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Buxton High Tor

Brewed by Buxton
Style: Amber Ale
Buxton, England


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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Keg & Bottle conditioned; Regular. Has been seen on Cask.

A delicious, refreshing red ale. It brings together a range of 6 specialty malts and New World hops. This creates a characterful ale with a toffee, caramel and dark fruit palate, finishing with soft piney, resinous hop notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2589) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 27, 2015
Dark brown color with an off-white head with good retention. Aroma has notes of toasted malts, burnt sugar and fresh hops. Flavor is bittery with toasted hints, some orange peel notes are present as well. Bitterness in the final with a good presence on palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2803) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle from cotteridge wines. Dark copper beer with medium head and decent lacing. Aroma of dry hops, caramel and spice. Taste is spice, caramel, dry leaf and grapefruit. Medium bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
niquillis (1613) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
On gravity at Holy Inadequate, Etruria. Pours murky red brown with an off white head. Plenty of light spice, hint of caramel, very well hopped. Cracking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2769) - South Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2015
On tap at St. Andrews Brewing Co. This "amber ale" is, as the bartendress says, actually a red IPA. More resiny hops on the nose than anything else, but some hints of toffee as well. Clear, but very dark red-brown, with a fine head and excellent lacing. The flavor is a nicely balanced mix, given IPA status, of hops and malts. Moderately high bitterness. Lingering flavor of a moderately complex blend of hops. O: should appeal to fans of black IPAs and others.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1010) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Cask, Jolly Butchers. 25th April 2015. Really juicy hops on Finnish rye bread pretty much sums this one up. So bloody drinkable. Lovely fresh bread nose. Absolutely top condition. Stunning. Can drink loads of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (3457) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2015
Cask by hand-pump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear dark reddish brown, thin bubbly tan head, no lacing, toffee, caramel, berry fruits, sweet, viscous, soft carbonation, fruity aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
Poured dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of moderately heavy citrus. Medium body, flavour is heavily sweet berries, moderate liquorice; dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (398) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2015
Cask at The Buxton Brewery Tap House. A clear brown colour with a creamy off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, red berries, orange, cherry, almond and some grapefruit. Taste of nuts, red berries, orange, grapefruit, caramel and resin. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a smooth texture. A fruity but dry, resinous bitterness in the finish. A really good malty/refreshing beer on cask, great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1468) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
27.12.2014. Aroma has loads of berry bitterness and malts, hops. Taste has berries, nalts, grapefruit and hoppy bitterness. Good amber ale and said to be refreshing, still dont find this style very refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heman (153) - Tychy, POLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Piana jest beżowa, intensywna. Drobno-pęcherzykowa, ładnie krążkuje na szkle i pozostaje cienką warstwą do końca picia. Kolor to pierwsze zaskoczenie, jest bardzo ciemne. Wydawało mi się, że będzie to czerwone IPA, a barwa jest bardzo ciemno miedziana czy wręcz brunatna. Aromat bardzo intensywny, zdominowany chmielem. Wyraźnie możemy wyczuć słodkie cytrusy, jakby przejrzałe pomarańcze. Piwo jest bardzo gęste, pełne z wyraźną podbudową słodową. Wydaje się, że trzeba będzie je gryźć. Dominują posmaki tytoniowo-żywiczne. Goryczka jest wysoka, lekko zalegająca, czuć niej jakby gorycz kawy i bardzo delikatne muśnięcie jakby przypalonego karmelu.

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