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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Did you know: the average buffalo drinks between 10 and 12 gallons of water every day?

Much like the mighty Buffalo, Milwaukeeans love to drink, and the Buffalo Water Beer Companyís signature lager, Bison Blonde plans to be the craft brew to make Milwaukee famous once more. Brewed in small batches and flash pasteurized, this beer does NOT contain any fillers. Itís brewed in accordance with the Bavarian purity law of 1516, meaning thereís only four ingredients: water, hops, barley and yeast. All we ask is that you keep pace with the mighty buffaloís drinking habits and consume this delectable beer responsibly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beergirlvt (12) - - MAR 4, 2011
Lighter body, but very crisp. Citrus accent with a lacey head. Rich amber coloring. Nice finishing hop. Purchased a six-pack in South Burlington.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2011 Looks like beer, taste like beer, oh itís beer. About as generic as you could possibly get. And LOL at the first page being all people with like 10 reviews. Something fishy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2010 Bottle. Pours a clear glowing straw golden with a lovely tall foamy sudsy sticky white head with great lacing. Aroma is lightly grassy, light metallic hoppiness, medium tart malty sweetness. Flavor follows, medium/light metallic bitter hoppiness but a semi-tart fruity sweet malt profile, a bit gritty, touch of toastiness towards the finish with the bitterness, not entirely clean. Medium/light bodied with larger carbonation that feels a bit flabby. I canít tell whether I like the aroma or flavor better, each are close to 7ís but not quite there. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
CheersMate (1335) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Picked up a sixer of this at the Milwaukee Public Market. Glad to have found this, considering it was completely unexpected. Anways, 12 oz. bottle provides a beer that has a nice, and slightly hazy golden yellow body. The head is quite foamy and lasts for quite some time. There are subtle differences that sets this apart as a pale lager. Touches of light fruit and honey are hitting my nose. Itís not very pugnent, but Iím happy it doesnít happy that caustic grassy and/or skunky bite. When I say light fruits I believe Iím smelling touches of mango. Flavor follows the aroma almost perfectly, that is - touches of fruit (mentioned earlier) and some light honey, and sugar. This is a fine brew, and as long as they stay in the "Pale Lager" category, I can see this as being the best pale lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nuplastikk (5615) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Draft at OF. Thinnish orange-tan color. Minimal patchy head. Minimal inoffensive aroma. Sweet, with a soapy bitter hop balance. Underwhelming and sub par all the way. Relatively clean and smooth at best. Session beer..maybe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6503) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle shared by Rogueone at my refrigerator reduction tasting on 8/15/09. Pours semi-cloudy gold with a thin white head. Malty aroma with some crisp hop. Creamy malt flavor with a crisp hop finish. Not terribly complex, but hell, itís a lager. All things considered, it had more flavor than expected and was nicely balanced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rhinobrau (17) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Not sure if Iím drinking the same beer as some of these guys. Pours with a deep gold color but with little head retention. Itís unfiltered and lacks the crisp clarity of most lagers. The aroma is on the weak side with a little malt and some water mineral character. Starts with a nice malt burst but is quickly overpowered by a dry astringency that leaves me wanting something else. Seems like another contract-brewed marketing gimmick. I wonít be buying this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Soft,light malt and grain aroma,much fresher,cleaner then you usually experience in these lagers,straight light grain and maybe a kiss of peach afterglow a quick hit of hop and then an enjoyable fadeout. Flawless,but strictly an accomedation beer,if the price is right,would make an excellent picnic beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Pours a pale copper with a dense creamy white head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma is corn, light fruit, citrus and yeast. Flavor is more hoppy than a typical pale lager, very floral and lemony. Malt is present but only to balance the brew. Medium bodied, dry finish. Not a bad beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jork33 (11) - USA - MAY 26, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 A lot of people mention a citrus aroma or hint of citrus flavoring. No fruits are listed in the ingredients, but there is a clean, crisp element which some might attribute to citrus. This is the only beer my mom will drink, full-flavored with a complete lack of heavy, bitter after-taste. In a city run by Miller Lite, this is a great surprise favorite to every party-goer I present it to. Recently tried it on-tap at BW3ís Oak Creek- even better than out of the bottle!

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