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Buntingford Royston Red

Brewed by Buntingford
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Royston, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask; Regular (but not permanent). On rotation through the year.

Thoroughbred Ruby Ale.
Supremely hoppy citrus character with an underlying malty-sweetness. Brewed with a magical blend of wheat & barley malts, and a heady cocktail of hops from the USA, chosen to pack a citrus punch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10291) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2012
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest ’12. Reddy brown with white head. This had a full malty body, rich with lightly roasted notes, some baked bread, hints of fruity yeast then a filling dose of hops, again quite fruity, apricot, peachy, pineapple. Lasting and very pleasant on a Saturday afternoon, sitting in the sun with Beer Fest banter going on. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1193) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2012
Cask at the Kingston Arms, Cambridge. A red coloured ale with a thin white head. Nutty malt with sharp bitter hop finish - nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, chocolate, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, toffee, chocolate, roasted, strawberry jam notes, a peppery - spicy finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110804]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011 - Tuesday. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Sour/buttery, diacetyl, herbal, grassy, bítterness..... Off, Off..... Why.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Very deep ruby colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruits, wood, some mild berries, wood and mild nutty notes. Flavour is wooden, some nutty and bready notes as well as quite big bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
From cask. Pours hazy dark amber with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty and slight hops fruity. Mild butterish. Butter and slight herbal. Ends dry and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear red brown coloured with a small beige head. Fruity aroma of caramel with notes of butterscotsch and hops. Fruity flavour of hops, grass, caramel and butterscotsch. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2011
Gravicask (Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 2011)
Sweet malty aroma. Dark. Very nice - sweet, but not too sweet. Plenty of roast, which stays for the finish. Good balance, but hops not so forward in the mix.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
floris87 (35) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2011
Dark ruby red colour, minimal head. Not a very strong smell, but the taste is great: nice fruity strawberry, mixed with mild chocolate and fresh bitter hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2011
Cask, gravity, at The Pig ’n’ Falcon, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, in the Pig’s Winter Festival ’11. Very dark brown, and not particularly red. Soapy sweet aroma like liquid handwash. Grapefruit taste and a sharp bitter finish. Not very nice.

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