galensmith (29) - Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap at Rahr Brewery. Pours a pale red with thin head. Bready malt notes stand out. Only a light bitterness to the taste, and quite light in body with minimal finish. Lacks the boldness and complexity of other reds - more on par with Killian’s than what I would expect from a microbrew.
Ughsmash (7253) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured clear, medium amber with a fluffy, sticky cap of beige head.. set up great in the glass. The aroma picked up soft bread and biscuity malts with light earthy accents.. just a little soapy.. very pleasant. The flavor found more of the bready sweetness at the core, kissed by a touch of honey.. mild leafy and dry earthy bitterness surrounded.. slightly tangy on the finish, with tasty caramel joining in. Light-bodied with tight carbonation on the palate.. well-balanced and very drinkable.
degbert (1271) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours a deep red-brown with a white, large-grained head. The nose is very, very strange; something in it is reminiscent of a musty closet in which is stored several fresh fish. The taste is the same -- it’s not bad, exactly, but it’s very very odd. Elements of balsamic vinegar and herbal notes to the fore. I wonder if this beer is turned or infected...
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark orange amber, clear, crisp appearing; aroma mild; taste is clean, more bitterness than expected; ok for first impression of Rahr tour
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle as "Buffalo Butt" from blutt59, thanks Bob! Pours a cloudy, medium brown, amber tinted body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a good amount of lacing throughout. Aroma is sweeter cereal grains and caramel, honey, and a bit of a fruitiness that gives off a slight acidity. Flavor is better. A bit more of a spice and herbal hopping to balance the sweetness of the caramel, honey, and cereals. Just a touch of fruit comes out at the end, but doesn’t give off the acidity from the aroma. Finishes very dry with a light-moderate, spicy bitterness that leaves a medium length aftertaste. Lighter body and somewhat watery at times with a moderately fizzy carbonation. Overall, a pretty bland beer, but easy drinking and a decent hop bite to it. Sessionable.
rougeau13 (2119) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear reddish-brown with a tiny head. Aroma of caramel and biscuit. Flavor is slightly malty with a hint of bitterness. Somewhat thin. Weak and not very interesting overall.
boomerbrew (143) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint on draft during a brewery tour. Clean clear red brew that has pretty good brown head retention that was not overly thick. No aroma hops but some maltly aroma’s like a Vienna should. Not a heavy malty taste, some carmal, no hop flavors but a bitterness dry bite on the palate at the end - in a good way, it was just right any more bitterness would be too much though.
hollybeery (66) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours dark reddish amber. Not much going on here, slight malts and hint of bitter hops. Pretty uneventful.
Sammer (1069) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber colored pour from bottle with a nice white head. Aroma is roasted malt and caramel. Taste is malty and nutty, with some light bitterness. Uneventful finish. Average.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Labeled as Buffalo Butt. Dark amber, good head. What aroma there is, is malt and not much hops. The taste is beer - a nutty and toasty malt taste with just enough hops to get a bit of bitterness. Finish is some sweetness and bitterness.