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


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RATINGS: 259   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1394) - BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2015
Special pale ale, refermenté, non filtré, non pasteurisé. Trois céréales : orge, froment et avoine. Houblonné au citra. Niveau abv de 4,1 %. Et, comme dit son brasseur : hoppy, fresh and light. Exemplaire à 9 mois d’âge. Couleur jaune citronné, à la clarté nette, pure. Bulles fines par centaines, comme un perlé de champagne. Superbe. Mousse d’un blanc pur, épaisse, à texture ferme en haut. Sublime. Arômes avec les tropiques en direct par les fruits, et l’Angleterre par les blés d’or. Magnifique. 1ère bouche souple à la sublime entame malt/houblon, à forte dominante houblon. Arrière-bouche pointue, fine, précise, longue. 2ème avec ce magnifique houblon qu’est le citra. Arrière-bouche longue, fine et également complexe. 3ème au superbe ensemble malt/houblon. Arrière-bouche divine. Longueur qui explore toutes les nuances du houblon. Jambes fines, bien marquées. Levure fine et précise, belle ligne. Alcool léger, mais tout à fait adéquat pour préserver le citra. Finale élégante, racée. CONCLUSION : pale ale non seulement spécial, mais idéal comme le palais du facteur Cheval .. Blague à part, un extraordinaire pale ale …

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
atrox (615) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 19, 2013
One of the best beers that I have been drunk. Aroma of fruits and grass. Fruits are in taste too. Also some caramel, floral and herbs. Lightly carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 31, 2011
Not sure why this was retired... lovely fresh mango aroma with perhaps a hint of cat urine which thankfully doesn’t cross into the taste with is pure mango sorbet with a hint of lime. Sweet finish to this golden beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
miq_q (1) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2013 does not count
Buxton SPA. Bottle from Matilda Restaurant in Sant Cugat dels Vallès, Barcelona. Soft, fresh, tasty and pleasant bitterness, excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3999) - Radom, POLAND - APR 29, 2014
Dobre tresciwe i przede wszystkim pieknie wygladajace. Z wielka biala i trwala piana, spora i maxymalna metnoscia. Kolor jasny. Smak tresciwy aromatyczny i chmielny. Bardzo dobre zlociste Ale. Pierwsza klasa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 28, 2014
Big bit of spicy citrus from the aroma up front, flavour is full of grapefruit and more citrus. Clean sharp bitter flavours. A really nice ale this. Reminds me a lot of the stone and wood just for the flavour punch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tamaritelmago (15) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2013
en aroma lupulo y mas lupulo. muy cítrica (será por eso que el lupulo usado se llama Citra...). en sabor muy lupulada (otra vez) amarga y seca, lo que unido a su poco cuerpo la convierte en una cerveza de sesión excelente.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obe83 (75) - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 26, 2014
Esaltazione del luppolo!!! Birra di una freschezza, leggerezza e facilità di beva fuori dal comune che la annovera tra le SESSION di alto livello!!! L’unico difetto lo denotiamo sull’analisi visiva visto che il colore giallo arancio non è sovrastato da nessuna schiuma. Al naso sentori erbacei ed agrumati si ritrovano anche in bocca, perfettamente bilanciato con il finale amaro. Buonissima!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Draught cask at Craft Beer Co Cov Garden. Really great condition cask pour. Bright golden colour. Gentle citrus hop aromas, nice clean crisp finish - everything a good sessionable cask ale should be (IMHO!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vinx (109) - 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.

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