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Buffalo Gold Premium Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
76
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124 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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Dogbrick

Ohio

1.68/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Bottle from Rock Bottom in Denver: Pale golden color with a medium thin white head and thin rings of lacing. Vinegar dominates the nose making me wary of a bad bottle. Light-bodied and astringent, tasting of stale malt and vinegar. The finish is overly tart with more sourness. Assuming Rock Bottom is carrying old stock, either way this was pretty much undrinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2006 18:24:23 | More by Dogbrick
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nickd717

California

2.23/5  rDev -32%
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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Buebie

Minnesota

2.23/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 0z glass into a tulip.
Sudsy 3 finger white head. Deep golden transparent color.
Smell is mild piney grassy hops, very mild hop aroma. Some dough like smells as well. A little sweetness detected in the smell. Also smells like swadust, little fresh cut woodyness at the nose.

Taste....well, it has SOME taste. Mostly none though.
Corn, mild grassy hops, too much carbonation, some mild sweetness, but most of the flavor is overwhelmed with a dust like nothingness.
Not much to be said.

Mouthfeel, thin and watery. Wont be getting this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2008 02:09:10 | More by Buebie
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denver10

Kentucky

2.48/5  rDev -24.4%
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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IPAylor

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

01-04-2012 20:17:27 | More by IPAylor
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DBIII

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

12-27-2011 07:55:22 | More by DBIII
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cthulu81

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%
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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UncleAddie

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

09-10-2013 22:47:18 | More by UncleAddie
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AAG

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%
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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kiki3drt292

California

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

01-19-2012 18:28:18 | More by kiki3drt292
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

2.53/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Almost clear amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Hoppy nose. Starts hoppy and stays that way, only slight hoppy/bitter aftertaste. At least it isn't vinegary like Dogbrick's. $1.39 for a 12oz bottle from John's Market Place Tigard, Or.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2006 22:25:28 | More by jdhilt
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HappyHourHero

Indiana

2.58/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Small, foamy, off-white colored head fades quickly to a film. Lightly sweet caramel malt and fruity (apple?) aroma. Transparent pale copper colored beer with a few streams of carbonation rising up from around the bottom. Fruity flavors dominate with a barely noticable malt base. Finish starts to go sour, but ends up just dissapearing. Moderately light body, nothing in the mouthfeel dept. Just barely not bad.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2005 01:55:15 | More by HappyHourHero
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Brent

Kentucky

2.68/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Golden straw color. Insignificant head that vanished to a ring around the edge. Aroma reserved, barest hint of fruity hops. On first sip the beer seemed almost flavorless. Subsequent drinks developed a lager-like flavor profile. A little caramel-tinged malt, with sweet/tangy interplay, leading to a modest hops bittering at the finish. Way too flacid for the style, more like a lawnmower lager. Not bad, but a yawner.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2004 03:43:25 | More by Brent
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rye726

Colorado

2.68/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour a well carbonated golden color. Clear with a fizzy tan head. The smell is of some grainy malts and mellow hops. Taste is similar. Light malts and hops. Light to medium body with lots of carbonation. A drinkable brew, but nothing special. More light an expensive light beer than a micro.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2008 06:23:01 | More by rye726
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barleywinefiend

Washington

2.73/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a golden straw color. Insignificant head that vanished to a ring around the edge. Aroma reserved, barest hint of fruity hops. On first sip the beer seemed almost flavorless. Subsequent drinks developed a lager-like flavor profile. A little caramel-tinged malt, with sweet/tangy interplay, leading to a modest hops bittering at the finish.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2008 01:51:41 | More by barleywinefiend
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justinp

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

03-18-2012 03:24:01 | More by justinp
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Rdc67

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

05-22-2013 19:27:52 | More by Rdc67
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

04-12-2012 17:04:08 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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FINLANDski_1619

Wyoming

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

11-13-2013 06:54:02 | More by FINLANDski_1619
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

2.78/5  rDev -15.2%
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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peabody

Kentucky

2.8/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

pours out clear amber with a one finger white foam head. Lacing abounds here. The suds dissapate quickly.
Grapes and nuts are what I smell first. sour yeast and light malt come into play later. Is there wheat here?
Taste has a bland grapeftuit and caramel with a slight hop aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is bland at best. Nothing being savored here.
Not a great beer at all.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2006 19:32:04 | More by peabody
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sauron681

Wisconsin

2.83/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light yellow-gold color. Quickly thinning head that just barely stuck around long enough to notice. Light fruit smell, that of perhaps apricots. Slight sour/vinegar taste, not overpowering though. Little carbonation, bubble trails did not last very long either. Not a bad beer, worth a single bottle try anyways.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2006 02:32:04 | More by sauron681
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UnionMade

Colorado

2.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale golden amber, with a light head that quickly dissipates to a thin mist covering the beer.
Aroma is light and malty, with a bit of breadiness and slight hop character. Mild fruitiness.
Flavor is malty and sweet, with a bit of lagery dryness. Hops come through lightly in the middle, with less emphasis in the finish. A touch of fruitiness and some grassy flavors. Fuller bodied than most golden ales, yet still summery. The balance is nice, flavors are well done, but it's a little dull. I'm not big on this style to begin with.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2003 21:45:42 | More by UnionMade
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strengthdoc

Connecticut

2.9/5  rDev -11.6%
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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laintringulis

Ohio

2.93/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Served in a pub glass. Pours a golden amber color with a thin white head. Moderate carbonation. Very light lacing.

Smells primarily bready/yeast with light apple pectin and corn-water undertones.

Very light tasting. Malty sweetness in the beginning with a very slight dryness. Mostly a sugar and corn taste. No real fruitiness or hop flavor to it. Slight floral quality. No real flavor to it.

Light on the mouthfeel; watery. Too flat. This beer is undercarbonated for my taste and other ales that I have had.

Drinkable and sessionable, if you liked the taste. Might be fine to continue the buzz after you drank some beer that rocked your tastebuds. Nothing is bad tasting or offensive, but I don't want to do cartwheels when I drink it.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2006 21:56:18 | More by laintringulis
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Buffalo Gold Premium Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
76 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.