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Great White Buffalo, Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.

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Great White Buffalo

Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.

Houston, TX

Belgian Style Witbier

ABV: 5.8%

IBUs: 22

Packaging: Draft, 12oz. Cans

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Great White Buffalo is very crisp and very light. Refreshing on the tongue, refreshing finish, just refreshing all the way around. I like that it’s welcoming and mild, but it might be a bit too mild for my preference, albeit still a good beer. I think it’d be a good beer to try for the average dude venturing into craft brews because of its light, drinkability.

There’s a real subtle herby flavor – coriander – and an even more subtle citrus-y-ness. I’m convincing myself that the citrus flavor is something I’m imagining, just because a wheaty beer is often accompanied by the orange flavor. Who knows, maybe it’s really there. Often times, I find fruit flavor a bit too strong in beers, but the subtleness is welcomed for me.

Review-comparison

I’m giving Great White Buffalo 3 stars because while it’s good, and I enjoy it a lot, it’s a bit mild for my preference. As I’m drinking and writing, one of the biggest things I think about is, would I recommend this beer to others, and I be excited if so. The answer is yes, and yes, so it’s a winner!

Great White Buffalo has a very light gold-orange color and it’s very bright. It’s also very milky (not transparent), typical for a witbier.

Maybe it’s the name, Great White Buffalo, that had me expecting a stronger beer, but it’s a bit lighter than I anticipated. It’s definitely a good beer, though.

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Artwork/packaging, white can with an aluminum buffalo outline across the entire front of the can. A tiny bit of orange highlights the name on the front and the state of Texas along the top of the can, which is wrapped with a light gray band. Subtle, but it’ll stand out on the shelf.

I found mine at HEB, but I’ve seen it at Krogers, Whole Foods and Specs.

This beer is really good. I can see myself on the back patio, smoking some chicken after church one day, enjoying one or two of these. I find that even though this is a bit mild, I really dig witbiers. What’s your favorite witbier? Maybe we’ll write a review on it, and share it with Houston!

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Anthony Gorrity
tony.d@beerchronicle.com

Anthony's a Houston native, a graphic designer, and a UH Coog that loves good beer almost as much as he does his city. He's an ex-oilfield guy that spends is days pushing pixels for us, breweries, churches, and one of Houston's fastest-growing companies. Fueled by sessionable IPAs and gangster rap, he's ticked his way through H-Town, rocking nothing but the dopest on-sale Nikes he can find. When he's not writing for us, he's with his family or rooting for the Rockets.

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