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

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RATINGS: 131   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
psilosophy (489) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - OCT 26, 2011
Bouteille de 33 cl. Couleur marron - rougeâtre, une mousse abondante et crêmeuse qui tient bien. Légèrement fruitée, on retrouve surtout les arômes torréfiés et caramélisés. Une bière qui a du corps malgrès son petit 6,5%, texture sympa. Ensemble plutôt correct malgrès une étiquette qui ne paie pas de mine! Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5785) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2011
Bottle @ Home, as Buffalo 1907. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, notes of yeast, fruit. Taste is malt, caramel, sweet dark dried fruit, light spicy. Medium body, soft carbonation. 061011

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8059) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2011
Bottle @ home as "Buffalo 1907". Dark brown color with a dark orange / red glow coming through, off-white head. Smell malts and sweet. Taste hints of caramel, malts and sweet. Low carbo, low body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2011
buffalo 1907

head: bubbly, beige, large
colour: dark cola brown
smell: sweet malts, candy sirup, herby, yeasty, flowery, mango
taste: smokey, bananas, roasty malts, bit of jelly, violets, booze, bit of café latte, hazelnuts, end is dry and earthy, hopy, not bad

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evanrail (57) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 21, 2010
25cl bottle, called "Buffalo 1907" (6.5%). Well-built, high-rising foam cap, clear amber body; later pours display some sediment. Some musty cardboard aromas on the nose. Light mouthfeel gives way to a surprising fruitiness and sugary rush; additional sips reveal a pleasant light sourness. Would have to try another bottle, but if this light acidity is spoilage, I’d recommend infecting every single batch. It’s lovely. At least in this example, more "Oud Bruin" than "Belgian Ale."

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2010
330 ml bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel fruits and some spices taste malts some caramel fruits and spices and some bitterness

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
altonbrownd (3735) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2010
Bottle from Beer Mania. Dark brown cola body with thin head. Nose of subdued malts and caramel. Taste is sweet, strong and fruity. Quite roasty, especially in the finish. It is pretty thin and too roasty in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Dark brown pour with a rocky ecru head. Tangy, lightly acidic aroma; swimming pool and dark fruit jam. Flavor is rather thin - caramel, light leather, light dates. Not great.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4484) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2010
Pours a clear darkbrown to ruby beer, a fine white to beige head. A very sweet and fruity smell. Hint of caramel and coffee. A pleasant mouthfeeling, just enough carbon to counter the sweetness. Tastes a little sweet, brown sugar, that changes to sour with hints of chocolate, coffee and cherries. A sweetsour aftertaste, again with a note of cherries in it. There’s a sweetness to it, but it’s not a sweet beer. Very well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
First up, a lower alcohol version of Buffalo from Brouwerij Van Den Bossche. It pours pitch black with a dense and creamy tan head. Smells of fruity dark malt, sweet and with a hint of some metallic aromas. Sweet in the mouth with just a hint of roastiness. Lovely balance that I wasn’t expecting. Mocha and hint of dark chocolate. Underpinnings of ripe dark fruit. Medium-bodied with a sweet finish and a uncharacteristically clean finish. Very flavorful but smooth and drinkable. A good start!


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