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Buffalo Gold Golden Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kojevergas on 12-22-2013

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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 3
Reviews by beergoot:
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3.45/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark gold color with lots of lively carbonation; thick, frothy, white head. Mild grainy aroma; faint green grass notes. Warm bread-like flavors; slightly bitter. Light bodied; fizzy; crisp and dry finish.

A fair little beer that won't knock anyone over but is light, refreshing, and goes down easily.

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3.49/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz can, from a King Soopers in Glendale, Colorado.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden yellow colour, with two chubby fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat rocky off-white head, which leaves a few instances of broken webbed lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet grainy pale malt, a slight biscuity doughiness, indistinct orchard stone fruit, and leafy, weedy hops. The taste is more gritty, grainy pale malt, a touch of caramel sweetness, underripe apple and pear skin, and earthy, leafy, and mildly grassy hops.

The carbonation is fairly low-key, and just a wee bit fizzy here and there, the body medium-light in weight, and plainly smooth, a slight edginess mucking things up somewhat. It finishes on a strong drying trend, the grainy malt and hay-like hops nudging things with a certain urgency.

A standard craft rendition of this boring as the day is long 'style' - sweet, until it's not, and
underwhelmingly hoppy - the sort of thing you offer to your Bud or Coors swilling friends when you don't deign to keep that stuff on hand, I guess.

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3.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of kojevergas
2.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This is not Buffalo Gold Premium Ale. It's a Golden Ale (as clearly printed on the label and on Boulder Beer's website http://www.boulderbeer.com/beers/buffalo-gold-golden-ale ) and is brewed at both 4% and 4.8% strength. The 4% version is distributed to grocery stores in Colorado. Reviewed live. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with uninteresting label art and branded black pry-off pressure cap acquired as part of a 6 pack at a safeway grocery in Fort Collins, CO and served into a Fort Collins Brewery pilsner glass in me parents' gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Expectations are below average given the brewery.

"Enjoy by: Feb122014." Props to Boulder beer for including that.

Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a five finger wide head of white colour. Decent creaminess and thickness. Head retention is good - about 8 minutes. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a clear pale yellow of average vibrance. Abundant carbonation bubbles are visible, suggestive of overcarbonation. Translucent and transparent. It's a clean body, with no visible sediment or floating yeast particles.

For a golden ale, it's far from golden but generally appealing. Not unique or special. There are no egregious flaws. I'm looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Hop character is floral; I believe Cascade was used. Honey, American pale malts, golden malts, pilsner malts, maybe Munich malts, and some faint well-integrated graininess. Smells more like a honey blonde than a golden ale. Pleasant and appealing if average/mild in strength.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. I don't find any spices (not even clove). There doesn't seem to be much depth here, but that's fine for an easy drinking blonde.

T: Honey, floral hop character, American pale malts, crisp Munich malts, golden malts, and some graininess - especially on the finish. Clean barley. Water quality doesn't seem ideal; spring mountain water would do this better. The hardness is off as well. It's a bit minerally.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

It's cohesive and balanced for the most part, but far from gestalt. Quite simple - even moreso than most beers in the style (whether we're calling this a honey blonde or a golden ale). Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour for a blonde ale (but below average across the board for a golden ale). It lacks the Belgian feel of a proper golden ale, so I'm going to continue my review as though this is a honey blonde. Lightly sweet.

Not complex, subtle, intricate, or nuanced. There isn't a lot going on here, but it's pleasant and enjoyable to drink.

Mf: Light on the palate, with a lacking body. Decent thickness. Smooth and wet. Too light, even coming off weak - and almost watery. Certainly too wet. Okay presence on the palate. A biteen overcarbonated. I do like that it's soft.

Doesn't complement the flavour profile per se, but it facilitates delivery of the flavours in a general sense. It's a pretty generic texture for a beer - let alone for any specific style. Lacks character.

Not stale, oily, gushed, hot, boozy, harsh, rough, or astringent.

Dr: One of the better grocery store beers you can get in Colorado, but not a solid brew for what it is. Not at all an inspired or bold brew. It's real drinkable, but there're better offerings in this class. While I'll easily finish this bottle (and the entire 6 pack), I wouldn't get this again or recommend it to friends. A somewhat boring and very underwhelming beer from Boulder Beer. Its best attribute is its availability.

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