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Brewed by Buxton
Style: Amber Ale
Buxton, England

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.

A hoppy amber ale, brewed with a complex mash of Marris Otter pale malt, Rye, Caramalt and Wheat.
A shed-load of American hops provide a delightful marmalade / citrus bitterness, well balanced by the sweetness of the malt, whilst delivering a charcteristic peppery Rye flavour.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours clear, rich gold with a fine, white foam head. Lovely nose, all tangerine and toasty hay. Medium sweet flavor, some tangy citrus, whole grain bread, tangerine, light dirt and earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Crisp finish, lightly sticky and resinous, lots of dry pine, tangerine, faint grapefruit and grass, mild toasted sugars. Damn, such a well balanced beer. Nuance to spare. This guy just keeps on giving. It’s well hopped but not at all abrasive or over the top. Phenomenal.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3753) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 13, 2012
Light hazy copper body with nice small bubbly, big stable white head. Very well developed hop aroma, slightly sweet, spruce, apple dessert and a crusty bread base. Lots of taste, great rounded of spruce bitterness and long aftertaste. And at this abv that’s a real feat. Yet another stunning Buxton beer. (50cl bottle)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11209) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours hazy orange with a medium, staying, creamy white head. Aroma has sweet malts, citrus, green apple, rye bread. Medium carbonation, lovely dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is elegant, super crisp, citrus, pine, grass, light spicy rye that fits in perfectly. Long, lingering dry and bitter finish. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7618) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2013
Cask, gravity, Merton Winter Beer Festival Feb 2013 w/e of Friday 15th, Saturday 16th February 2013 Light amber with a white bubbly head. This is jam packed with flavour, really full on, you really feel like it was the brewers intention to whack as much zippy, zappy, fruity, tangy flavours into this as he could, its a workout for the tastebuds is this.Fruity, spicey, citrusy, and I also get that marmalade that the description suggests. This is one of them beers that if you rolled up at a beer festival and just about everything else you wanted had long since gone but this had somehow remained you would just sit there happily supping away, well I would anyway, Marvellous stuff! Me and Loz during a slight lull in proceedings compared this to another one of our favourites the Blackwater Expressionist, they really were two great beers but in very different ways, this beer won out but it was a good taste off. A7 A4 T9 P4 Ov16 4.0

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4265) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle @ home thx to benzai. Clear-ish amber colour with a small white head. Smells hops, grapefruit, fresh, malts. Tastes hoppy, malts, some grapefruit, fresh.. Quite lovely. Body is nice for a 4.3% beer, good carbo.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14089) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle @ YNWA Beershop, Kolding. Pours dark Golden with a White head. Caramel, mild bread, citrus hops and a touch of marmelade. Smooth and dry. Well balanced and really tasty. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6127) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
Handpull at Euston Tap. Clear bright amber-gold with a smallish but lasting mottled tan/beige head. Cereal grain, oily - fresh herbal/resin bitterness, a bit of alcohol - quite sharp and a bit funky. Taste follows - so well-balanced, nothing jumps out, but I sucked back the half-pint in about 7 seconds. Chewy, oily, average body, a bit astringent, low but acceptable carbonation, a grainy/oily herbal dry bitter finish. Great stuff, so drinkable - off to buy a whole pint now.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14976) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2012
bottle at home small white head ... soft toffee ... soft orange ... floral hop nose ... little cold ... soft bitterness ... bitter oily hop ... dry woody hop ... soft and zezty ... light orange citrus ... soft oilyness ... light peppery hop ... nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8258) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle. Hazy golden brown with an off white head. Aromas are toffee with floral pine and spiced oranges. Earthy with woody aftershave and pithy grapefruit. Hints of marzipan with light smoke. Flavours are woody and floral with bready yeast and bitter pine and grapefruit. Earthy and spicy with underlying toffee and chocolate. Resinous lemon with a peppery, dry finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2463) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A hazy amber ale with spicy citrus and orange marmalade flavours, peppery notes and a bitter grapefruit and woody finish.


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