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Buffalo Gold Premium Ale | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States
boulderbeer.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.95%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-30-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
151
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
20.12%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 77 | Ratings: 151
Reviews by cthulu81:
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2.51/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

So right off the bat, this ia an American blonde ale, a very finicky style for us very finicky drinkers. It is also a style I don't think should be served outside of a brew pub, or at least outside of a certain radius of the brewery as it is more vulnerable to bad shipping and storage conditions than most other styles. Read on to find out what happens when a blonde from Boulder gets reviewed by a red head in Northern Virginia. The aromas present smell almost like a soggy saltine cracker. There is an off-putting soapy scent, with a distracting sweet corn aroma completing the unappealing introduction to this beer. At least it looks ok. Blonde, straw colored, no visible sea monkeys floating around in the glass. Taste. I almost wish I didn't have to, but it for the purposes of a review. Sip, sip...well this isn't very nice at all. Harsh, sharp grain husk flavors lead to an even more unpleasant damp biscuit finish. Light sulfur compounds complete the woeful package. Oh, look there are even some rough vegetal flavors to despise as well. Drinkability? I don't want to. I will take a water instead please. I know this isn't what the beer was supposed to taste like, but I am judging it as what came out of the bottle. Please don't ship blonde ales long distances through less than reputable and responsible distributors. It doesn't help your brand and it certainly doesn't help such a delicate beer like a blonde ale.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.11/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer was gold in color. It had a good-sized white head with a bit of lace.

Kind of an average beer. Toasty, grassy aroma, not that exciting.

Same with the taste. White toast, mild hops.

Pleasant enough, inoffensive. Good for quenching a thirst.

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Photo of Beaver13
1.77/5  rDev -46%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

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.

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Photo of Snoopybean24
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ADR
3.71/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap, Supreme Court Bar, Adam's Mark Hotel, Denver, CO...

Clear, kind of a dull gold color, far lighter than bronze in appearance. Head is creamy and stable at under 1/2 an inch. Good adhesion on the laces. Aroma is subdued, really hard to pull anything out of it. Carbonation is understated, mouthfeel thinnish. Starts malty, bready with some tar qualities. Hops are minimal, but bitter in a grape leaf like way, perhaps combining with a touch of citric wheat. The finish is the most interesting thing -- nutty and almost chocolate-like as it unfolds. For a Blonde Ale, this one had more interest for me than many.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of IPAylor
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of cliff1066
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of kkrez
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of nickd717
2.24/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle dated March 22, 2011 at the Denver airport.

Nice appearance, clear bright golden with a one finger white head.

The aroma is not very good, as metal is the main thing I'm picking up. Some sweet malt and hops behind that.

The flavor is not anything too great either. Sweet pale malt, grain, mild floral hops, and metal.

Medium-light bodied and metallic on the mouthfeel with medium-low carbonation.

What can I say- this isn't very good. Disappointments all around from Boulder tonight.

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Photo of russpowell
3.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this at old chicago with lunch

Poured golden/bronzw with a 2 fingers deep head. Great head retention & very good lacing

S: Floral hops & hints of honey

T: Floral hops & malt sweetness. Some citric hops in the middle. Finished crisp & sweet, with hints of grainyness & grass

mF: Light bodied with a little too much carbonation & lacking in depth & balance

Drinks okay, worse examples out there, but one & done unless you're stuck with BMC

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DBIII
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of alittlehazy
3.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was on sale at the store so I gave it a go. Poured lighter than I expected it to as a bubbly gold with a frothy white head. The smell wasnt bursting out of the glass, but I could pick up the maltiness from a whiff.

My only complaint was a slight metalic taste to it, but besides that the sweet malts and more subdued bitterness of hops tasted great. Decent mouthfeel, but it was definetely smooth going down. This was a very fine session beer to enjoy with friends hanging out at home. Very easy drinking.

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Photo of HighonHops42
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Westyn
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of RogerWolfe
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of peabody
2.85/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

pours out clear amber with a one finger white foam head. Lacing abounds here. The suds dissapate quickly.
Grapes and nuts are what I smell first. sour yeast and light malt come into play later. Is there wheat here?
Taste has a bland grapeftuit and caramel with a slight hop aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is bland at best. Nothing being savored here.
Not a great beer at all.

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Photo of akolb
3.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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