Oedipus / Buxton Voicemail

Brewed by Oedipus
Style: Scotch Ale
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Serve in Thistle


on tap


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
OIBF Collaboration Brew: For our collaborative brew with Buxton we decided to brew a Scotch Ale, but as our first collaboration with Buxton use plenty of US hops so it is more like an IPA. The base is what we thought would be appropriate for a Scotch Ale: some toasted and caramelized malts including Special B with gives raisiny flavor. To Enhance the dried fruit flavor we added figs and raisins in the hopback and picked hop varieties known for their dark fruit flavors.Bramling Cross and Pacific Gem in the kettle, Cascade and Mosaic in the hop back and Simcoe and Cascade as dryhops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (4410) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2017
Bottle. Pours a clear darker amber beer with a medium sized, off white head on top. Aroma of red fruits, lots of caramel, sugary malts and not much else. Flavor is intensly sweet and sugary, quite sticky and yet well carbonated. A bit weird and a bit messy, but certainly not bad at all. Starts off fairly sweet, has a bitter middle and finishes bittersweet. Influences of cookies and other stuff. Weird, but decent.. thats all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (1829) - Kiel, GERMANY - APR 30, 2017
Oh ja, sieht das toll aus. Ein wundervoll stabiler und ansehnlicher brunlicher Schaum krnt die gentlemanlastige Bernsteinoptik des Sudes. Subtil facettenreich auch der Duft, hier gibts cascadige Hoppyness, fassige Scotchness und auch schon suerliche Feige zu erschnuppern. Wenn mans wei 😉. Abwechslungsreich gehts weiter, traubendry, karamelig aber nicht richtig s, citrusfresh und stumpf malzig at the end. Bumm, jetzt noch der Warmer...Hossa!!! Da geht viel und richtig schn ausgewogen ist es auch noch. Daumen hoch👍..0,33l Bottle from BEYOND BEER HH. Ca.4.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (7504) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2017
330ml bottle (thanks Hermod). Hazy amber color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Bready, citrus, fruity, hay, spruce and sweet in aroma. Bready, citrus, hay, roasty, spruce, sweet, twiggy and yeast in taste. Dry mouthfeel. Quite sweet. Reminds me more of a caramelly saison. Drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (7578) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 8, 2017
33cl bottle. Euro Swap, thanks Maakun? Light brown color, thin white head. Aroma has nutty, bready aroma, hops, some caramel. Flavor has sweet fruits, apricots, hops, floral notes, nutty notes. Long finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (6876) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2017
Sample from bottle at hotel room in Helsinki. Thanks to Hermod! Colour is murky light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Caramel, some dry fruits and malts. Pretty good. Quite hoppy for this kind of beer. I like this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (7103) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2017
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at pre HBF2017 Saturday tasting, thanks Hermod) The beer poured deep amber and hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had caramel and pine . Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were pine, creamy toffee, pine, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, hoppy and bitter. A pleasant hoppy brew with sweet malty body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (48113) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2017

Draught @ Proeflokaal Arendsnest, Herengracht 90, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1015 BS.

[ As Oedipus / Buxton Voicemail ].
ABV: 7.5%. Clear medium to dark amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet malt, fruity malt, dark fruit, moderate hoppy, licorice hops. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licorice hops, pale malt, fruity malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160922]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimplySike (1483) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2017
33cl. Bottle.
Pours brown with tan head.
Aroma pine, citrus, caramel, roasted malts.
Taste caramel sweets, citrus bitter, some spice.
Mouthfeel thin.
Great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3934) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2017
33cl bb07/2017 from Oedipus 6er collab sampler, Gouda. - Short: more resiny than raisiny dry sherry of a Scotch... The figs and raisins add an unusual earthy dryness instead of fruity sweetness to the amber strong ale infrastructure. Also reminiscent of an aged white porto. Enjoyable in a strange, dare I say PoMo calvinist way: dryhop over candy indulgences - but needs to be paired with a sweet fruit dessert to brings out its dormant potential...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (7032) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2017
Bottle from Biernavigatie, bottling date 22/07/2016 BB 22/07/2017, 33 cl sample. Slight hazy copper color, medium frothy head with lasting lacing. Aroma has burned caramel, slight spices and dried fruit. Soft sweetness, again with burned notes, caramel, toffee, spices and dried fruit. Medium carbonation makes it look good, but it is a tad harsh and full bodied because of it. Belgian styled ale, which a Scotch is, that has plenty to offer, but is not gonna be a classic for me. Decent though.

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