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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.

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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 his days doing graphic design and marketing projects for one of Houston's fastest growing companies as well as some of the coolest breweries in town. Fueled by sessionable IPAs and gangster rap, he's ticked his way through H-Town, rocking the most unusual 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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