Buxton / To Øl Sky Mountain Sour | Buxton Brewery

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35 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Buxton Brewery
England, United Kingdom
buxtonrealale.co.uk

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ADZA on 01-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
9.61%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of mcthfg
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bwarren82
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dabeerbuddha
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice clear auburn/orange appearance. Fine head that dissipated quickly. Musty lemon smell with malted wheat. It's moderately sour. Malted wheat. Soft lemon notes. Some cinnamon and coriander flavours. Nice dry finish. Very refreshing.

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Photo of Anatole
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jrfehon33
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i had to buy this given the two breweries involved in making it. interesting to see a listing for de proef too... this is a weird beer, i was let down by it, but its also just really different too, so as much as i didnt really love it, i loved how strange it was, and appreciate it in that context. the appearance is great, clearish for a sour beer, with some orange notes making it look a little richer in the glass, and nearly a full inch of white head. it has a funny nose, very lactic heavy, acidic off the bat, astringent and unfamiliar, perhaps even kettle soured, its tough to tell because its rather aggressive. some grain cereal honey sweetness is there too, and a more conventional type yeast, loosely saison or belgian giving some more predictable spice notes to it as well. in the taste, the yeast flavor is super odd, way different from what i am used to in these, and i dig that, but i just dont like this that much. its a bit of a gut buster, sharp and definitely going to sit a little heavy down there. white grape like champagne for kids, lemon, and a fish thing that neither claystation nor myself can identify. the fishy thing gets more intense as it warms, past brine to downright scaley and stinky, all very acidic. its cleaner in the finish though, just not sure whats really going on with this one. crazy label, makes very little sense. worth picking up if you like the sensory challenge, but its definitely not among my favorite beers from these breweries...

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Photo of YvesB
2.58/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MGibbons
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dougbreathe
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shleepy
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky golden / light-brown. Head quickly dissipated. Smell has ginger, lots of elderflower, bittersweet citrus. Sour and refreshing taste. Very dry. Tasty.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My first berliner weissbier ever, so I'll review as it is and not as it should be.

L - Hazy amber with a white head that fades rapidly

S - Lots of floral hops, caramelized wheat malt

T - Really nothing near the smell, really acidic and sour. Lemon acidity first then caramelized malts, apricot and light hops with almost no bitterness

F - Good carbonation

O - I didn't know what to expect from a berliner weissbier and I was quite surprise mostly by the dipa like smell, it's an interesting beer, really refreshing but really need some balance

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11.2 ounce bottle, bottled on 25/7/14, best before 25/7/16. Served in a Prairie Teku, the beer pours a mostly clear golden/orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like grapefruit, grainy/bready malt, apricot and lemon. It tastes like tart citrus, wheat/grainy malt, minerals, apricots, lime and some earthiness. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium with moderate carbonation. I thought it was an enjoyable brew, certainly worth a try if you've never had it before.

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Photo of epyon396
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of suckaj
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tdenham
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of durlta
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YalovaIA
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Enochase04
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Buxton / To Øl Sky Mountain Sour from Buxton Brewery
3.85 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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