Strawberry Blonde Ale - Buffalo Bill's Brewery
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Reviews by TruePerception:
3.65/5 rDev +13.4%
(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
08-30-2013 08:44:21 | More by TruePerception
More User Reviews:
3.6/5 rDev +11.8%
Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance: 1/3 inch head, gold in color, hazy, moderate carbonation
Smell: strawberry, English malt, and ginger
Taste: strawberry, English malt, touch of rhubarb--maybe, and ginger
Mouthfeel: sweet and spicy, moderate carbonation, medium bodied
Overall:Very interesting brew--complex sorta of like Brooklyn's the Concoction, but not as deep a flavor. You have to like ginger to like this one. I could probably do three or four on a hot summer's day.
11-13-2012 17:00:06 | More by tigg924
2.83/5 rDev -12.1%
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Enjoy by 120112.
A: Pours a slightly hazy golden straw with a puffy 2 finger head. Tons of visible carbonation shooting to the top. Doesnt leave much lacing.
S: A blend of strawberry and ginger that ends like ripe vomit.
T: Good strawberry ginger wheat like taste but not for me. Too sweet.
M: Good bubbly mouthfeel
Overall a tough one to finish a bottle of. Maybe left to those who do not like real beer.
10-28-2012 19:49:40 | More by CloudStrife
3.38/5 rDev +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.
12-15-2012 03:35:17 | More by RickS95
3.58/5 rDev +11.2%
Picked this one up tonight at Brewforia Meridian on the way home from work... Paid a pricey $2ish... but I am a sucker for strawberry brews. Poured into my slim tulip ... A decent white head dies pretty quickly... the brew is a slightly hazed light golden.
On the nose, the ginger sorta beats out the strawberry quite badly... the fruit is there, but is not nearly enough... some background pale maltiness helps carry the aromas.
Flavor is better than the aroma... decent fruitiness comes out mid palate... ginger is now the 2nd fiddle... again, a light maltiness delivers the flavors and makes for a fairly decent brew.
Body is light/medium... carbonation is fairly abundant and prickly..
I am surprised I like this one as much as I do... refreshing... expensive, but refreshing... I would certainly buy again as long as it is fresh.
09-11-2012 06:32:02 | More by JohnGalt1
3.78/5 rDev +17.4%
Well I liked the Blueberry stout so I picked this one up in my mixed six. I guess it's like Pete's Wicked ale but with ginger.
Ow and another site said Brewed by Pyramid brewing? Not sure.
A - A hard pour produced a 1/4 inch of white head that quickly fizzes to a lace ring. Color is a bright golden yellow.
S - The Strawberries smell kind of candy like so I hope they have some level of tartness. Ginger is also picked up mixed in there. I smell little overall hops.
T - Well it's not bad I can't tell if the strawberries are real but they are not very distracting. Ginger gives it a snap mid palate providing a good balance with the wheat. Overall enjoyable.
M - Light to medium its easy to drink.
Overall it's a beer with mostly crisp ginger taste, wheat, and a mild body of Strawberries. Not bad in my book.
07-12-2012 00:01:53 | More by DrDemento456
4.23/5 rDev +31.4%
I had a chance to review their Blueberry Stout the other morning, so now I am (kind of) following it up with this one. It is interesting that it is a "Strawberry Blonde with Ginger" since strawberry blondes are a subset of redheads who are often referred to as "gingers". I am a big fan of redheads, being one myself and I look forward to this beer.
From the bottle: "a Refreshing Summer Brew".
I went with an aggro pour as I like to watch the pseudo-cascade take place, plus I do not mind massive amounts of head or the esters that it releases in its creation. It settled into two fingers of rocky, foaming, off-white head with decent retention. The nose was very sweet, initially, like strawberry candy, but when I leaned in, I got a solid whiff of ginger. Color was a solid golden-yellow (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity and as my old nemeses, Croesus, Midas and Mammon appeared, I snatched it away to convey that this one was mine, all mine! Great lacing had begun to form as the head fell and I lifted the glass for my first sip. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium and the taste was extremely pleasant! The strawberry flavor was nowhere near as sweet as I had expected from the nose and the ginger was understated enough that I could taste it, but without overwhelming the strawberry. Finish was semi-sweet and about as perfect a Summer beer as I can imagine.
07-08-2014 03:07:00 | More by woodychandler
2.78/5 rDev -13.7%
Pours a clean deep yellow color with a white. In the aroma, strawberry sweetness, with notes of ginger. In the taste, spice to strawberry sweetness, with a lingering ginger. A spice bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry ginger with a small strawberry sweetness in the aftertaste. The strawberry is decent, but the the ginger is just a bit too much.
07-14-2012 12:53:55 | More by OWSLEY069
2.96/5 rDev -8.1%
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.
09-08-2013 06:14:07 | More by TMoney2591
Strawberry Blonde Ale from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.