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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
Ranking:
#43,323
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
153
pDev:
15.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 153 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of GarrisWH
1/5  rDev -69.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Dogbrick
1.7/5  rDev -48%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Bottle from Rock Bottom in Denver: Pale golden color with a medium thin white head and thin rings of lacing. Vinegar dominates the nose making me wary of a bad bottle. Light-bodied and astringent, tasting of stale malt and vinegar. The finish is overly tart with more sourness. Assuming Rock Bottom is carrying old stock, either way this was pretty much undrinkable.

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Photo of Beaver13
1.77/5  rDev -45.9%
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 nickd717
2.24/5  rDev -31.5%
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 Buebie
2.3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 0z glass into a tulip.
Sudsy 3 finger white head. Deep golden transparent color.
Smell is mild piney grassy hops, very mild hop aroma. Some dough like smells as well. A little sweetness detected in the smell. Also smells like swadust, little fresh cut woodyness at the nose.

Taste....well, it has SOME taste. Mostly none though.
Corn, mild grassy hops, too much carbonation, some mild sweetness, but most of the flavor is overwhelmed with a dust like nothingness.
Not much to be said.

Mouthfeel, thin and watery. Wont be getting this again.

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Photo of denver10
2.48/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A yellowish golden with a half thumbs width white head. Before I sat the glass down in the other room the head had already left. Doughy aroma paired with a sweet malt aspect that is kinda diluted.Taste is pretty much on point with the aroma. Doughy at first, some honey enters into the middle, and closes a little bit too sweet. Medium body to this one with some carbonation. Not a bad beer, not a good beer. I probably wouldn't buy it again but I didn't have any problems drinking what I already had.

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Photo of AAG
2.49/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a room-temperature stein. Made the mistake of reading other reviews of this beer before drinking it (many were negative reviews). Beer is fresh - "enjoy by Feb 2013."

Appearance - Light/medium amber color; transparent; initially about a 1/2 finger white head but it dissipated quickly.

Smell - Very difficult to discern a smell. After agitating I can pickup a slight smell of yeast and malt....perhaps a slight berry-like smell.

Taste - Underwhelming initially. Bread, toasted grains flavor...remains throughout.

Mouthfeel - Easy on the palate; light-bodied; medium carbonation.

Overall - Not my favorite Boulder Beer but okay for a light-bodied, American Blonde Ale. It grew on me as I made my way through it and I would drink this again if I was looking for a light, refreshing beer.

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Photo of IPAylor
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of DBIII
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of unshodjogger
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of kiki3drt292
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of cthulu81
2.51/5  rDev -23.2%
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 jdhilt
2.53/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Almost clear amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Hoppy nose. Starts hoppy and stays that way, only slight hoppy/bitter aftertaste. At least it isn't vinegary like Dogbrick's. $1.39 for a 12oz bottle from John's Market Place Tigard, Or.

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Photo of HappyHourHero
2.64/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Small, foamy, off-white colored head fades quickly to a film. Lightly sweet caramel malt and fruity (apple?) aroma. Transparent pale copper colored beer with a few streams of carbonation rising up from around the bottom. Fruity flavors dominate with a barely noticable malt base. Finish starts to go sour, but ends up just dissapearing. Moderately light body, nothing in the mouthfeel dept. Just barely not bad.

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Photo of rye726
2.68/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour a well carbonated golden color. Clear with a fizzy tan head. The smell is of some grainy malts and mellow hops. Taste is similar. Light malts and hops. Light to medium body with lots of carbonation. A drinkable brew, but nothing special. More light an expensive light beer than a micro.

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Photo of Brent
2.7/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Golden straw color. Insignificant head that vanished to a ring around the edge. Aroma reserved, barest hint of fruity hops. On first sip the beer seemed almost flavorless. Subsequent drinks developed a lager-like flavor profile. A little caramel-tinged malt, with sweet/tangy interplay, leading to a modest hops bittering at the finish. Way too flacid for the style, more like a lawnmower lager. Not bad, but a yawner.

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Photo of Westyn
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of justinp
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Rdc67
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of FINLANDski_1619
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of barleywinefiend
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a golden straw color. Insignificant head that vanished to a ring around the edge. Aroma reserved, barest hint of fruity hops. On first sip the beer seemed almost flavorless. Subsequent drinks developed a lager-like flavor profile. A little caramel-tinged malt, with sweet/tangy interplay, leading to a modest hops bittering at the finish.

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Photo of MinorThreat
2.8/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Poured into a pint glass, high clarity, golden brown in color. Not much of a head to speak of and minimal lacing.

S-Not too much going on in the nose. A small amount of cereal grain and some yeast lingering around in there.

T-Not too shabby. This is what the big macro's would taste like in a perfect world. Light, refreshing, some light toasted grains, a light touch of green apples (yeast maybe). Nothing overwhelming but an overall balanced easy drinking beer. Patio pounder of a beer.

M-Really nice for the style, just viscous enough while remaining light.

D-Its a pretty solid offering. Lawnmower beer or a great intro into good micros.

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Photo of peabody
2.85/5  rDev -12.8%
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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Buffalo Gold Premium Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 3.27 out of 5 with 153 ratings
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