Buffalo Bill’s Strawberry Blonde Ale

While doing the research for this beer, I found that the brewery redid all of their labels. This beer was obviously from the old labeling. I haven’t had much luck with this brewery, but Val wanted to try this beer, so let’s see how it was.


ABV: 5.2%

Style: American Blonde Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Enjoy the refreshing taste of Summer in every sip of Strawberry Blonde Ale with Ginger! This sessionable brew has fresh, floral notes of strawberry, and hints of spicy ginger, 5.2% ABV.”

Random: This is available from May through September.

This beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated instantly. By the time I took the photo, it was all gone. The body was bright orange with a tinge of pink and mostly clear. There was a lot of carbonation visible as well. The nose was filled with strawberry syrup and some ginger. Grain came through as well and it reminded me more of a soda than a beer. The taste was incredibly artificial. The first flavor that hit was strawberry flavored medicine. The next was grain, along with some ginger. It also had strawberry pie filling. The taste was overly sweet for my liking. The body was on the lighter side with moderate to high carbonation. It had a quick finish with the artificial strawberry taste. A bottle of this was $2.67, which came to $.22 per ounce. This beer was a miss for me. I didn’t like all of the artificial notes and wouldn’t have this beer again.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0

Buffalo Bill’s Orange Blossom Cream Ale

Val picked this beer up because it sounded good. I haven’t heard good things about this brewery and actively avoid them. I now know why.


ABV: 5.2%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Orange Blossom Cream Ale is a perfectly balanced, warm weather brew. Refreshing, light, and pleasant on the palate, with hints of sweet orange peel, orange flower, and honey.”

Random: This is available February through August.

This brew poured with a one finger, slightly off-white head. It dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow that had a touch of haziness and low carbonation. The nose was filled with sweet vanilla, cream and artificial orange that was terrible and took away from the pleasant vanilla and cream scents. I was hoping that the taste was better. I was wrong…so, so wrong. It was even worse. Instead of the vanilla and the cream hitting me up front, it was all artificial orange extract. It was syrupy and terrible. Once I adjusted to it, I did find the vanilla note and a note of wheat. It had a medium thick body with light carbonation. Even if it was lighter and had more carbonation, it couldn’t redeem the flavor for me. The one good thing about this beer? It had a quick finish but reminded you one more time of fake oranges. I picked this up for $1.75 ($.15 per ounce), but who am I kidding? I wouldn’t buy this again if it was $1 a bottle. If you can’t tell, I really did not like this beer. Val wasn’t a fan of it either. We won’t be having it again.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0

Buffalo Bill’s Blueberry Oatmeal Stout

Monday is over with! Katie came over tonight and we just hung out and watched some television while I updated the blog. I love just spending time with her and doing low-key stuff. So, tonight’s beer I picked up on a whim. I’ve never heard of a blueberry stout…let’s see how it goes.

ABV: 7.5%

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “William Frederick ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman. He was born in the Iowa Territory (now the U.S. state of Iowa), in LeClaire but lived several years in Canada before his family moved to the Kansas Territory. Buffalo Bill received the Medal of Honor in 1872 for service to the US Army as a scout. One of the most colorful figures of the American Old West, Buffalo Bill became famous for the shows he organized with cowboy themes, which he toured in Great Britain and Europe as well as the United States.”

Random: I really like my new gym. Everything is brand new and the machines are so interactive. It doesn’t take much to amuse me.

This brew poured with half a finger of tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown color with lots of active carbonation visible, despite the darkness of it. The nose was blueberry upfront coupled with roasted malts. It smelled…odd. I’m not sure how this one is going to go. The taste was weird…it had an artificial blueberry taste with coffee, bitterness and roasted malts. After a few sips, I also got licorice. There was also a strong booze bite on it. The body was on the thin side and highly carbonated. The finish lasted forever, which was unfortunate because I really didn’t like any of the flavors. I had about five sips and decided that this beer just wasn’t for me. Although I thought I would like the idea of blueberry in a stout, this completely missed the mark. A definite drain pour.

Untappd Rating: 1.0/5.0