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Strawberry Blonde Ale - Buffalo Bill's Brewery

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Strawberry Blonde AleStrawberry Blonde Ale

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BA SCORE
75
okay

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 20.63%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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Kerrie

Michigan

1.25/5  rDev -60.9%

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

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -53.1%

07-15-2014 00:35:39 | More by 2-star
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bpop23

Georgia

2/5  rDev -37.5%

10-16-2012 02:44:04 | More by bpop23
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antichuckmoore

Iowa

2/5  rDev -37.5%

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Jeruba


2/5  rDev -37.5%

10-20-2012 17:51:48 | More by Jeruba
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Jamstone714

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -29.7%

09-04-2012 00:39:31 | More by Jamstone714
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Boatly


2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

06-29-2014 02:28:44 | More by Boatly
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jmccullough108

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

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

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

06-09-2013 20:31:02 | More by scruffwhor
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

08-14-2012 03:45:48 | More by bumchilly25
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 12:53:55 | More by OWSLEY069
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CloudStrife

New York

2.83/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 19:49:40 | More by CloudStrife
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.96/5  rDev -7.5%
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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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Illinois

3/5  rDev -6.3%

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maryd837

Ohio

3/5  rDev -6.3%

08-19-2012 16:18:26 | More by maryd837
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -6.3%

08-24-2012 17:58:59 | More by jaidenjb
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ruckus232

Illinois

3/5  rDev -6.3%

10-28-2012 23:27:03 | More by ruckus232
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Zach122

Washington

3/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Florida

3/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -6.3%

03-13-2013 05:18:52 | More by Zachtheporter
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Lare453

Florida

3/5  rDev -6.3%

07-19-2014 22:39:12 | More by Lare453
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lauries444

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6.3%

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GraduatedCashew

California

3/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Kentucky

3.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The short-lived strawberry harvest yields a ton of appetizing products. Along with Abita Strawberry Harvest, Dogfish Head's Tweason Ale, and a smattering of sour ales; Buffalo Bill's Brewery takes their turn...

As the beer pours with a medium yellow, gold straw color, it forms a stinted persistent head with intermittent keys of lace above a mild pectin haze.

A full-out aromatic display of Strawberry, ginger, and near cough syrup floods the nose with strong fruit and spice notes that remind me of both root beer and Jeger-bombs (Jegermeister and Red Bull) ...don't ask, please.

Grain flavors drive the flavor spread with a lot of dry barley that carries cereal, husk, and bready taste. Dry to taste but the fruit flavors seem nearly of the skins of grape, the seeds of berries, and the pith of citrus- very little strawberry character of the nose carries over to taste. Slighly soapy, and bitingly bitter, the beer leaves final impressions of boiled fruit to linger in memory.

Thin and grainy, the mouthfeel leaves little to celebrate. The cereal hust taste translates to harsh bite and tannin astringency, presumably from the abused fruit during the boil or fermentation practice. With little malt support, the beer is left watery, thin, and with a heavy carbonic bite.

The beer delivers some pleasantries to the nose although those are oddly alluring, but none of that manifests in taste, texture, or in its lingering effects. I was hoping for more, but knowing many of the other beers from the brewery, this one seems to fit right in.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 06:03:49 | More by BEERchitect
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Strawberry Blonde Ale from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.