Buffalo Gold

Colorado
United States
Boulder Beer Buffalo Gold
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
75
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

A Colorado favorite since 1989, Buffalo Gold is the definitive golden ale. The mild maltiness gives way to a unique floral character generated by a perfect balance of Cascade hops. Boulder Beer Company's lightest beer in flavor, it’s an easy-drinking beer that still packs a stampede of flavor!

Profile

ABV: 
4.5%
IBUs: 
22
Served at: 
38 - 48°
Hops: 
Cascade
Malts: 
Munich, American Pale, Golden
Judges Review 
BC Review's picture
Judges Rating:
75
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

A Rocky Mountain standard, Buffalo Gold is a pale, straw-colored ale boasting a substantial, creamy-white head that lasts and lasts. Aromas are generally subdued, as expected for the style, and are dominated by bready malt, peppery spice and a prominent buttery note. Rick observed a distinct fresh-churned, sweet and creamy butter note in the nose, and Pete commented on the subtle lemongrass hop notes. Grainy, sweet, biscuit-like malt flavors are right out front, yet the gentle hop bitterness managed to balance out the sweetness. The judges noted that this beer lacked some of the crispness expected in a golden ale, and Tim detected some mildly off-putting tannic astringency. Tom offered praise for the faint whiff of vanilla and hints of lavender on the palate, while Lee picked up on some sulfur notes that were somewhat out of place in a golden ale. The judges unanimously commented on the complexity of this beer’s flavors, while noting that that complexity was not necessarily apropos of the style. Buffalo Gold sits solidly among the profusion of excellent golden and blonde ales produced throughout the country. This is a quaffable brew, perfect to unwind with after a long trail ride.