Moor Top | Buxton Brewery

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Brewed by:
Buxton Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by CwrwAmByth on 06-12-2012

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 21
Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: A golden ale with nice bubbly whitish head.
S: Piney and floral.
T: Slightly piney with a touch of earthiness. Crisp and very bitter but it works. Has that menthol anaesthetising quality.
O: Just a nice modern pale ale.

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Photo of wl0307
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coming in a 330ml brown bottle, bottle-conditioned; bottled on 11/2013, served mildly-chilled in a straight pint glass. Notes: according to the back label, American Chinook hops seem to be the only variety used in this brew.

A: pours a lightly hazy, dark yellow-ish straw colour, very like a glass of honey drink, coming with a thin layer of off-white foamy head with relatively good retention, on top of faint carbonation.
S: upfront the hop aroma is everywhere to be enjoyed, featuring citric notes, grapefruit peels, earthy hints of dried leafy hops and lightly sulphuric notes. Given a good swirl, the clean grapefruity aroma is accompanied by sweet floral notes and subtly grainy maltiness. Clean, hoppy, well-conditioned in the bottle.
T: very very good… on the entry, the flavour is predominantly grainy without much sweetness, going hand in hand with the hop bitterness and a rather dry and lightly spicy mouthfeel; clean in the finish, where the bitterness and dried grapefruit-peels-like tannins linger on top of any other residual flavour elements.
M&O: light-bodied, thirst-quenching, consistently hoppy from the aroma through to the palate, this Golden Bitter enjoys more integrity than the Buxton Pale Ale I had last night, perhaps due to the fact that the yeast sediments are far more stable in this bottle. Hoppy, refreshingly carbonated, decently bitter with a good long dry finish. Well worth a try.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy pale yellow body (in all fairness I only let it have about 2-3 hours to settle and it's bottle conditioned) big foamy white head

Pineapple and other tropical fruits on the nose

Big tastes fruity hops delivering complex layers of flavours that build to a bitter finish
tho slightly tart and no trace of sweetness

It has a slightly watery MF but it is a light 3.6%

Overall a lot of tongue punching goodness

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Photo of woosterbill
4.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gravity half-pint at The Euston Tap.

A: Clear gold body with a thin white head that settles slowly into a ring and leaves tons of sticky lace. Excellent.

S: Pungent hops (mostly citrus, a bit of pine) in front of a core of bready malt. Really fresh, clean, and balanced.

T: Follows the nose - flavorful hops right up front (grapefruit dominates) followed by some restrained malt sweetness and closed out with clean bitterness. Very dry aftertaste, and a surprisingly long one for a session ale. Delicious.

M: Fairly light-bodied with soft, delicate carbonation. Quite nice.

O: Terrific beer. It's got all the character of a full-strength Pale Ale packed into a manageable 3.6%. It's a winner.


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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass - tons of sediment.

Pours a a light, slightly hazy but mostly clear colden colour with a decent head.

Smells very hoppy.

Tastes very sweet and fruity with a crisp, dry and quite bitter finish.

Overall quite nice, this is the white wine of beers!

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Moor Top from Buxton Brewery
4 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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