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


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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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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.

mr_h's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3419) - Ayr, - FEB 6, 2013
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear yellow, medium white head, fruity citrus aroma, good lacing, initial sweetness then dominated by a bitter citrus hop finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1260) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy light yellow with large pillowy white head. Aroma is citrus, fresh hops and a little straw. Great fruity hoppy taste with a dry, zingy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1186) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Pours a very pale straw with a white head. Strong citrus fruits hoppy smell. Taste is an even bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (3008) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2015
(Buxton SPA) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a tulip, ABV 4.1% Golden yellow colour on a crystal clear body. Big white head, frothy, with average retention, leaving spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma has grass, hay, light hops. Taste has nice citrus notes, light pepper, malts, grass , less hay, quite bitter with the bitterness building up on the aftertaste, long lasting. Medium thin body, good carbonation - towards the high side-, very dry palate. Decent, definitely thirst-quenching.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (2609) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. Golden pour, big white head. Aroma of grainy malt, citrus and hay. Fresh taste of citrus, dry yeast and grain. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8130) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
Keg at Buxton Tap, Buxton, Thursday 16th April 2015 Amazed that I have never had this yet (I probably have but never got round to rating) Pours hazy golden with a light filmy white head. We are both getting a bit of sulphour. Loz thinks it is a bit thin but she is on Axe Edge. I think that this is a really good session beer, a steady lilting citrussy vein throughout leading to a lengthy dry finish. A6 A3 T7 P4 Ov13 3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cervmagpt (327) - PORTUGAL - APR 16, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 6B, adapted). Bottle 33 cl - Batch G:B116. AROMA: general hop aromas with notes of mango and grapefruit with a faint malty background. APPEARANCE: slight gold color and hazy. average white moussy head with good retention. TASTE: soft sweet malty flavour with bready notes and hop flavours (mango and grapefruit). medium-high bitterness that lasts beyond a semi-dry finish. PALATE: medium-light to light body with medium carbonation. no astringency. OVERALL: a golden pale ale more oriented to the Citra hops used with slight more bitterness than usual.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (1675) - Alabama, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle, BBE 26/01/16. Pours a dark yellow with a small, white head. Aroma is New Zealandese hops, tropical fruits, guava, papaya. Taste is somewhat grainy, quite dry, very fruity, juicy. Guava. Lemon and grapefruit peel on the finish. Light with strong carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (6729) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Bottled 26.01.2015, BBE 26.01.2016
Aroma has cereal, some citrus and orange. Flavour has apricot, grapefruit, citrus, grain and minerals. Finishes with hay and cereal. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fugitive (1518) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 17, 2015
Tap at The Local Pub, Athens. Color dark yellow with medium with head. Aroma citrus, hop, flowers. Tast7e bittersweet, citrus, hoppy, fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tsekouratos (453) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAR 16, 2015
On tap at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Golden color. clear, with a white head. Aroma is citrus and hoppy. Taste is very nice and semi-bitter. Lemon, pine, citrus. Sadly there is not so much of an aftertaste. Very thin and light body, somewhat watery, with low carbonation.

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