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Strawberry Blonde Ale - Buffalo Bill's Brewery

Strawberry Blonde AleStrawberry Blonde Ale

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 18.69%


Brewed by:
Buffalo Bill's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrDemento456 on 07-12-2012)
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 15 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by RickS95:
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RickS95

Indiana

3.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

While I was expecting a mostly clear beer, I was surprised to find a wheaty, wit-looking beer with a milky golden color. Fairly opaque. The only drawback was the lack of much head. It's thin to begin with and doesn't last long.

The smell is a nice combination of strawberry and wheat with a splash of ginger thrown in. It doesn't really smell like beer, smells more like candy but none of the scents are overpowering, they just work well together.

I generally don't care for the taste of ginger and in this beer it was no exception. While the smells worked well, the flavors didn't. The strawberry flavor is more an afterthought as the ginger steals its thunder. No hop presence.

For what it is, the feel is ok. Not necessarily a cold weather beer, but crisp and refreshing in a drink that would be suited for the warmer months. Lots of acid, but not terribly beer-like.

It's not a bad beer by any means, just has some characteristics that I don't care for. I'd like to try this again maybe in the summer and see if I liked it any more. A bit more alcohol would be appreciated.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 03:35:17 | More by RickS95
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DM1293

California

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

11-30-2013 22:45:05 | More by DM1293
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closisinthehouse

Florida

3/5  rDev -6.5%

11-17-2013 23:20:35 | More by closisinthehouse
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jmccullough108

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

10-26-2013 00:09:48 | More by jmccullough108
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Zach122

Washington

3/5  rDev -6.5%

10-05-2013 04:16:50 | More by Zach122
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.96/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I'm not sure about this beer, but I tend to like a bit more strawberry than blonde, if you catch my drift... Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly-hazy bronze-brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises strawberry syrup backed by a firm contingent of bland wheat. The taste brings in more of the same, with the wheat taking the lead now, which, in turn, somehow makes the strawberry seem even more artificial than before. I'm not sure I'm getting any of the ginger they tell me is in there... The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, an okay beer at best, one that just seems too artificial and uncooperative for its own good.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 06:14:07 | More by TMoney2591
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TruePerception

California

3.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Buffalo Bill's Strawberry Blonde with Ginger: Smell: light strawberry and wheat; Taste/Mouthfeel: very light strawberry, wheat, crisp ginger "burn", refreshing; good/pretty good

Had at the restaurant, poured into a pilsner glass

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 08:44:21 | More by TruePerception
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-29-2013 23:08:31 | More by mpalestino
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Kansas

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-28-2013 19:07:03 | More by Hellpop65
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trocketsauced

New York

3.5/5  rDev +9%

07-26-2013 01:08:00 | More by trocketsauced
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6.5%

07-24-2013 03:17:25 | More by timjim1327
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California

3/5  rDev -6.5%

06-24-2013 17:19:57 | More by GraduatedCashew
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scruffwhor

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

06-09-2013 20:31:02 | More by scruffwhor
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anvilx

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

06-01-2013 18:36:30 | More by anvilx
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Jerry

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-23-2013 02:45:12 | More by Jerry
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy by 08-01-13.

Pours a honey-copper color. Thin white head only reaches a quarter-inch. Lacing is a pipe dream.

Syrupy berry aroma. Notes of artificial blueberry and strawberry jam. Maybe a whisp of this so-called ginger additive. Very sweet and fruity.

Sweet grain, strawberry pie filling, artificial blueberry, artificial blue raspberry, and finishing sweet ginger. Doesn't taste awful, nor unlike a beer. It is a bit sweet and overly contrived. Fruitiness is nectary and burdening. Could use more hop bitterness (there is some).

Fantastically easy to imbibe. Carb balances out a slick, medium body. Easily crushable.

A fairly unexceptional fruity blonde. No finesse. No evidence of fresh fruit. No harm, no real foul. The six-pack will be drunk up, no problem. But, I won't miss it when it's gone.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 20:24:47 | More by thecheapies
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Kerrie

Michigan

1.25/5  rDev -61.1%

04-25-2013 01:23:21 | More by Kerrie
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -6.5%

03-13-2013 05:18:52 | More by Zachtheporter
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beerme626

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +32.4%

02-26-2013 00:10:49 | More by beerme626
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

3.09/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance - light honey-gold pour with suspended sediment. Thin head even with a hard pour, but it is somehow holding onto a thin partial cover.

Aroma - alcopop, grain and strawberry.

Taste - the first pull is a healthy one (I'm thirsty), about what I was expecting. Grainy and with mildly sweet strawberry flavor. A mild huskiness on the aftertaste. A clean finish, not sugary which is a plus.

Mouthfeel - very fluffy and bubbly, average carbonation.

Overall - easy enouigh to drink but more of a summery change of pace thing.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 21:22:46 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-20-2013 23:19:08 | More by Janeinma
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Aaron_Ramson

California

4.03/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer much more than I expected to! While the color was very standard for a blonde, it was slightly cloudy; I suspect that American wheat yeast is used (somewhat typical of an American fruit beer) and that would account for the cloudiness. The nose was very pleasant and fruity with apples, pear, strawberry and grapes coming to mind. The taste followed the nose with lightly tart fruit being predominant. Strawberries, apple and grape; the wheat and grains shine through, and a clean finish is obtained thanks to the subtle ginger. Mouthfeel is thin side of medium and the carbonation seems a little heavy but is appropriate for a fruit beer I suppose. This was very easy to drink and would be a great warm weather session beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 19:35:53 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Popped the cap on this one and it let out a powerful pop, it didn't foam over but thought it might with the amount of pressure it let out. The beer poured out with a big amount of white heady on top. The body is a hazy golden color. The smell of the beer has a subtle strawberry note with quite a bit of ginger on the nose also. The taste has a dominant ginger flavor with the strawberry coming in during the finish. There isn't much bitterness in this beer but it's sweet and fruity. The mouthfeel of the beer is pretty carbonated, a little too much maybe... It's light bodied and still easy to drink. Overall it's a decent brew but I expects a bit more Strawberry out of this one from Buffalo Bill's.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 21:26:06 | More by Knapp85
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -6.5%

12-22-2012 01:18:52 | More by enelson
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mrmitsui29

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +32.4%

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Strawberry Blonde Ale from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.