Far Skyline | Buxton Brewery

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Brewed by:
Buxton Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Sam-VW on 07-28-2014

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 39
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale blonde color with a frothy 1 finger head.

Aroma : Dill weaves in and out of vinegar, oak, honey, and sweet tarts.

Flavor is pleasantly sour, with hints of vinegar and apples, lemon, yogurt, some light chalk, calcium, sweetgrass, limestone.

Feel is light, a bit under carbonated but very easy to drink.

Overall, I'd have this again. A nice sour ale for sure.

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Photo of OmahaKF
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smell is papaya, lemon peel, a hint of apricots, and some sweat-like funkiness. Taste is citrus and stone fruit, that is somewhat covered up by a fairly big tartness. A nice, if not overly complex berliner weisse.

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Photo of Chico1985
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm a bit skeptical when it comes to dry-hopped sours/sour IPAs, and though I don't think this nails it it's still quite enjoyable. Very tart, lacto sour, and actually some noticeable hoppage there. Lots of lemon yogurt, grapefruit juice, grassy+earthy tones. Goes a bit overboard with the puckering sourness/acidity but I do like the bite it brings. Very light, well-carbonated and refreshing. Would make a nice session sour if not for the acidity.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a real hoppy berliner type sour with some oats for body and a very pleasant little tang to it on the back end. i like how affordable these are coming in now, six bucks a bottle, fair for sure for what it is. amazed at the clarity here, its so bright, yellow and sunny and beaming back at me, with fizzy bubbles and not much head at all after a minute. smells hoppy right off the bat, citra and mosaic maybe, nelson likely, tropical with melon and lime notes, orange peel bitterness, and a puckery fresh lacto thing and hints of green apple. bright fruitiness to the flavor, lead by fresh pineapple and acidity. white grape, green apple again, and under ripe peach at the end. a sort of briny element to it is unique, and the lacto is clean for the hot side souring. refreshing to the max, and about as hoppy as i have seen one of these be. carbonated a whole lot better than it looks like it would be, and dry. minor notes of raw celery on the back end, but i kind of like it. different than many of these that all taste the same. i have been super high on buxton lately, and this is another outstanding beer from them. i hope they keep coming around!

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours yellow-gold with a medium marshmallow-like head that dissipates without lacing. Bonus for bottle conditioned. Nose is tangy, hay, and maybe a little sauvignon blanc. Taste fails to follow up. Bland, acidic, and an off note in the finish. Not much there really. Mouthfeel is light, crisp, and refreshing. Overall, could be a good beer, although not exceptional, without that lingering off flavor in the finish.

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Photo of Malt_Man
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served at cellar temperature from 330ml brown bottle into my classy Stella Chalice.

L) Very pale champagne colour, slight cloudiness, lots of small bubbles, again like champagne. Thin bubbly white head.

S) Cheap prosecco, some apple, maybe a bit of toffee. Definitely no hops.

T) Delicious fresh tartness, ends with just a hint of maltiness. Again, no hop notes.

F) Pleasantly fizzy, which is right for Berliner weisse. Light refreshing and the sourness is just right. Extremely drinkable, I could easily gulp it down in about 4 mouthfuls.

O) Very enjoyable sour beer, I am starting to really like them now. Not sure about the 'dry hopping' claim, it doesn't seem very hoppy but to be honest that hasn't detracted from my enjoyment of this one. Recommended.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy straw color with just some bubbles of white foam. Aroma has nice hoppy notes, mostly citrus fruits. You can tell from the aroma it's a tart beer. Taste starts somehow sweet right when the beer hits your tongue but gets quickly tart and lemony. The hops are also present, really fresh and grassy. Body is light with medium carbonation. Really fresh, hoppy, easy drinking berliner weisse.

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Photo of flyingpig
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Quite a poor offering from Buxton, this one never got close to reaching the heights of their Ace Edge that I tried last; far too much sourness for me. The dry-hopping mentioned on the label did have a positive effect on this one but it wasn't enough to turn it around & it's not one I'll be going back to in future.

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Photo of Sam-VW
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - cloudy, unfiltered yellow with no head. Almost looks like cloudy lemonade

S - lots of presumably cascade hops, some lacto in there and some sweet smelling citrus from the hops.

T - Starts very citrusy, sweet tropical fruit and ends with an almost sweet black current and tartness

M - quite carbonated but goes down very smooth and finishes crisp and sweet

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Far Skyline from Buxton Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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