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Raspberry Red Rye | Buxton Brewery

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Brewed by:
Buxton Brewery
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Sludgeman on 03-01-2014

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 43
Photo of Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy ruby color with slightly pink head. Aroma is rye bread with raspberry marmalade. Taste follows tart with rye and intense natural raspberry flavor. Light, effervescent body, really dry on the aftertaste. I like this one quite a lot. Spicy, fruity and tart.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

if you are looking for a big sour berliner, loaded with hot lacto and all, this isnt your horse, but if you are into something really different from the norm, this is well worth your six or seven bucks. a great buy from small batch liquors on tennyson. it is much darker in color than most anything called a berliner i have ever seen. its red, moderately hazy, and lazy but somewhat bubbly in terms of carbonation. the nose is as much tart from the real raspberry as it is from the lacto, genius i think, to dose them evenly like this. the rye can be smelled too, spicy and earthy and a little sweet, but there is some raspberry fruity sweetness too in here. lots going on in the flavor, like smuckers raspberry jam right off the bat, so juicy and genuine, some of the realest raspberry in a beer ever, crazy how pungent it is. lovely! the rye is bomb too, less spicy than it smells but pretty upbeat, more forward than the wheat. the label says there are some oats in here too, and maybe i get that a little in the body, but i dont taste them much. carbonation lags a little, my only real critique, but the moderate acidity is enough to keep it feeling active, and i miss it less than i would in a berliner without the fruit and rye. complex and inventive, really well executed. i love it. one of the best and most interesting berliner types i can think of...

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

11.2 ounce bottle, label says bottled on 17JUN15, best before 17JUN17. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy reddish/brown color with maybe a quarter inch off-white head that went away quickly. Pretty much no lacing at all. The brew smells like raspberry syrup and bready/sweet malt, aroma just seems too artificial and sweet, just not real appealing. Luckily, there's some tartness in the taste. There's tart and sweet raspberry, lemon peel, and some wheat/bready malt flavors. Nice mix with the sweet and tartness, at first I didn't expect much out of this after smelling it, but it tastes a lot better than I thought. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, with low/moderate carbonation. Other than the taste, there wasn't much about this brew I cared for. Not that it was bad, just not memorable. With that being said, it was nice to try once.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is raspberries, mild rye and a hint of butter. The flavor is raspberries, malts, mild funk, a hint of butter, mild sweetness and a tart/sourish finish.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy almost opaque deep reddish brown in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation and faint ruby red highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy foamy dark beige head that reduces to a medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of slightly sweet raspberries over the top of tart wheat.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of tart wheat with light to moderate flavors of slightly sweet + tart raspberries. There is a light hint of lemon citrus in the background as well. Minimal amounts of bitterness but a lingering tartness in the finish.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Very nice and refreshing enjoyable Berliner... Reminds of having a Berliner in Berlin with the red syrup. Nice contrast of the sweetness of the raspberries and the tart Berliner weisse.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

As the natural fruit tendencies of Berlinerweiss invite additional fruit decoration, the focus on fructose can easily distract from the natural earth, spice and pungent character of rye ale.

Butxton's norther German sour ale unleashes the lacto-tart character onto a bed of wheat, bread and raspberry for a uniquely tart taste. Sure, the raspberries have their hayday with a strong ruby hue and pinkish swath of foam, and that character carries through a tangy berry scent and onto a semisweet fruit and malt palate. But its the sourness that soon steels the show.

As the sweetness of fruit and malt relax, the acidic nature of the beer takes hold with whimsical notions of crabapple, lime, dried lemon, tangy orange, sour red grape and a mild hint of balsamic. As the clean lactic tartness pangs away at the middle, a faint drift of burlap and must infultrates the flavor and floats just above the tongue.

Tangy white and rose wine decorate the beer's finish as the deciedly lemon-laced beer carries a medium-light texture with hints of peppercorn, pectin and suggestive vinegar.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours red-tinged light brown with a fading head.
Nose shows raspberry jam, sweet bready malt and little else.
Very sour flavours, no sign of sweetness. Overt raspberry with a faint bready note in the background again.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tumbler at the Church Key Sour Session Vol. 9. $10 for 10oz.

A miss in my book. Not again for me. 3.5

A – Pours a cloudy. Not an attractive. Almost zero head. 3.25

S – Some fruit, minor lactic and a soapy sweetness. 2.75

T – Tartness, but not puckery, fruit/raspberry but no cloying fruit or sweetness. 3.75

MF – Medium light bodied. A watered down thin feel. Coats the palate. 3.25

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Raspberry Red Rye from Buxton Brewery
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