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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 148   ABV: 4.95%
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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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2.5
mcberko (17809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2017
On tap at Boulder Beer at Denver International Airport, pours a clear copper golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out light crackery malt, not much else. Flavour is clean and light, with cereal malt sweetness, not a whole lot else. Clean and drinkable, but boring and forgettable.

2.9
ozzy70 (1148) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 15, 2017
12 oz. can. Pour was golden with a lasting off white head. Aroma of sweet grain, grass, hops. Taste was light sweet, sour, bread, grassy hops.

1.8
Beaver (1799) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2016
12 oz can. Pours clear orange gold with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet vegetal malts with a little honey.

The flavor is sweet vegetal malts with a little bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, like a slightly better Bud.

3.2
KyotoLefty (10254) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2016
Tap at Ted’s. Orange-gold with a fine head. Nose of minerals, grapefruit, a touch of caramel. Quite simple. More citrus in the flavor. A decent, simple golden ale.

2.9
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - JUN 9, 2016
Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a deep golden color with a tiny head of white foam. The head fades super fast leaving just a trace of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of a bready aroma with a good showing of a caramel. Along with these smells comes some fruitiness of harvest fruits and a little bit of a hay smell. Taste- The taste begins with a rather thick bready taste mixed with a little bit of doughiness. Some fruitiness of harvest fruits (peach apricot and pear) develop more as the taste advances. Other flavors of a light herbal hop nature as well as tastes of caramel and a rather off musty tastes later come on. In the end, one is left with a odd, and slightly disagreeing malty and sort of sweet, but strangely hopped and musty taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is slightly thicker with a carbonation level that is rather low. For the bready and sweet tastes of the brew it was OK, but a higher carbonation would have helped hide the must and made for a more refreshing brew. So overall it was just OK. Overall – Not really one I would necessarily recommend. It has an odd aftertaste and the flavors don’t really meld all that well together. Not one I will go back to any time soon.

2.8
bnoel09 (587) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Poured from the 12oz can into a shaker glass. Golden color with a thick cream colored head. Aroma is a touch sweet and grainy with some grassy and floral hops. Flavor is the same. Medium bodied with crisp carbonation. OK, not great.

2.8
ben4321 (6500) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Draft sample at the Walnut brewery, as Walnut Buffalo Gold, 11/23/15
From the notes: Decent blonde ale with some light hop notes on the aroma and some malty hints too. Similar flavor. Lighter body and easy drinking. Not too bad, but nothing super memorable.

5
lionus (11) - , Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Appropriate to style in every way. Pours a deep gold with a creamy consistent head. Bitterness is present but not overwhelming, and is balanced by a strong malt backbone. Perfect for what it is.

4
ogre71 (359) - Utah, USA - JUL 4, 2015
This is my first from Boulder Beer and I really like it. Very smooth easy to drink not bitter pours a nice golden hazy.

3.2
snoworsummer (5694) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Draft at Old C’s. Pours clear gold with a fizzy white head and decent lacing. Smells fruity, like light wheat, and light citrus hops. Tastes like sweet light wheat, caramel malt, and citrus hops. Light/medium body and carbonation.


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