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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States | website

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:
76
Ratings:
149
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
13.94%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 76 | Ratings: 149
Photo of AdmiralDiaz
3.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A: I love this label. The beer pours a gold body with a two-finger off-white head with good retention as it becomes rocky. There's a decent amount of lacing as well.

S: Smells malty with graininess beating out hops.

T: Very similar to the smell. It's a very mellow taste with strong malt/grain/hop balance only containing notes of some sweet fruitiness.

Overall: Mouthfeel was a little weak, low in carbonation and about as light as water. The drinkability was amazing though, it was honestly easier than drinking soda.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Bright, clear gold/amber color. Poured a 2 finger stark white coarse head with fair retention for the style. Light, broken lacing.

S: Light malts, very faint light fruits aroma. Light bitter hops in the finish.

T: Malts and subtle hops. Dry finish. Nicely balanced.

D: Very drinkable that's nicely done. The style is a bit dull, but it was done right - nice balance, no offensive off-tastes.

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Photo of hopdog
3.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving type: 12oz bottle.

Poured a medium and clear golden color with a larger sized white head. Aromas of graininess with some sweet malts. Tastes of pretty much the same - grainy and lightly sweet. Drinkable, but not too much there.

Notes from and tasted on: 10/28/06

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Photo of Rayek
3.6/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Brilliant gold color with an oh so subtle haze. Frothy white head has average retention and leaves spots of lace.

S: Pleasant dry maltiness has a bit of straw to it. There's a mild citrus aroma that lets you know this beer has some hops in it.

T: Very nicely balanced. Not the most interesting brew, but there are some nice flavors to be had. Malt comes across with an almost grassy sweetness. Hops add a citrus and fruity bitterness that doesn't overwhelm the palate. Finishes rather clean, with a bit of residual bitterness.

M: Medium-light body is a touch on the fizzy side.

D: I have a friend who's such a huge University of CO football fan that he insisted on having this beer at his wedding (the beer is called Buff Gold for a reason). It's a nice safe micro that most macro drinkers seem to be able to get behind. Not my first choice in beers, but not something I would ever turn down.

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Photo of JMBSH
3.7/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Straw colored with a head that shrank quickly to a nice coating on the surface.

S - A light wheat scent with a hint of sweetness.

T - All malt taste. No bitterness. Creamy and smooth. A nice amount of carbonation.

M - A crisp, clean feel.

D - Very drinkable. I can have a couple will watching the game easily. Very good.

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Photo of argock
3.93/5  rDev +19.1%
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 WillieMoe
3.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-Pours a nice opaque, golden (go figure) amber color, with hints of orange. It has a nice medium head, that dissolves slowly, leaving some nice lacing, and has some decent bubble action going on.

S- The aroma is not very strong, with hints of the pale malt, the tiniest of hop scent, and a splash of burnt woodiness.

T&M- From the smell, I expected this to be very woody and dry, but this was not the case. It was not overly dry, but rather had good balance in it, but nothing really makes it stand out.

This a light crisp and refreshing brew that is very easy to drink. I could see downing a twelver of these watching a Rockies or something.

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Photo of arizcards
3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received in early June as part of the MicroBeerClub May shipment.

Beer poured a golden amber with a long lasting white head that is leaving lacing behind. Nose has hints of citrus hops. Taste is somewhat sweet, hints of caramel malts with citric hops apprearing at the end. Mouthfeel is decent, has a medium body that leaves a feeling of satisfaction on my palate. Overall drinkability is pretty good. This beer gave me more than I expected for the advertised style. It is worthy of a shot and quite refreshing on a warm humid July afternoon!

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Photo of Buebie
2.3/5  rDev -30.3%
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 Moxley
3.94/5  rDev +19.4%
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 Cyberkedi
3.85/5  rDev +16.7%
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 tmitch75
3.98/5  rDev +20.6%
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 mhewes
3.16/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A : Pours a golden color with a decent white head

S : Not much smell. Picked up some malt and citrus hops

T : Basically same as the smell. Not much going on. Just some malts with some hop bitterness. Nice balance

M : Crisp and clean

D : Decent beer but nothing that stood out to me.

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Photo of nasty15108
3.28/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this one from Hyland24. Labled Buffalo Gold "Golden Ale".

Poured g golden color with a decent head of white foam and good carbonation. The beer had a good bit of maltiness in the smell. To me it tasted like a higher quality Budweiser.Decent summer beer, but not real big on flavor or originality.

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Photo of Pleepleus
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Had this with Hyland24 out of his Beer of the Month Stash. Poured from bottle to pilsner glass a light apricot color with golden hues and a white foamy head. Had a heavy sweet fruit smell up front, like a can of Del Monte fruit cocktail with a lingering mild malt aroma. The taste was sweet malts and mild fruity hops. Thin watery mouthfeel, lightbodied and very drinkable.

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Photo of nsmartell
3.31/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I enjoyed this beer from the comfort of my own living room. From the bottle to a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a nice gold color with a thin white head.

Smell: Lemony citrus and sweet.

Taste: Citrusy, floral, sweet and a hint of hops.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and crisp.

Drinkability: A little too sweet for a session beer, but would be real nice for sitting outside on a warm day.

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Photo of AgingWarrior
3.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a medium gold color with a nice big foamy white head that held up well and provided plenty of lacing.

Smells like grains and malts with a hint of sweetness.

Taste is floral hops and some sweet malts with a bit of citrus. The finish is different and hard to explain, but not unpleasant. Overall a nice easy drink.

Mouth feel is medium body and medium carbonation. Not a heavy feel, but not thin either.

Drinkability is pretty good. Definitely qualifies as a session brew.

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Photo of rye726
2.68/5  rDev -18.8%
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 barleywinefiend
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%
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 hwwty4
3.13/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a Imperial Pint. Poured a clear orangy amber. Aroma is yeast and citrus. Taste is pretty much the same. Everything is very balanced in this beer. Nothing is over the top but it all melds into a pretty drinkable beer. Mouthfeel is pretty crisp and clean. Good session beer.

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Photo of shadow1961
3.6/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Boulder Beer's Buffalo Gold Ale pours a finger of stiff foam over a
clear orangy-yellow brew. Carbonation is slow. The nose is light
malt, yeast, and citrus. The flavor is slightly sweet barley malts
balanced by a citrus/herbal hop finish. The mouthfeel is crisp, clean,
and balanced. Nothing here is overdone, but each subtle component
has a part to play and they each do it well. This is another simple but
refreshing beer.

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Photo of zeff80
3.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured out an amber/orange color with a one-finger head. No lacing.

S - It smelled of grain and malt. Some sweet notes, too.

T - It tasted of malt with a little citrus kick. There was a subtle blend of hops, too.

M - A smooth and crisp mouthfeel. Also, very light-bodied.

D - This was an okay beer. It really didn't blow me away with flavors, but it is still worth a try.

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Photo of russpowell
3.31/5  rDev +0.3%
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 jdhilt
2.53/5  rDev -23.3%
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 Dogbrick
1.7/5  rDev -48.5%
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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Buffalo Gold Premium Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
77 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.
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