Brewed by Buxton
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Buxton, England


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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask; Keg & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.
NOTE: The recipe for this beer changed significantly in 2011.

A light, refreshing, hoppy pale ale. A showcase for the incredibly aromatic North American hop – Citra. It has a lovely citrus aroma, with juicy fruit flavours in the mouth. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vinx (88) - ITALY - JUL 13, 2015
Golden ale perfectly in style: low-medium body; medium bitterness (about on 35 IBU); surely hop-oriented, it has aromas mainly of exotic fruits and slightly citric but with a strong herbaceous and earthy base on a dry and clean finish. The low alcohol content (4.1%) makes it pleasant and invigorating without any collateral effects. The balance between the flavors makes the palate pleased but letting you slightly unsatisfied, just a little bit, which is a virtue: not cloying, not too watery. Taken when I was about to collapse from the heat, I am not exaggerating when I say it brought me back to life. Perfect for your seaside holidays as to the mountains. Highly recommended to all. Golden ale perfettamente in stile: corpo medio-basso senza per questo essere watery; amara il giusto (ad occhio sui 35 IBU); ovviamente hop-oriented con aromi prevalentemente di frutta esotica e leggermente citrici ma con una decisa base erbacea ed earthy su un finale secco e pulito. Il basso contenuto alcolico (4,1%) la rende piacevole e corroborante senza affatto picchiare in testa e l’azzeccatissimo equilibrio tra i sapori appaga il palato pur facendotene desiderare un altro po’, ma giusto un pochetto, il che, a mio avviso, è un pregio: non come alcune birre stucchevoli, tipicamente nordeuropee, che scocciano al secondo sorso, non come altre che scorrono nel gargarozzo senza lasciare nulla di sé neanche dopo due secchiate. Presa ad ora di pranzo in un momento in cui stavo per collassare dal caldo, non esagero quando dico che m’ha riportato in vita. Perfetta tanto al mare quanto in montagna. Consigliatissima a tutti.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3116) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
Draught. Light hazy light golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of citrus, grain, floral hops, light earth, light bread and grapefruit. Taste is dry and light to medium bitter with notes of citrus, light pine, fresh hops and light grain. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really nicely drinkable and hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (326) - - JUN 26, 2015
4.1%ABV. Blond Ale. Tapped out at 6ºSRM. Light gold and slightly hazy. Looked inviting when it formed a lightly opaque frost on the glass. No head out of the tap with some large foamy bubbles in a thin white head. Nose was bold and abrasively full of pine, yellow grapefruit and citrus. Mouthfeel was full of aggressive carbonation layered nicely over a big-boned skeleton of good quality pale malts. Bitter hop balanced with not just any hops, but Buxton axe edge bitter hops. Nice....but not enough to make the favorites list. Good Job, Buxton!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
graham_murphy (485) - - JUN 9, 2015
Not bad. Lightly bitter, medium bodied and a little carbonated. Grassy, piney, citrusy aroma from the hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6781) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
[Draught at In de Wildeman, Amsterdam, May 16] 10th rating of my Paris/Amsterdam trip. Pours a cloudy pale gold with an average size semi-lasting frothy white head. Good amount of lacing. Aroma of citrusy, fruity hops along with bready malt, paper and light vegetal notes. Flavour is bready, hoppy and papery and is a bit harsh/astringent Average bitter finish. Average bodied. Just O.K.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (1589) - SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Cervezorama 2.0. A: Light golden / Dorado claro. T/S: Hops, citrusy / Lupulo, citrico.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Draught at Man In The Moon, Stockholm. Clear pale golden beer with an offwhite head. Hoppy, grassy,floral aroma. Hoppy, grassy, citrus, piney flavour. Nice one :-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
procraste (304) - FRANCE - MAY 26, 2015
Nez discret / Robe trouble mais trés claire aussi. Sympathique bière très direct et humble ... J’en veux aussi pour les festivals rock de cet été !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brew_Cat (97) - St. Ives, Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle @Pulp Pub. Pours small creamy white head, light to medium body, good lacing, slightly cloudy particles. Light yellow-golden color. Refreshing aromas of citrus, grapefruit, lemon, flowers. Grain and straw malts, distinctive hoppiness,dry- bitter finish. Thin texture, average carbonation, slightly sweet and moderately bitter. One very fine example of Golden Ale from Buxton Brewery. I enjoyed every sip!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtu71 (350) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle. Small long-lasting white head. Misty golden. Lemon and mango, malts, fresh hops and herbs. Small aroma. Refreshing and enjoyable. Dry and moderate bitterness.

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