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Buffalo Gold Premium Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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76
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143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-30-2002

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Photo of Drew966
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Buffalo Gold Premium Ale pours a golden color with a minimal white head. Smell is malty, cracker or biscuit like and there are some floral notes. I would have to say that the taste is similar to the nose, malty/biscuity flavors and some floral flavors. The floral flavors are strong in the finish, biscuity flavors in the beginning. Not too bad, maybe a little better balance would help, but this actually is quite decent and drinkable. Worth a try.

Photo of bennetj17
3.39/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden color, faint head that disappears rapidly, good active carbonation. Strong nose of piney hops, faint malt. The tangy hops start out strong in the taste, but the flavor diminishes into an unremarkable finish. The bready malt flavor is quite weak. Decent bitterness overall. The mouthfeel is a bit thin watery/thin but not bad. I liked the carbonation. The drinkability is not bad on this one, could have used more flavor, but its still easy to drink and its a step up from light macro-lagers. This one is almost like a weak pale ale if anything. Worth a try...

Photo of JMBSH
3.7/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Straw colored with a head that shrank quickly to a nice coating on the surface.

S - A light wheat scent with a hint of sweetness.

T - All malt taste. No bitterness. Creamy and smooth. A nice amount of carbonation.

M - A crisp, clean feel.

D - Very drinkable. I can have a couple will watching the game easily. Very good.

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of UnionMade
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.

Photo of savagepm
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of peabody
2.85/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.01/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

Photo of Westsidethreat
2.92/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Light copper color with an orange twinge. Head is off white and falling fast

S: Slightly malty with subtle hop and hints of citrus

T: Malty sweetness with various degrees of fruit (apricot, orange, even bananas). Grain sprinkled in between.

M: Thin and dull.

D: About what I expected.

Photo of denver10
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.

Photo of Westyn
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of rowew
3.65/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz longneck bottle - no freshness information.

Appearance: Poured into a New Belgium globe - reddish gold color with a thin head that quickly fades.

Smell: Aroma is very faint, but mostly malt with just a bit of hops showing up in the finish.

Taste: Taste is very malty, with a nice dry finish. The hops are subtle, but keep the beer fairly balanced.

Overall impression: Not the best offering from Boulder Beer, but a great gateway beer. I still enjoy this one, and make sure to always have a 12 pack in the fridge for parties.

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of carteravebrew
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of beernut7
3.97/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a deep inviting gold color with no head to speak of. The aroma is slightly grassy with just a hint of sweet malt. The flavor kicks up the hint to a huge malt presence and a medium body with a very light crisp hoppy finish. Easy drinking, this is a fine brew.

Photo of HappyHourHero
2.64/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

Photo of mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of speedvagen
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of sommersb
3.33/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Photo of CWhite
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of fishguyac
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Buebie
2.3/5  rDev -29.9%
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.

Photo of MisterClean
4.03/5  rDev +22.9%
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.

Buffalo Gold Premium Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
76 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.