Raspberry Red Rye | Buxton Brewery

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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: Rotating

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Added by Sludgeman on 03-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
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1
Gots:
7
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0
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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foley67
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/17/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear deep ruby red/light brown color with a small dense off white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart/sour raspberry, lemon, lime, orange, green apple, pear, red grape, wheat, spicy rye bread, light pepper, hay, straw, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of raspberries, fruity/acidic yeast, and moderate rye/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour raspberry, lemon, lime, orange, green apple, pear, red grape, wheat, spicy rye bread, light pepper, hay, straw, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Moderate fruity/acidic tart/sourness and light spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour raspberry, lemon, lime, orange, green apple, pear, red grape, wheat, spicy rye bread, hay, straw, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, fruity/acidic yeast, and moderate rye/wheat malt flavors; with a great malt/sourness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from acidity as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately acidic, and lightly grainy/bready/creamy mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a great fruited Berliner weisse. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, fruity/acidic yeast, and moderate rye/wheat malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the moderate acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mattboyer182
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutHunter
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of Buxton Brewery's Raspberry Red Rye a couple weeks ago at the Lager Mill. I've never had a beer from this brewery and I'm interested to give this beer a try, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks nice, it's got a simple and clean look to it, it's a little eye catching. It poured a murky and muddy brown/dark red color that took on just a slight ruby and crimson like hue when held to the light with a thin ring of bubbly off white head that quickly faded to nothing and it didn't leave any lacing behind. This beer is just ok looking, the color isn't that great and neither is the head and lacing.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the raspberries being the first to show up and they impart a nice and natural raspberry flavor that comes together with the sweetness to make for a raspberry like jam aroma and it's followed by just a slight bit of funky yeast. Up next comes the malts which impart a toasted, grainy, brown bread, bread crust and light spicy rye like aromas. This beer has a good aroma, the raspberry shows up nicely and it has just enough complexity.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but lighter and it starts off with a the raspberry still being the first to show up, but it's a little lighter this time and it imparts more of a straight up raspberry flavor and not any jam aspects like in the aroma. Up next comes just a slight bit of funky yeast which leads into the malts which impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time the rye doesn't really show up and the all the other malty aspects takes it's place. On the finish there's a slightly lighter amount of medium tartness that lingers just a little bit with a sour raspberry flavors and it's a little watery. This is a nice tasting beer, but I wash it was as bold as the aroma and I didn't like that it got to be watery.

M- Smooth, a little watery, a little crisp, not too acidic, on the very light side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is nice, but I wish it wasn't watery with a little more carbonation.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and a solid example of the style, it's not bad, but it had some aspects that made it rough around the edges and that's what ended up holding this beer back. This beer didn't have the best drinkability, one is enough for me, I don't have the urge to keep drinking it. What I like the most about this beer is the aroma, it was easily the best aspect of this beer. What I liked the least about this beer is the appearance and that the taste was light and a little watery, those aspects need some work. I wouldn't buy this beer again, it's just not something that I feel the need to revisit and I can't say I highly recommend it, but if you want a raspberry sour that's on the lighter side this might be worth a try. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it and I was hoping for just a little more out of it. It made for an Ok first impression of this brewery and the it's just a little above average for the style. Nice job guys, but with a little more work this could be a pretty good beer.

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Photo of VashonGuy
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle, bottled 17JUN15, best by 17JUN17. The bottle says "Drink Fresh" but they give a two year window, so I guess the fact that this is a year old shouldn't matter.

I like Berlinerweisses, I like Rye beers, and I often (not always) like fruit beers, so this one should work for me.

The appearance is about what you'd expect: dark ruby red, but there isn't much of a head.

I got a good combination of raspberry and bready malts. I didn't get the typical rye spiciness that I expected, so I'd call the rye influence subtle at most. The beer has a little more body and a fuller taste than the usual Berlinerweiss, and maybe that's where the rye is contributing.

It's tart, but it's not super tart. I think the tartness is just right, a little zing, without being mouth puckering.

Overall, a pretty interesting variation on Berliner weiss beers, and well worth a try.

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Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrfehon33
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leitmotif
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
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 speedvagen
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Warren2621
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dsshuck
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
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 NilocRellim
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Rich cranberry red colour. Aromas of sticky sweet raspberry jam and light musky hops. Tastes heavy and sweet, jammy raspberry and juicy.

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Photo of FrankShirley
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ian_B
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
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 rolltide8425
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Don't get the rye much at all which is a shame because I love rye malt.

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Photo of epyon396
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Raspberry Red Rye from Buxton Brewery
3.81 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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