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Van Den Bossche Buffalo 1907

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


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RATINGS: 166   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopverdju (549) - BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2016
Kastanjebruin bier met witte schuimkraag. Geur: ietwat geroosterde mout, licht zoetig, karamel. Smaak: karamel, iets bitterig. Afdronk: iets zoetig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2016
11.2 fl oz bottle from Pacific Liquor. Best before 2/22/2014. Nice dark brown/amber pour with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, dark malt. A decent Belgian brown ale that has good balance and goes down easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (2657) - SPAIN - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, España. A: Dark amber / Ambar oscuro. T/S: Roasted malt, caramel, yeast / Malta tostada, caramelo, levadura.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ForlornHope (377) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with ruby hints. Thin, off-white head. Slight aroma of yeast and scalded sugar. Sweet taste to start, then a slight bitterness to finish. Flavours of roasted malt, stewed fruit and licorice. Tangy and tasty, almost cherry-like against the sweet malt. Lively palate and a dry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vickey9 (999) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2016 Very dark amber Belgian ale.The story is fine - does it mean that still the beer is caramelized in the kettle? I do not think so, but never mind. A gentle, creamy ale for Sunday afternoon. B@H

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (8440) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2016
33cl bottle from Speciaalbier, Leiden. Medium creamy off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJoer (1166) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2016
Meeium white mokka head, dark black with some brown glow coloured body, malts yeasts dark fruits like smell, medium to high carbonation, low bitter some sweet malts a bit of fruit like berries taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2268) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
Fles, thuis. Lekker muf bakkie. Smaakje doet me denken aan een Rochefort, maar ik zou ’m er naast moeten proeven om te checken of dat ergens op slaat. Backlog from 2015/08/14.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bierridder_S (633) - BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2015
31/10/2015 @home - 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Schepens, Zottegem. Dark brown, smalle head leaving just a lacing. Mild roastedness, caramel, dark fruits, light sourness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bonkiedeaap (607) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is dark amber to dark brown colored and has a stable and large broken white head. The aroma is roasted malts and caramel, and some red and dried fruits. The taste is light bodied, little sweet wit roasted malts and caramel notes and some bitterness and dryness in the end with some chocolate notes. The finish is little sour and light bitter.

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