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


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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgajdaczewa (1725) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmc619 (501) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1997) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borresteijn (6499) - Zaandam, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maley1 (1177) - Calgary, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (2786) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (5462) - Leuven, BELGIUM - 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))

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - APR 26, 2013
Bottle: dark brown with red highlights and a large off-whiye head. Aroma is caramel and malt with a hint of cocoa powder. Flavor is sweet with toffee, a pinch of cocoa, and some mild yeasty spice. Palate is rather thin in the mouth with high carbonation and a candy sweetness throughout. Decent Belgian ale, but many more flavorsome choice out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Dark fruit aromas. Pours dark amber. A little thin. Light caramel notes with fruit, hints of floral flavors but it’s just missing something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle pours a hazy orange/brown with a big off white head. Scent is caramel and spices. Taste is roasty and yeasty with a spicy finish.

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