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Brewed by Van Den Bossche
Style: Belgian Ale
St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed since the beginning of last century, when the near-complete staff of the brewery went to see the circus of Buffalo Bill, leaving the boiling brewing kettle to the care of the youngest employee. This boy let the beer roast and caramelise on the bottom of the kettle, but after trying, everybody actually liked the "spoiled" beer, which became the brewery’s staple diet. This Belgian version is a lot weaker than the stout exported to the USA.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (2072) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Nice Belgian beer. Has the typical sweetness, but with a nice caramelised bitter edge.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
derBreslauer (133) - Wroclaw, POLAND - SEP 7, 2013
Almost black body, mahogany/cherry color against light. Nice beige head. Also nice malty aroma, with caramel and herbal dominant notes. Dry. Noticeable roasted malt and cognac aroma in background. Taste is good, starts with swetness but evolving to dry and bitter finish. Cognac, caramel and herbal notes are dominant. Quite high carbonation. [Bottle]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (3594) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2013
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Willems. BBF 08/11/2014. Blackish, very dark mahogany brown, little beige head. Smell is sweet, cocoa and chocolate milk powder, herbs and roots, light roast, chicory coffee, light liquorish,… Taste is bitter herbs, liquorish, leaves, sweet chicory coffee, cocoa and chocolate milk, light roots, hazelnuts, touch dark fruits, light caramel, light bark, sweet,… Higher carbonation. Really surprised, way nicer and better than I expected. Way better than their stout. Excellent brew. A nice regular stout made be an ordinary Belgian brewery? Well I be damned.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgajdaczewa (457) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 1, 2013
Zaskoczyła mnie tak słaba ocenia tego piwa. Spróbujcie jeszcze raz. Jest palony słód, jest karmel, są śliwki, suszone owoce, dym i popiół... Wszystko jest. Chaos, ale jakże przyjemny! Jedyną wadą (!?) tego piwa może być to, że jest absolutnie nieokiełznane.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmc619 (386) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Unique. Pours very dark brown, big seafoam head. Aroma applejuicey. Palate interesting - chalky almost in a good way. Flavor is pretty light - maybe subtle chocolate. Overall pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1369) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 19, 2013
Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Nice tan head. Aroma: Nice dark malt, slight roasted. Dark fruit. Taste: Dark fruit and dark malt, roasted. Info: 330ml bottle, 19/7-2013, 47/100, BB: 13/7-2013

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borresteijn (4574) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2013
33cl Bottle as Buffalo Anno 1907 Ale. Dark brown colour, light-beige head. Aroma of raisins, dark malts, dark fruits, some yeast, caramel, grain, some pumpernickel. Flavour is sweet, malty, dark fruits, raisin, touch of smoke, caramel, sweet fruity finish with a hint of alcohol. Light to medium-bodied, overcarbonated. Not a fan of this, it’s too sweet for me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maley1 (745) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
Hazy amber pour with very small off white head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, hay, floral and hops. Taste of yeast, caramel, slight fruits, hint of citrus and slightly hoppy finish. Very thin mouthfeel and lower carbonation. A little dissapointing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1396) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Draft->short tumbler. Pours dark amber with faint offwhite head. Aroma: caramel malt, spices, dark fruit, yeast. Taste is sweet with spices, yeast, fruit. Subpar.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 14, 2013
Dark amber body, pillowy nice stable beige head. Fruity aroma with freash yeast, red berries, classic hops, caramel malts, a very decently made brew. Light yet flavourful taste, starts medium bitter and ends m=with a pronouned yet never cloying fruity sweetness. Only the aftertaste is a bit, well, dusty or cheesy or something. Drinks easy enough. Good brew, bit like the Belgian ’Scotch Ale’ style. (33cl bottle from Bierparadijs, labelled Buffala Anno 1907 Ale))


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