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Buxton High Tor

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Brewed by Buxton
Style: Amber Ale
Buxton, England

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heman (131) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8003) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 Keykeg at the Black Bulls Head at Open Woodgate, Derbyshire with dad, Pauline and Loz, Thursday 19th February 2015 Pours amber reddy brown colour good clarity but not too much of a head. Fruity and hoppy with a bitter and dryness throughout. A steady citrus vein and I rather like the dry edge to the beer. I was somewhat surprised to note that I hadn’t had this beer before, had three tonight. A7 A4 T8 P5 Ov14 3.8

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hoptimusPrimed (78) - SPAIN - FEB 6, 2015
Deep red colour, nice head when poured but only lasted a short time. Very good hop level.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14362) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Draft at Churchkey. Clear bright amber color, fluffy white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste has a malty backbone but decent bitterness, nice balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (5149) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2015
Nice red amber color with a fine tan head. Ok lacing. Lovely aroma. Hoppy, toffee and mild raosted. Medium + body. Tad sweet and a fine balanced bitterness. Average to soft carbonation. Toffee, bready, hoppy and fruity flavor. Lovely amber ale! Nice hop profile.
[On tap at Café Sara in Oslo, Norway]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (2578) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey shared by Travlr, thanks Gene! Dark ruby with beige head. Aromas of floral, biscuit, toasty notes. Tastes of bitter notes, wheat, floral. Light body with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
24th Jan 2015. On-tap at Cotteridge Wines during the Ratebeer bottle exchange day. Poured a clear amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma was malty with semi-sweet caramel, tropical fruits and mild citrus notes. The taste was also malty and semi-sweet, again with a fruity backbone. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14669) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2015
On tap at Kick. It pours an unclear reddish brown body under a creamy finger thick beige head. The aroma is mostly on the hoppy side, with pine cones, resins and a faint sourish citrus touch. Roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of coffee too. The flavor is bitter, but sort of balances with the malts. Pine cones, resins, some citrus, roasted malts and coffee hints. Full body feeling warming in a way. Nice carbonation. Lasting hop driven finish. Nice indeed, in the borderline between Amber and Brown Ale. 150113

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (8514) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2015
Draught @ Gastropuben KICK Malt & Mat, Kristiansand
Pours clear deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, strawberries and citrus. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long caramel and malty finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4818) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2015
On tap @ Kick. Slightly unclear dark amber body with a small tan head. Aroma has malt, citric fruit and some pine. Flavor is sweet malt, still quite refreshing with citric fruit, bitterness and a little grassy hops. Fine body and a bit short in aftertaste. Decent all the way without anything extraordinary.


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