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Buffalo Gold Premium Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Buffalo Gold Premium AleBuffalo Gold Premium Ale

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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 14.68%


Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.95% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-30-2002)
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle says Best if enjoyed by July 1, 2013:

Into a pint glass:

A: light golden yet clear yellow body with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dissipates leaving some slightly thick clingy lacing that spiderwebs a bit

S: mostly sweet maltiness goin' on, light corn in the background

T: sweet all the way through the malts, corn and adding a bit of breadiness, corn aftertaste, sweet finish

M: light, sessionable, carbonation is accurate for the style and is good for me

O: this is a good American Blonde Ale, most likely better with food with a decent refreshing aspect to it that is slightly appealing to this time of year

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 13:33:39 | More by BeerKangaroo
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

this one is a bit of a bore for me, and truly one of the lightest beers ever, that can still be considered a craft product. it pours a clear bright yellow color, lots of bubbles, but not a ton of head. the nose features some lighter pilsener malts and a generic ale yeast. a little citrus in the flavor, but not much hop at all. it goes down super easy, and is a fine hot weather beer, but it can hardly hold my attention through a single bottle. the feel is also not quite right for a light beer like this. its simple enough, but id like even a little more carbonation, or at least better carbonation retention, and I need just a bit more meat on the bones in terms of body. personal preference though. my dad found this to be delightful on his visit to Colorado, and has encouraged my to bring him a case back east when I go. to me though, this just wasn't interesting enough, which has been true with several boulder beers lately.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 19:07:47 | More by StonedTrippin
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer was gold in color. It had a good-sized white head with a bit of lace.

Kind of an average beer. Toasty, grassy aroma, not that exciting.

Same with the taste. White toast, mild hops.

Pleasant enough, inoffensive. Good for quenching a thirst.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 02:15:20 | More by lordofthewiens
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AAG

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a room-temperature stein. Made the mistake of reading other reviews of this beer before drinking it (many were negative reviews). Beer is fresh - "enjoy by Feb 2013."

Appearance - Light/medium amber color; transparent; initially about a 1/2 finger white head but it dissipated quickly.

Smell - Very difficult to discern a smell. After agitating I can pickup a slight smell of yeast and malt....perhaps a slight berry-like smell.

Taste - Underwhelming initially. Bread, toasted grains flavor...remains throughout.

Mouthfeel - Easy on the palate; light-bodied; medium carbonation.

Overall - Not my favorite Boulder Beer but okay for a light-bodied, American Blonde Ale. It grew on me as I made my way through it and I would drink this again if I was looking for a light, refreshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 04:16:18 | More by AAG
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.03/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a conical pint glass.

The beer is a perfectly crystal-clear golden hue, so clear you can hold it up to your computer monitor and read words through it. A frothy, soapy light cream head stays around for a while, leaving a thick film eventually. Massive sheets of light foam lacing coat the glass. Very impressive.

The beer smells slightly malty and sweet up front, but a nutty, peppery citrus comes through as well.

The taste is malt-forward, with a nice subtly tangy lemon peel finish. Offering nice balance. To mimic the aroma, faint black pepper comes through in the finish as well.

The mouthfeel is dry, clean, and crisp.

Overall, I can't tell you how impressive the lacing is for this brew, such good head retention and webbed foam everywhere on the glass. But ultimately, this is just a perfectly clean, refreshing beer to session. Great in summer, great in spring.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 18:21:56 | More by JuicesFlowing
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 09-21-2012
Freshness: Unknown
Packaging: Draft
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: On tap at Boulder Beer restaurant, Denver airport

A: Clear and bright copper in color. The pour yields almost no head, but I get a nice amount of lacing.

S: Aromas are muted but have some light bready malts and some sweetness to them.

T: Taste is of caramel malts and honey; lightly sweet and just a hint of earthy hops.

M: Highly carbonated with a light body. Finish is well balanced.

O: An easy-drinking, pleasant ale. Nothing fancy, but it's not billed to be so. Went well with my meal while waiting for my flight.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2012 23:59:45 | More by sommersb
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denver10

Colorado

2.48/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A yellowish golden with a half thumbs width white head. Before I sat the glass down in the other room the head had already left. Doughy aroma paired with a sweet malt aspect that is kinda diluted.Taste is pretty much on point with the aroma. Doughy at first, some honey enters into the middle, and closes a little bit too sweet. Medium body to this one with some carbonation. Not a bad beer, not a good beer. I probably wouldn't buy it again but I didn't have any problems drinking what I already had.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 01:44:42 | More by denver10
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from brown 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A - The beer pours a light yellow/gold color with a 3/4 finger white head and decent lacing. Not much retention though.

S - The aroma is of a fairly light toasted barley with hints of sweetness and very mild bitterness from earthy hop aromas. Not much here and pretty average.

T - The beer starts with a lot of bread flavors in the toasted grains. This pretty much dominates the beer from start to finish. The middle brings out a very minor hop character in earthy tones similar to the nose, but is very subdued.

M - Medium carbonation and light body.

D - Average

Overall I found this to be a pretty average brew. Not sure I'd be back again.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-11-2011 14:04:36

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 17:43:17 | More by hopfacebrew
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womencantsail

California

3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Boulder Beer Tap House at the Denver Airport

A: The pour is a very pale gold color with a thin white head.

S: Doesn't really smell like much at all. Very light malt and hop aromas, maybe a bit of straw and bread. Just a bit of cereal sweetness to it.

T: Somewhat sweet, but also a very mild flavor. Some bread notes and a bit of floral hops and straw, very mild fruit esters. A bit watery and bland.

M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation.

O: Not much to say about this other than it is bland and uninteresting.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2011 01:13:15 | More by womencantsail
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.83/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Amberstone Bar & Grill inside the Red Lion Hotel in Denver, CO.

Pours a clear honey orange color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that fades to a thin cap. Thin random clumps of lace dot the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sweet malt, honey, and orange marmalade. Taste is of sweet malt, subdued honey flavors, and orange/citrus fruits. This beer has a lower level of carbonation and is slightly thick. Overall, this is a solid blonde ale that I would get again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2011 18:27:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
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metter98

New York

3.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and poured with a finger high white head that quickly died down and left intermittent lacing. A light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: The smell is quite sweet and also has some aromas of floral hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by a moderate amount of malty sweetness and also has some fruity flavors.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is easy to drink and refreshing; it would be a good selection on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2011 12:58:06 | More by metter98
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nickd717

California

2.23/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle dated March 22, 2011 at the Denver airport.

Nice appearance, clear bright golden with a one finger white head.

The aroma is not very good, as metal is the main thing I'm picking up. Some sweet malt and hops behind that.

The flavor is not anything too great either. Sweet pale malt, grain, mild floral hops, and metal.

Medium-light bodied and metallic on the mouthfeel with medium-low carbonation.

What can I say- this isn't very good. Disappointments all around from Boulder tonight.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 18:57:15 | More by nickd717
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ColoradoRocket

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Light transparent amber color, no head. Active carbonation.

S - Light citrus hops & sweet malt on the nose.

T - Sweet malt, soft hops undertones. Lingering malt finish.

M - Medium body, heavy carbonation. Settles on the tongue and runs off like molasses.

D - Nice malty flavor and not overly hoppy. Very drinkable for those who don't favor hops.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2010 20:20:35 | More by ColoradoRocket
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MinorThreat

Colorado

2.78/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Poured into a pint glass, high clarity, golden brown in color. Not much of a head to speak of and minimal lacing.

S-Not too much going on in the nose. A small amount of cereal grain and some yeast lingering around in there.

T-Not too shabby. This is what the big macro's would taste like in a perfect world. Light, refreshing, some light toasted grains, a light touch of green apples (yeast maybe). Nothing overwhelming but an overall balanced easy drinking beer. Patio pounder of a beer.

M-Really nice for the style, just viscous enough while remaining light.

D-Its a pretty solid offering. Lawnmower beer or a great intro into good micros.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2010 21:08:48 | More by MinorThreat
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Tone

Missouri

3.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, yeast, slight hop, citrus, and slight pine. Fits the style of an American Blonde Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight metallic, sweet malt, pale malt, slight grain, yeast, and slight hop. Overall, fairly good; good appearance, blend, and aroma.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2010 14:56:01 | More by Tone
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manahansf

Indiana

3.58/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had this in a flight at the brewery. Semi-sweet malty nose over a lacy white head. The golden color is clear and shows mild carbonation levels. Great malt/hop balance and transition in flavor. Finishes with a semi-dry and light citrus bitterness. Nice session strength but things change at those altitudes.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2010 14:50:22 | More by manahansf
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cthulu81

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

So right off the bat, this ia an American blonde ale, a very finicky style for us very finicky drinkers. It is also a style I don't think should be served outside of a brew pub, or at least outside of a certain radius of the brewery as it is more vulnerable to bad shipping and storage conditions than most other styles. Read on to find out what happens when a blonde from Boulder gets reviewed by a red head in Northern Virginia. The aromas present smell almost like a soggy saltine cracker. There is an off-putting soapy scent, with a distracting sweet corn aroma completing the unappealing introduction to this beer. At least it looks ok. Blonde, straw colored, no visible sea monkeys floating around in the glass. Taste. I almost wish I didn't have to, but it for the purposes of a review. Sip, sip...well this isn't very nice at all. Harsh, sharp grain husk flavors lead to an even more unpleasant damp biscuit finish. Light sulfur compounds complete the woeful package. Oh, look there are even some rough vegetal flavors to despise as well. Drinkability? I don't want to. I will take a water instead please. I know this isn't what the beer was supposed to taste like, but I am judging it as what came out of the bottle. Please don't ship blonde ales long distances through less than reputable and responsible distributors. It doesn't help your brand and it certainly doesn't help such a delicate beer like a blonde ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2010 15:56:32 | More by cthulu81
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Included in the Boulder Sampler pack even though it wasn't listed on the outside of the box. What's the reasoning behind that?

An American Blonde Ale, a tough style to make this BA happy.

It pours a clear light gold with close to 1 finger head of foam. Straight off the bat, though, it has some very good lacing.

The smell is light with notes of grain, some malt sweetness and earthiness, and a bit of hop bitterness. Best nose of the sampler pack so far.

The taste pretty much destroys every positive I wrote about the smell. Toasted/bready malt, once again in a Boulder beer, dominates completely leaving little room for any hop presence but... after a few sips, I *do* find some nice hoppy tones so I take some of what I said back. For a Blonde Ale, I think the hops are where they should be. It's the damn toasty malt that is overbearing and throws the flavours askew. Still, I think the damage done was not as bad as it could be so this isn't a bad brew to sip on.

Typical Boulder beer(regular lineup) mouthfeel and carbonation. They have this down well.

Drinkability? I'll just say good drinkability. I could drink more than 1 Buffalo Gold at a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 18:53:25 | More by Bitterbill
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Thick Gold, with almost a bronze hue. Minimal head (but not none) and minimal lacing.

Smell: Slightly hoppy, with a touch of varied grains and citrus.

Taste: Clean, balanced, and pleasing for a golden ale. Mild malt hits the tongue first, followed by medium hops/slight citrus, ending with a full malt flavor lasting into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Fuller than I expected, not watery, and not full bodied. Some might want a little more body, but this is pretty good for a gold colored beer.

Drinkablily: Better than average, but only by a little. This is a regular beer of mine, but I don't usually want more than two.

Overall, this is another solid beer from Boulder Brewing. Way better than almost all macros, but not world class.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2009 18:58:54 | More by allforbetterbeer
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.93/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours out a brilliant, light orange body with a small, though bubbly, white head.

Smell: Basic, sweetish cereal malts with light background floral notes and, well, that's pretty much all she wrote. It's one of those exasperating aromas where you swirl and swirl and let it warm and swirl some more and it never provides anything new or interesting beyond the original ho-hum scent.

Taste: A sweet taste of steeped grains with a vague hint of simple honey. Floral hops with a minimal hint of citrus provides no more than a mild bitterness. Finishes semi-dry, fairly brief, and with some lingering dull floral notes.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Whenever they boldly, unabashedly throw up a term like "PREMIUM", you know you're in for something real special. In truth, it's one of those golden/blonde ales that shamelessly leans towards being bland and lifeless. A "stampede of flavor," huh? More like it slowly shuffles along the palette like the grim line at the DMV.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2009 18:23:53 | More by ChainGangGuy
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MisterClean

California

4.05/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared at a home brew club meeting.

A - Pours copper-gold with a 2 fingered white head. Dissipates slow and leaves little to no lacing.

S - Sweet notes of honey and caramel.

T - A very sweet flavor of honey and caramel, with some bittering hops.

M - Full-bodied, well-balanced, malt dominated, and finished dry. Carbonation was medium.

D - Although it does not have the traditional bitterness of a blonde ale, it is still a refreshing beer and a good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2009 17:33:17 | More by MisterClean
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strengthdoc

Connecticut

2.9/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer poured from the bottle to reveal a light golden color. The aroma was very mild and slightly malty. The taste was very light and slightly sweet at first thrn yhere was a slight change as it hit the back of the tongue and a hint of hops came through. The beer was refreshing and would be OK on a hot summer day, but there was nothing to make it stand out to me.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2009 02:12:49 | More by strengthdoc
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AdmiralDiaz

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A: I love this label. The beer pours a gold body with a two-finger off-white head with good retention as it becomes rocky. There's a decent amount of lacing as well.

S: Smells malty with graininess beating out hops.

T: Very similar to the smell. It's a very mellow taste with strong malt/grain/hop balance only containing notes of some sweet fruitiness.

Overall: Mouthfeel was a little weak, low in carbonation and about as light as water. The drinkability was amazing though, it was honestly easier than drinking soda.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2009 16:40:36 | More by AdmiralDiaz
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Bright, clear gold/amber color. Poured a 2 finger stark white coarse head with fair retention for the style. Light, broken lacing.

S: Light malts, very faint light fruits aroma. Light bitter hops in the finish.

T: Malts and subtle hops. Dry finish. Nicely balanced.

D: Very drinkable that's nicely done. The style is a bit dull, but it was done right - nice balance, no offensive off-tastes.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2008 20:56:20 | More by Haybeerman
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving type: 12oz bottle.

Poured a medium and clear golden color with a larger sized white head. Aromas of graininess with some sweet malts. Tastes of pretty much the same - grainy and lightly sweet. Drinkable, but not too much there.

Notes from and tasted on: 10/28/06

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2008 19:11:23 | More by hopdog
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Buffalo Gold Premium Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
76 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.