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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 148   ABV: 4.95%
Buff Gold has been a Colorado favorite since 1989. A true gold ale that is an easy drinking, lively carbonated stampede of flavor. Silver medal World Beer Cup 2000. Malt: US Light Caramel and 2 Row Malted barley. Hops:Nugget,Williamette, and Cascade. 12.5 Plato

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2006
12 oz bottle. Little to no head on decent pour. Light yellow in color, and light bodied as well. Smelled lightly of honey and hops. The beginning, mid and endtaste was smooth. Another decent ale out of Boulder.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2006
Bottle (12oz). Poured clear gold with a smallish white foamy head. Slightly vegetal grainy stale malt nose with some stale hops, a little fruity (apricot, orange); sweet. Taste is a fruit/grain blend - apricot, pineapple and orange juice - flat mouthfeel, decent body, no linger to speak of - ehhh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmcguire1969 (162) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Nothing special here. This is a light non-hoppy pale ale that has nothing very distinguishing about it (that’s probably why is sells well in this market). I had this out of a keg that was offered at an office party. This a beer that gives the appearance of being a micro and the taste to go along with it. Don’t get me wrong...I would swill this any time over the marco coors beers...ok, maybe not blue moon but still....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2005
12oz bottle pours golden and somewhat hazy with a short white head.. Aroma is grapefruit and a touch of apricot. Flavor is a nice blend of grapefruit hops and grainy caramel malts. Palate is smooth and somewhat on the watery side with a fair bitter finish. Drinkable but nothing outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Pours a light copper color with a thin head and some lacing. Aroma has a light apricot floral hop character with light malt background. Slightly tart with an ok finish- and slightly earthy like some english golden ales.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 [bottle - 12 oz] Hazy yellow pour... slightly more white head than other Boulder beers I’ve tried lately. Aroma of citrus, toffee, hops and some grass. The taste begins slightly bitter with a rather odd flavored middle... seems like a mix of stale, dry grass with some citrus and topped off with a little bit of hops. Very light-bodied and bitter at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2005
Grapefruit and orange citrus notes to the floral, hop forward aroma. Hazy, deep golden body is topped by a low white head that coats the glass. Pleasant grainy malt sweetness is joined by orange citrus, floral hop flavours and light finishing bitterness. Light body with moderate carbonation. Sampled on tap at Rock Bottom Denver as Rock Bottom Buffalo Gold with Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2005
The bottle poured a clear, amber colored beverage with an ample creamy head that was mostly lasting and left good lacing on the glass. The aroma was mostly of hops. There was very little malt aroma present. The hops aromas were citrus-like reminding me of grapefruit. The body was light to medium with soft carbonation and a watery texture. The flavor started off slightly bitter with a slight sour edge to it. The finish was medium in length and had the same sour edge with a slight bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Bottle. Pours a rich gold with an aroma that reminds me of Grapenuts. Flavor is sweet and floral, with a sprinkling of honey throughout. Very oat branish taste that doesn’t offend. Nice lacing around the glass. Palate is slick. Very good beer; definite repeat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Bottle. Cloudy golden with white head. Good lacing. Aroma is very light with flowery hops. Taste is very smooth. I like the light cabonation. Slightly sweet and watery, juicy. I’m not a huge fan of the style, but for a blonde ale it’s very drinkable.

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