Buffalo Bill's Strawberry Blonde Ale

California
United States
Buffalo Bill's Strawberry Blonde Ale by Buffalo Bill's Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
82
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

Enjoy the refreshing taste of Summer in every sip of Strawberry Blonde Ale with Ginger! This sessionable brew has fresh, floral notes of strawberry, and hints of spicy ginger.

Profile

ABV: 
5.2%
IBUs: 
11
Served at: 
45º
Hops: 
Magnum and Mount Hood
Malts: 
Pale, Munich and Caramel
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Evaluated as BJCP 2015 Style 29B (Fruit and Spice Beer) with Strawberry and Ginger, with the base style of 18A, American Blonde Ale.  Pours an almost clear gold with a large white poofy head of small bubbles that hangs around and leaves Belgian lacing on the side of the glass. The initial aroma is light bread crusts and honey, with a hint of black pepper, a slight resinous note, and hints of strawberry.  The flavor has malt notes like crackers, slight strawberry, and a hint of chili pepper, along with a bit of a ginger-like burn.  Medium light body is supported by moderate carbonation.  The underlying Blonde style is quite hoppy, both with herbal and spicy notes, but also with a fairly bitter finish that is strengthened by the ginger burn almost to the point of being slightly astringent. Well made and clean, but slightly out of balance with the hop bittering.  This beer would be well suited to a cheesy artichoke dip and pita chips.

Brewery Introduction

Perhaps no other brewery better personifies the maverick attitude of the microbrewing industry than Buffalo Bill’s Brewery. One of the first brewpubs in America, started in 1983, Buffalo Bill’s helped launch the U.S. craft beer movement.

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