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Far Skyline

Rating: 2.55

Another new release here, this one a new beer for July from the Derbyshire based Buxton Brewery that will be my second beer from them and one that follows on from their Ace Edge that I reviewed here last month. That particular offering was one that I quite enjoyed and seeing as I’m not long back from Berlin I thought this would be a good choice for me since it’s a style I don’t often get to try and one that seemed to be fairly hard to find in Berlin which I was surprised at. This is one I’m looking forward to so hopefully it can carry on from where Ace Edge left off and deliver another excellent Buxton beer since it a brewery I’m beginning to see a lot more of north of the boarder.
Far Skyline

Appearance (2/5): Sits a cloudy lemon colour with a thin, bubbly white head that disappears very quickly after you finish pouring. The colour isn’t the most appealing and the lack of head here was quite disappointing as well.
Aroma (6/10): Lots of lemon and citrus notes to start with, there is some tropical fruits to a lesser extent as well with some hops following them. There is a sourness throughout this one and some background fruits round things off.
Taste (5/10): Quite a funky tasting beer with tonnes of sourness, some citrus as well and in particular some lemon. The tropical fruits from the nose are present here as well and seem slightly more pronounced but still fall short of being considered strong. There was some light wheat and yeast in there too with a little grapefruit and bitterness towards the end.
Palate (3/5): Spicy with a light body and plenty of carbonation, the beer even seems quite fizzy. There is a strong tang with a sourness throughout and a dryness towards the end.

Overall (9/20): Quite a poor second offering from Buxton, this one never got close to reaching the heights of their Ace Edge with 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 for me and as such it’s not one I’ll be going back to in future.

Brewed In: Buxton, Derbyshire, England
Brewery: Buxton Brewery
First Brewed: 2014
Type: Berliner Weisse
Abv: 4.9%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Good Spirits Co. (Glasgow)
Price: £2.60

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  1. January 30, 2017 at 08:09

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