Buffalo Gold (SKO)
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Buffalo Gold (SKO)Buffalo Gold (SKO)
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Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States
Lager - American
Ranked #277
Ranked #29,987
3.26 | pDev: 15.95%
Oct 13, 2021
Aug 30, 2002
Buffalo Gold (SKO)Buffalo Gold (SKO)
Notes: Golden Lager

Since 1989, Buffalo Gold Beer has been a beer tasting like beer meant to fuel beer-soaked celebrations. Bring the noise.
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3.34 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 13, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by KT3418 from Colorado

I believe this is now called SKO Buffalo Gold, not the best but I found it still easily drinkable.

Jun 17, 2021
3.65 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Apr 24, 2021
4.92 by FatheadX from Colorado on Oct 20, 2019
3.25 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa on Aug 21, 2019
3.44 by williahd from Maine on May 25, 2019
4.39 by superwho24 from Arkansas on May 16, 2019
3.25 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 25, 2019
2.75 by cryptichead from Illinois on Mar 31, 2019
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3.28/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Wasatch from Colorado

12 oz. Can
Enjoy By: Oct 16 2018

Pours a nice clean/clear dark golden orangy color, pretty nice carbonation, with a nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which also leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, slight hop, grainy, slight citrus. The taste is malty, slight hop, grainy, with some slight citrus. Medium body, ABV is hidden pretty well. Overall, a tasty brew.

Oct 10, 2018
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2.62/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

12oz can poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a very cloudy dark yellow color, with 1/2 inch of white head that had low retention, but good lacing.

The aroma was mostly sticky sweet, with a slight funk. I've noticed that same thing in other beers from this brewery, maybe the house yeast?

Very similar on the tongue; lots of sweetness, no grain or hops, and more of that dang funk, yo!

The body was decent, if perhaps a bit fuller than I prefer in the style.

Drinkability was a bit on the difficult side, mostly because of that funky aspect. Overall, a very meh beer. Cannot recommend.

Sep 25, 2018
3.25 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Jul 22, 2018
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3.05/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Parmesan from Colorado

L: Pours a copper gold color with a creamy white head and no lacing on the glass.

S: Some nutty malt, with a floral hop and a strong mineral note.

T: Some nutty malt, a light floral hop, with a very strong mineral note. Tastes rather watery

F: Light and crisp.

O: Definitely feels like it is catering to the light lager crowd, not a very interesting beer.

May 19, 2018
4 by Musineer from Texas on May 07, 2018
3.01 by TWStandley from Massachusetts on Dec 24, 2017
1 by GarrisWH from Colorado on Jun 20, 2017
4 by jewellrunner from Missouri on Mar 27, 2017
3.8 by Jodio from Texas on Feb 05, 2017
3.25 by warpedrevolution from Illinois on Dec 21, 2016
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1.42/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25
by q33jeff from New Jersey


Bottle to pint glass.
AROMA: Vegetables.
LOOK: Gold Color, little head, but some lacing lasts awhile.
TASTE: Not good at all. Wilted Greens, Pissy Budweiser-esque.
FEEL: Thin; Surprised this is an Ale, feels more like a Lager.

Beer of the Month Club.

Dec 14, 2016
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1.77/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
by Beaver13 from Colorado

12 oz can. Pours clear orange gold with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet vegetal malts with a little honey.

The flavor is sweet vegetal malts with a little bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, like a slightly better Bud.

Oct 30, 2016
3 by GRG1313 from California on Sep 15, 2016
2.78 by EdgarGerik from Venezuela on Sep 08, 2016
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2.74/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

Back on The CANQuest (tm) for the foreseeable future! I have a plethora of CANs to run through & the CANbination of laundry + a Pirates game on TeeVee is a nice acCANpaniment.

From the CAN: Buffalo Gold is a light-bodied, easy-drinking yet very flavorful Golden Ale from [CAN]orado's First Craft Brewery."

I Crack!ed that Buffalo real good, but when I attempted an inverted Glug, the head came roaring up, trying to gore me with its horns! I ended up with two fingers of fluffy, foamy, tawny head that had no ChANce in the face of tonight's oppressive heat & humidity. Color was more of a solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity, as opposed to Gold. Sorry. Nose was light & faint, kind of sweetish, but lightly discernible. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was lightly malty sweet, but mostly unobtrusive. Finish was semi-sweet, but I had to work to get much from it. It is a very light, ephemeral beer. You could probably fill your cooler with it without blinking an eye, but why bother? You could probably find something equally bland at a better price point.

Jul 27, 2016
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3.45/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by akolb from Colorado

Pours a light clear amber with a large white head. Smells slightly crisp and crackery. A bit of citrusy hops. Not a lot to the aroma. Taste is similar. Crackery and bready, with a hint of yeast and a crisp finish. I could almost mistake this for a pilsner. Not a bad beer, and certainly refreshing, but lacks complexity.

Jun 24, 2016
3.02 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Jun 22, 2016
3.57 by TonyTwins from Nebraska on Jun 13, 2016
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3.21/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a deep golden color with a tiny head of white foam. The head fades super fast leaving just a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of a bready aroma with a good showing of a caramel. Along with these smells comes some fruitiness of harvest fruits and a little bit of a hay smell.

Taste- The taste begins with a rather thick bready taste mixed with a little bit of doughiness. Some fruitiness of harvest fruits (peach apricot and pear) develop more as the taste advances. Other flavors of a light herbal hop nature as well as tastes of caramel and a rather off musty tastes later come on. In the end, one is left with a odd, and slightly disagreeing malty and sort of sweet, but strangely hopped and musty taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is slightly thicker with a carbonation level that is rather low. For the bready and sweet tastes of the brew it was OK, but a higher carbonation would have helped hide the must and made for a more refreshing brew. So overall it was just OK.

Overall – Not really one I would necessarily recommend. It has an odd aftertaste and the flavors don’t really meld all that well together. Not one I will go back to any time soon.

Jun 10, 2016
3.36 by cbcrunch from Wyoming on Mar 23, 2016
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3.53/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

A big thanks to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of bready malts. Taste is also bready malts, very light hops, smooth and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a solid but unspectacular beer.

Dec 08, 2015
3 by Nat1975 from Indiana on Dec 07, 2015
3.5 by paulish from New York on Oct 25, 2015
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3.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by jwc215 from Arizona

12 oz. can:

Pours deep golden with a thin bubbly head that leaves little lacing.

The smell is of light grain.

The taste is of grain with a honey-like sweetness. A light touch of toast and a suble floral touch balance the sweetness in the finish.

It is light-bodied and easy enough to drink.

A pleasant enough basic blonde ale. Nothing particularly special about it, in my opinion, but inoffensive.

Oct 08, 2015
3 by Hohnbaum from Kansas on Oct 04, 2015
2.18 by 23HopstateNY from Colorado on Sep 26, 2015
3.55 by needMIbeer from Virginia on Aug 28, 2015
3.21 by Pens1967 from Louisiana on Aug 06, 2015
3 by Oakenator from Pennsylvania on May 15, 2015
3.65 by muddyh2oblues from Illinois on Apr 18, 2015
3.24 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Apr 14, 2015
Buffalo Gold (SKO) from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 197 ratings