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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 148   ABV: 4.95%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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2.9
eggman (45) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2006
12 oz. bottle, purchased by a friend for my 30th birthday as part of the World Market “Beers Of America” 10-pack...Pours a flat, light-copper with an average, rocky, light-yellow head that did not last. Very spare lacing...Smell light cookie malts and light flower hops. Can definitely pick up a fruity aroma, mostly peach...Light bodied and thin in texture, with average carbonation...Very sweet, but well-balanced with a slightly bitter finish...A liquid fruit basket of peach, pear, and banana. Quite refreshing and it definitely exceeded expectations. The best way to sum it up: A very low hopped APA mixed with an extremely filtered wheat beer. Good summer time and gateway brew.

3
Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2006
Orange is the predominant descriptor, both in terms of colour and citrus notes in the flavour. Has a light head and a clean finish. Little aroma to speak of, but a nice crisp golden ale with little aftertaste. Nothing special, but a good ale.

3
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2006
Biscuity and jammy, some nice freash bread flavors covered in fruit jam, but then dropped in the grass. Decent little beer, easy to drink, and very crisp in the finish.

3.1
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.

2.9
HogTownHarry (6872) - 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.

3
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....

3
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.

3
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.

2.6
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.

3.2
tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, 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.


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