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Van Den Bossche Buffalo Belgian Bitter

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


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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (409) - NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
Hazy greyish yellow. Moderate aroma. Some lime and banana in aroma and taste, balanced with hop bitterness. Quite dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (4812) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
Shared 330 ml bottle, probably from Voldby Købmandsgaard, at local tasting, as Buffalo Bitter Belgian Ale. Pale golden colour, moderate white head. Very nice aroma, hints of fruits, herbs, gewürztraminer, almond chocolates and almonds. Fresh and herbal flavour, very enjoyable. Not as sweet as I expected from a Belgian ale. Would certainly buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (1995) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
0,33 flaske ombord på Fridtjofen april-14: aroma minner om Anton Berg aprikos i blomme med en passelig bitterhet. Fruktig, litt krydret og god med fin karbonering. Interessant kombinasjon av tradisjonell belgisk sødme og tørr bitterhet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (2491) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
small bottle kindly shared by Sigmund. Hazy golden body. White film. Honey and papery notes on the nose. Grows in the mouth. Sweet and papery almonds.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (4863) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours cloudy golden with a tiny white head. Aroma is light sweet, stone fruits. Taste is light sweet with a decent dry herbal finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McWorta (478) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 7, 2014
Golden colour with a pillowy white head which fades after a while. Good coherent lacings. On the nose aromas of grass, floral, herbs, tiny hints of basement aromas and some hints of sugarcane develop. At first tiny fizz hits your palate which develops some watery-slick texture. A small sweet note appears which is overwhelmed by a wave of bittereness from the back of your palate. Pretty complex. The finish is lasting medium long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1263) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2014
TAP at ’Rock Circus’ Gent. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head. NOSE: grains, fruity, little hoppy. TASTE: grains, fruity, bitter, decent in general and pleasant to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (2725) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
Dark golden colour. Fresh, citrus aroma. Flavour has lemony, sharp freshness then a sweeter, sugar edge. Finish is pleasantly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmahut (615) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2013
Pours in orange body with medium foam. Aroma is spicy citrys, acidy. Taste is sweet body with low bitterness. Balance is average. Body is light with high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
psilosophy (472) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - DEC 26, 2013
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur dorée, mousse abondante de tenue moyenne. Des arômes fruités, du houblons et une touche de bonbons/sucre Candy. Peut être un poil trop sucrée à mon goût, finale décevante. Carbonnation moyenne. Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert.

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