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Buck Wild Ale - Fernie Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fernie Brewing Co. visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We thought our "highly quaffable" summer brew would be your favourite new friend for summer 2011. And it proves we were correct. With a touch of wheat and lightly hopped, this golden blond ale made many a perfectly crisp and refreshing summer addition to many a summers day. Light enough to enjoy with any meal, especially salads or fish or as a simple accompaniment to a warm sunny deck, river float or exceptionally poor round of golf!

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 08-16-2011)
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another treat procured from a friend who recently returned from BC.

A - Pours a hazy pale straw colour, finger of head with no real retention and no lacing.

S - Scent is mild with hint of wheat and a slight earthy citrus hop.

T - Wheat dominates with a hint of citrus, pale malts, a touch of brown sugar and honey.

M - Lighter bodied and a tad thin and finishes rather dry.

O - An unadventurous, though non-offensive blonde ale that would certainly make for an easy patio session ale. I drank this one while sitting on the deck at camp, so the setting was right, but the flavours were just a bit too tame for my liking.

Serving type: can

08-09-2012 23:12:56 | More by andrenaline
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

CANned beer from my CANadian trader, BigBry, in order to further The CANQuest (TM)! CAN you dig it?!? I certainly CAN!

From the CAN: "Mountain Brewed for Mountain Legends Who Deserve"; "Buck Wild was Fernie's greatest cowboy, legend states. After 8 glorious seconds, Buck was tossed so high he crashed into Heaven before falling to Earth, smashing out the Elk Valley."; "Its time to get Buck Wild."; "Craft Beers for Wild Life."

Man, as the holidays approach at school, the kids are already plenty buck wild for me, but beer in a CAN is never a bad thing. Hey, how come another Woody (not me) just landed in my lap?!? Get outta here, you cowboy, you!

The Crack & Glug was its usual memorable performance, resulting in a finger-and-a-half of eggnog-colored head with good retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy golden yellow. Nose had a biscuit-malt sweetness, very clean and very welcomed. Mouthfeel was on the thin side and the taste was very malty sweet, like liquid bread. Not bad, CANsidering the style, but not my cuppa tea (or meat, according to The Mighty Quinn). Finish was still quite sweet, but not off-putting. I am not going to recommend it, but only because it was too sweet for my refined taste. YMMV.

Serving type: can

12-18-2011 01:32:16 | More by woodychandler
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

355ml can poured into pint glass 22/11/11

A hazy golden orange with loads of tiny suspended particles being moved around by a few bib bubbles that feed a short lived finger of foam that leaves a single ring of lace

S a shitload of honey and some candied corn a little citrus but mostly sweet malts

T yet somehow sweeter then the smell, slight earthy aspect but nothing special really, no off flavors but a little too heavy on sweet malts for me

M fairly full bodied for the color with more bubbles then one could see, not much for aftertaste

O basic but drinkable, perhaps on a scorching summer day these could work in numbers but I'm getting board of it after one today

still waiting for a Fernie beer to WOW me, the Maple Porter was pretty good but other then that pretty underwhelming stuff

Serving type: can

11-23-2011 18:44:16 | More by wordemupg
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - crystal clear golden yellow, tall bubbly white head slowly gave way to some random lacing
S - light bready and corn odours, very mild leafiness, generally subdued in this department
T - buttery bread and yeasty flavours, subtle leafy hops, slightly peppery and herbal
M - medium carbonation, starts with a hint of spicy tang but quickly moves to a flour type of bready dryness that fairly plain and not so enticing
O - it has decent flavour for a simple blonde, but there's nothing that makes it stand out, the bready yet thin feel takes it down a notch in terms of drinkability, I'm glad I found this as a single can

Serving type: can

08-26-2011 03:39:34 | More by joemcgrath27
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

355ml can. A liquid ode to one Buck Wild, apparently the town of Fernie's greatest cowboy (the name sounds like a reference to an entirely different chaps and bullwhip based entertainment genre to me, but I digress). His legend sounds like more of a Native Canadian tale, than one borne of the age of western expansion.

This beer pours a clear, glassy pale golden straw colour, with two fingers of puffy, frothy, and thinly foamy off-white head, which leaves a haphazard paint job of broken webbed lace around the glass in its rather lazy wake.

It smells of buttery, toasty malt, some middling yeast, and low-key spicy, leafy hops. The taste is surprisingly sweet pastry dough - yeasty, but not overly so - with some weak grainy malt struggling for air underneath, and a softly citrus and earthy hoppiness keeping things on this side of saccharine insouciance.

The carbonation is moderate in its overall dullness, the body a taciturn medium weight, a tad cloying, and smooth with the same underlying caveat. It finishes still very much like unfinished bread, the malty, yeasty sweetness still the predominating feature, and the lazy, innocuous hops not doing very much to help.

While not an unpleasant offering in the least, the fairly unbalanced overall nature of the malt leads me to wonder what it would be like to pound a sixer of these cans whilst camping - Slurpee Brain? Sugar Crash? Eventual Tongue Scrape with plastic knife? Guess I'll never really know, since I'm stopping at just the one.

Serving type: can

08-16-2011 22:54:57 | More by biboergosum
Buck Wild Ale from Fernie Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.