Buffalo Gold Premium Ale | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Buffalo Gold Premium AleBuffalo Gold Premium Ale
BA SCORE
19.6%
Liked This Beer
3.27 w/ 153 ratings
Buffalo Gold Premium AleBuffalo Gold Premium Ale
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-30-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,182
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
153
Liked:
30
Avg:
3.27/5
pDev:
15.6%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 153 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of Jspriest
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of cliff1066
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of ADR
3.71/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

 620 characters

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.

 497 characters

Photo of JMBSH
3.7/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

 328 characters

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.

 291 characters

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.01/5  rDev +22.6%
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.

 889 characters

Photo of Rayek
3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

 899 characters

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.

 647 characters

Photo of mentor
2.92/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

One finger very light tan head over a crystal clear light apricot colored liquid. Smells are very mild, in fact only some mild malt and mild apricot ester. Taste: Malt is gentle with faint caramel and also faint apricot and strawberry esters. If I'm getting hops at all, they are really low, but have an orange citrusy quality. Not much to this beer. Light body and mild carbonation.

 383 characters

Photo of Drew966
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Buffalo Gold Premium Ale pours a golden color with a minimal white head. Smell is malty, cracker or biscuit like and there are some floral notes. I would have to say that the taste is similar to the nose, malty/biscuity flavors and some floral flavors. The floral flavors are strong in the finish, biscuity flavors in the beginning. Not too bad, maybe a little better balance would help, but this actually is quite decent and drinkable. Worth a try.

 449 characters

Photo of budgood1
3.72/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours out a clear golden colour...substantial foamy head and a nice lace left after a few sips. nice hoppy aroma...with some sweet malt and graininess to even things out. i was expecting a totally lame blonde ale experience, but am pleasantly surprised by the balance of flavours and the above average taste for the style. light pale malts with a healthy dose of northwest hops provide for a quenching and easy drinking blonde ale that can appeal to both the novice drinker and seasoned quaffer. dry in the finish, lingering hops in the aftertaste...a nice brew. it would go great with some pizza or burgers or nachos.

 618 characters

Photo of marc77
3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Brilliantly clear dark blonde hue. Thick, dogged porcelain white head leaves frothy lace. Soft, doughy malt with traces of husky grain along with an floral hop tinge in aroma. Simple, maltose sweetness arises as the meager hop nose fades. Understated, simple, but appetizing aromawise. Toasted malt upfront in flavor yields to a gentle combination of hop bitterness and mildly sweet, dextrin malt. Ashen floral hop flavor unfortunately develops a soapy twang mid palate, which lingers and detracts from an otherwise clean flavor profile. Bready, cracker like malt undertone persists throughout. Lightly bodied, with a thin, yet slightly oily mouthfeel. Finishes watery, with slowly fleeting herbal hops and dilute residual sweetness. Almost a good blonde ale, that falls a bit short on complete balance. Akin to a watered down Helles in overall character. Innocuous.

 866 characters

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.

 370 characters

Photo of bennetj17
3.39/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden color, faint head that disappears rapidly, good active carbonation. Strong nose of piney hops, faint malt. The tangy hops start out strong in the taste, but the flavor diminishes into an unremarkable finish. The bready malt flavor is quite weak. Decent bitterness overall. The mouthfeel is a bit thin watery/thin but not bad. I liked the carbonation. The drinkability is not bad on this one, could have used more flavor, but its still easy to drink and its a step up from light macro-lagers. This one is almost like a weak pale ale if anything. Worth a try...

 572 characters

Photo of Westyn
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of UnionMade
2.9/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale golden amber, with a light head that quickly dissipates to a thin mist covering the beer.
Aroma is light and malty, with a bit of breadiness and slight hop character. Mild fruitiness.
Flavor is malty and sweet, with a bit of lagery dryness. Hops come through lightly in the middle, with less emphasis in the finish. A touch of fruitiness and some grassy flavors. Fuller bodied than most golden ales, yet still summery. The balance is nice, flavors are well done, but it's a little dull. I'm not big on this style to begin with.

 543 characters

Photo of savagepm
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of speedvagen
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of fishguyac
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of Westsidethreat
2.92/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Light copper color with an orange twinge. Head is off white and falling fast

S: Slightly malty with subtle hop and hints of citrus

T: Malty sweetness with various degrees of fruit (apricot, orange, even bananas). Grain sprinkled in between.

M: Thin and dull.

D: About what I expected.

 299 characters

Photo of carteravebrew
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Buffalo Gold Premium Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 19.6% out of 100 with 153 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.