Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Buffalo Gold | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.95%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Rayek on 07-23-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Buff Gold is pretty much the last beer I would think David Zuckerman would age in a Pinot Noir wine barrel, but here it is. Served in a shaker pint glass, the beer is pale gold, with a fair amount of haze and a dense eggshell cap. The head sticks nicely and a fair bit of lace is left behind.

Buff Gold is a pretty tame beer unto itself. The beer's lightness means the wine barrel is free to assert itself fully. A light sweet biscuit presence from the malts cuts through nicely. Bitterness is relatively light and has a citrus kick. Tart grape and cherry flavors from the wine barrel add a nice layer of extra complexity. A light woodsy aroma and flavor is at work too. The beer finishes dry, with lingering citrus and dark fruit flavors. A medium-light body with soft carbonation makes for easy drinking.

Buff Gold on its own is the kind of unassuming craft beer you give to a hesitant macro drinker to start them down the path. Putting it in a Pinot Noir barrel gave it a nice complexity that the regular beer lacks. I'm quite glad I tried it.

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Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Buffalo Gold from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
3.97 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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