Buxton / Oedipus / Rooie Dop Ring Your Mother 1832 XXXX Mild
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English Old Ale
Ranked #61
Ranked #17,375
3.96 | pDev: 7.07%
Buxton Brewery
England, United Kingdom
Very Good
Buxton / Oedipus / Rooie Dop Ring Your Mother 1832 XXXX MildBuxton / Oedipus / Rooie Dop Ring Your Mother 1832 XXXX Mild
Notes: Collaboration with the Dutch breweries Oedipus and Rooie Dop.
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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(330 ml bottle, bottled 19JAN16, BB: 19JAN18... purchased on shelf from State Line 2 weeks ago... decanted into fat tulip)

L: mostly-clear, dark tawny liquid; tall, wild bubbly foam on pour, settling into messy, rocky cap... thin, but crusty sheets of lace; grand!

S: sweat/musk, simple syrup, oxidized fleshy peach skin, Jewish apple cake... a little floral; little alcohol presence... overall, dynamic, rich aromas, but weighted down to the bottom; grassy, earthy, standing water atop

T: cakey, golden-brown, baked caramel base all the way... weighty, doughy malts with a sultana, buttery, chardonnay backdrop; bit of fruity booze clinging to the back for sure... not all that sweet; very chewy-crusty... hint of sherry? hint of solvent?... begging for some greasy gamy meats, good lord

F: nectary, delicately oily... light spicy warm hum lingering at the back... oils cling to the palate fore; aft silky and dry

O: rather interesting, rather enjoyable; sipper... being someone who loves JW Lees Harvest Ale, right up my alley with its layered, mid-range bready, British malt concentrate... grew on me exponentially as I sipped; halfway through, was desperate for some roast duck or spicy pork sausage to pair with it... wasn't the last of them; I'll go back (1426)

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Photo of oberon
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep burnt orange with a thinner light beige head atop.Caramel and resinous hops in the nose...like and old school left coast hoppy red in my mind,there is a slight sour tinge present as well.Bready malts upfront on the palate with some slightly tart fruitiness then melding into caramel and resin in the finish,just well rounded.This is very fine American Barleywine in my mind,whatever it's categorized as it's pretty damn good.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 11.2 oz bottle in a snifter. This unique ale pours a luminous amber with a nice
glow and a moderate head of white foam that fades to a thick ring, thin wispy layer, and
light lacing. Nose of heavy caramel and piney/citrus malts with a touch of earthy yeast.
Flavors lightly pull away from the nose with yellow raisin and rich caramel notes tossed into
an earthy funky yeast flavor awash in pine and light citrus hop notes. Very nice mouth feel;
warming on the finish, lightly dry, and medium on the body with a barley wine like finish.

Overall, hard to describe this brew or it's style----an English mild it is not. More of an
old ale or English strong ale verging on a barley wine.

A unique English hybrid.


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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy dark orange color with beige head. Aroma is earthy with some weird funk in the background. Taste is slightly sweet at first but gets really dusty, earthy and bitter on the finish. Medium body and carbonation, slightly boozy. Really weird beer, I didn't quite enjoy it.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Buttery amber with pink-tan head. 4
Vanilla, creme, and bubble gum nose. 3.75
Big chewy pale caramel - so sweet - marshmallow, biscuit ice cream cone, and slight toast. 3.75
Medium, creamy, round. 4

Hard work! And that’s with a battered palate. Boozy and overly sweet - nothing of the “overly hopped” on the label, which might make this fun in a barleywine kind of way. Historical, but details are thin on the ground, so not sure what they were aiming for. It is well constructed, but not for me. 3.75

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Photo of bark
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The colour is pale brown with a tint of amber (40 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger head is white and compact; it sinks slowly leaving some lacing.

The smell is sweet with loads of floral English hops, bitter herbs, caramel, bitter oranges and mild chocolate. Alcohol, leather and nutmeg in the background.

The taste is intense with both sweet caramel malt and English hops. Bitter herbs, hay, orange peel, banana peels, digestive biscuits and warming alcohol. Fill to medium body. The aftertaste is smoother yet intense with dried flowers, bitter herbs, mature cheese and toast. The long finish is bitter with green plants, caramel and brown bread.

The carbonation is medium to strong, the long-lasting bubbles are fresh. The liquid is thick, smooth and sticky.

An intense mild. I don’t have much other beers inspired by 19th century XXXXs to compare with, but this is a very taste brew.

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.49/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy amber body with a small but sustained off-white head. Makes lovely bubbles when gulped. Looks classy.

S: Syrup. Half way through though it gets a bit funky, very much like (for personal reference) that funky smelling house in Ayr.

T: Barley wine basically. Very syrupy, also bitter but very well balanced, orange marmalade, and lovely earthiness. Has that anaesthetising hop quality that I normally associate with clinically hoppy beers, but this one's full of soul. Fantastic mouthfeel, and god, mouthfeel is so important.

O: More sessionable than a lot of low ABV IPAs. I'm the furthest thing from a style nazi but I'm going to break the habit of a lifetime by protesting that this is a barley wine, not a mild.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The missus got me this one for my birthday a couple weeks ago. Cheers babe!

From a bottle into a snifter
1832 XXXX Mild
Contains barley, oats, wheat, hops, water and yeast
Bottled 24 February 2015
Best before 24 February 2016

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium looking, creamy, slightly off-white head with great retention. Clear rust orange body with lower levels of carbonation. Head slowly fades to a full wisp and leaves lots of lacing. Splotchy wisp remains and leaves lots of sticky lacing down the glass. Looks really nice.

SMELL: Toffee and cotton candy, with melon and some lightly fruity hops. A little bit candy-like. Bold enough and really nice.

TASTE: Some toffee and grainy notes up front, with more toffee and candy sweetness and a bit of grainy malt at the swallow. A decent alcohol punch as well, with some fruity and melon-like hops and some bitterness at the swallow. Bolder and lingering finish of toffee and sweeter candy, some toasted and grainy flavors, as well as a decent does of hoppy bitterness. Flavorful and enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. A little lighter on the palate, but very creamy and smooth, goes down smooth with a bit burn at the swallow and finishes a touch dry. Some heat and burn lingers.

OVERALL: Really good stuff. Definitely what we’d normally think of as a mild but then on steroids. It’s a touch too boozy at this point I think, but there are lots of good malt flavors and while it is definitely “hopped up,” as the label advertises, it is done so in an appropriate manner. In other words, they chose the right hop varieties for this style of beer. Well done boys! This one worth drinking in mass quantities (which I just might do). Recommended.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned I know my limitations
and I know good ale
I can't express the joy experienced drinking this ale
but can express who important it is to try

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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 27 ratings