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
Ratings:
152
Reviews:
77
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of smithmd4
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

Photo of Redemption575
4.2/5  rDev +28%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.19/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Boulder Buffalo Gold has a very thick, frothy, cream-colored head, a mostly clear, brilliant gold appearance, with tiny white particles throughout and heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of cream, mild and sweet bread crust, cream cheese cake icing, and hop oil. Taste is of all of those elements wit low, yet noticeable hop bitterness to round it out. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Boulder Buffalo Gold finishes crisp, highly drinkable, and exceptionally refreshing.

RJT

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Photo of MisterClean
4.03/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared at a home brew club meeting.

A - Pours copper-gold with a 2 fingered white head. Dissipates slow and leaves little to no lacing.

S - Sweet notes of honey and caramel.

T - A very sweet flavor of honey and caramel, with some bittering hops.

M - Full-bodied, well-balanced, malt dominated, and finished dry. Carbonation was medium.

D - Although it does not have the traditional bitterness of a blonde ale, it is still a refreshing beer and a good quaff.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.01/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a conical pint glass.

The beer is a perfectly crystal-clear golden hue, so clear you can hold it up to your computer monitor and read words through it. A frothy, soapy light cream head stays around for a while, leaving a thick film eventually. Massive sheets of light foam lacing coat the glass. Very impressive.

The beer smells slightly malty and sweet up front, but a nutty, peppery citrus comes through as well.

The taste is malt-forward, with a nice subtly tangy lemon peel finish. Offering nice balance. To mimic the aroma, faint black pepper comes through in the finish as well.

The mouthfeel is dry, clean, and crisp.

Overall, I can't tell you how impressive the lacing is for this brew, such good head retention and webbed foam everywhere on the glass. But ultimately, this is just a perfectly clean, refreshing beer to session. Great in summer, great in spring.

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Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of ssjkyle
4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of tmitch75
3.98/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Monthly club selection for May. Orangey gold color, almost clear, with creamy smooth white head. Smells of sweet malt and floral hops.

Taste is not as sweet as the nose, with nice grassy flavor, light fruitiness, and minimal bitterness. Good balance.

Smooth mouthfeel, body is between light and medium. Crispness is good.

Very easy-drinking and satisfying, a good summer beer that BA's and newbies will both like.

Tasted on 5/29/08.

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Photo of beernut7
3.97/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a deep inviting gold color with no head to speak of. The aroma is slightly grassy with just a hint of sweet malt. The flavor kicks up the hint to a huge malt presence and a medium body with a very light crisp hoppy finish. Easy drinking, this is a fine brew.

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Photo of Moxley
3.94/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden with a thin off-white head. Splotchy lacing. Smells of sweet malts and dark fruits. Light and fruity with a mellow, well-balanced combination of hops and malts. Smooth and mild.

Excellent representation of the style. Good choice if you're looking for something you could drink all day.

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Photo of argock
3.93/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a clear pint glass. No freshness date.

A: Luinous golden color with thick, frothy wheat-colored head with generous lacing down the glass.

S: Lots of woody, herbal hops aromas with a bit of citrus too. The caramel malts are sweet and prominent.

T: A full-flavored blonde ale with a very pleasant fruitiness mixed with a complex hops contribution that includes leafy-tobacco, earthy-herbal-tea, and peppery-lemon components with a slightly cherry tart finish. The aftertaste is thick and sweet with a bit of the nutty, woody character of the hops there, too.

M: An exceptionally creamy beer with a wonderful smoothness and medium-to-full body. Carbonation is medium.

D: A really nice blond ale that looks great and blends a really top-notch taste and mouthfeel.

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Photo of WesWes
3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a gold color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a pale malt scent with a light hop aroma; not much else. The taste is good. It has a grainy pale malt flavor that goes down smooth and finishes slightly fruity with a light hop aftertaste. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking brew, especially for those warm afternoons. It's light and tastey.

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Photo of inebrius
3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A brewery's attempt at making an ale accessible to all? Perhaps, but it works. Orange-hued golden under a thin sticky cap. Nose of honeyed toast and flora, subdued, but apparent. Slick draught brings creamy grain followed by a slight, yet lingering hop finale. Hint of lageresque sulfur in the finish? Not a big beer, nor does it need to be. Just your everyday type easy drinker.

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Photo of Quaffer
3.86/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nothing exceptional about the appearance of this beer. It was a light copper color with a white, coarse head. I got a finger of foam out of it with some coaxing, but it was gone in a flash. The small amount of bubbles that remained left no lace on the glass. It did have a pretty heavy bead, which I was surprised to see.

Smell: There was a great, warm, roasted malt smell. Roasted is hardly the word for it. It was more like fresh baked bread with a little bit of spice. Muffins, maybe?

Mouthfeel: With that warm, thick aroma I was expecting a mouthfeel that was comparable. It didn't quite deliver. Thin- to medium-thin bodied, with a fuzzy, velvety feel to it. It was nice, but I was expecting more.

Taste: Like the mouthfeel, the taste didn't quite match up to the aroma. Upfront, there was sweet malt and a little bit of roasted malt. In the middle arose a sourness that lingered into the aftertaste. There was the mildest hint of hops on the finish that helped to balance out this brew, but didn't quite do the job.

This was a pretty good beer that would make a great session brew. My biggest complaint would be the sourness in the flavor that I found somewhat distracting.

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Photo of jokelahoma
3.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color, with very little head at all. The small head falls quickly, taking on the appearance of hours old dishwater, with only the slightest trace of foam.

Aroma is faint, in every sense of the word. A tiny bit of caramel sneaks in, then runs away. If there are hops in the nose, my olfactory missed 'em. Would be disappointing but for the fact this is a gold.

Very little taste either. BMC drinkers might find it bitter, with the short blast of hops up front, but even that bit fades fast. What's left is a faintly sweet maltiness which also fades quickly, leaving zero aftertaste. Not much here from an advocate standpoint, but a great training wheels beer. Isn't that what a gold is about?

Mouthfeel is quite watery, and again, that's what you'd expect and want from the style.

Overall, there is scant little here to recommend this to a seasoned beer veteran, save for perhaps lawnmower applications. But for introducing the uninitiated, this one would work well. Nicely done, for what it is.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this as "Buffalo Gold" at the Rock Bottom brewpub in Denver.

Pours a clear, warm amber with a decent head that sticks around. Aroma is richly malty with a hint of fruit. Flavor is delicious and mouth-filling with a caramel undertone. Mouthfeel is smooth and pleasant. Very refreshing.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.82/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Amberstone Bar & Grill inside the Red Lion Hotel in Denver, CO.

Pours a clear honey orange color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that fades to a thin cap. Thin random clumps of lace dot the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sweet malt, honey, and orange marmalade. Taste is of sweet malt, subdued honey flavors, and orange/citrus fruits. This beer has a lower level of carbonation and is slightly thick. Overall, this is a solid blonde ale that I would get again.

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

Photo of Tiki1336
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of CWhite
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of carteravebrew
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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Buffalo Gold Premium Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
3.28 out of 5 based on 152 ratings.
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