Next on my Texas craft brew tour is Buffalo Bayou’s Great White Buffalo! The shelves are stocked with so many oddball flavor variations brewed by Buffalo Bayou, nurse I have to admit I’m both excited and afraid by some of them! LOL
A co-worker recommended this one! He said it was his favorite Buffalo Bayou, so naturally, I had to go out that night and grab it. 😉
While I have not sampled enough of the brews Buffalo Bayou has to offer to pick a favorite, I will agree with him this one may be a tough one to top! I do love the Belgians!
So I had to try this one two ways…witbier brews are often ordered with an orange or a lemon due to having that spiced citrus flavor – like Blue Moon or Shock Top. Unfortunately those are my only two other witbeir style beers to reference, so further analysis is needed to be able to put this one on a scale ;). Anyway, I sampled with and without a lemon slice to see which I preferred. 🙂 (All in the name of science of course!) I have to say, this one is so delicious I could drink it either way! It naturally had that pleasant tart “citrusy” taste and was very smooth. Not remotely bitter, actually slightly sweet from the fruit it is made with. The lemon enhanced it, but was not needed. This Belgian brew was wheaty without being to heavy and maintaining a nice crisp flavor with the perfect level of carbonation and tartness.
Great White Buffalo is light and cloudy (probably from a lot of wheat) but oh so refreshing! Named after the legendary white buffalo according the can; I say this one is deserving of it’s name. I will definitely purchase it again! I won’t always pair my beer with food, but due to the citrus flavor of this one I think the next time I purchase it will be when I make some lemon pepper chicken. I think spiced flavor of this brew would go great with that accompanying flavor.