzes away quickly. Clear breown body. Basic, sweet, cereal malt aroma with some honey and spices. Watery, nutty, the salty taste. Pretty fizzy. Talked to the brewers at Rahr, Red and Buffalo Butt are the EXACT same beers, there is no difference, end of debate.
unclemike (2871) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2008 Brewery Tour A very clear true amber that leans to the redder end of the amber spectrum. The head is a nice sized, slightly sticky foam with appropriate staying power. The aroma is light. The flavor is extrememly clean a light toast and caramel malt in the middle and a small, slightly metallic bitterness lingers in the finish. Borders on bland, but definitely a techinically flawless lager.
Earlier Rating: 3/23/2008 Total Score: 2.7
Stockyards ina bottle. poured almost a light soda color. tan head which stayed a while. Hints of orange. overall a good beer.
jrob21 (3405) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Toasty malt and caramel like aroma. Amber color that pours pretty clear with almost no head. Thanks to rollinhard for hooking me up with another tasty Tejas drink. Flavor is a little light but refreshing. Some bread, caramel, and prune flavors. Finish is quick and fades into a toasted bread deliciousness.
mar (5239) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
amber pour with some lacings. very malty and sweet scent. big malt flavor up front and a regular ol beer flavor to finish.
Earlier Rating: 12/4/2007 Total Score: 2.6
white 2 finger head and a very dark amber color on the pour. the smell is not that appealing honestly but it tastes much better than it smells.