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Buxton - Trolltunga

Postby xCamel xSlayer » Wed Jun 29, 2016 16:33

So, recently, I have fallen in love with this particular beer from the Buxton Brewery.
It is a "Gooseberry Sour IPA" at 6.3% and at first I hated it, but then the more I drank, I started to warm to the idea.

First of all, has anybody ever tried it?
Secondly, if you were going to try and replicate something like this, what is it exactly that gives a "sour" beer, particularly this one from Buxton, its wild edge?
Is it just the gooseberries themselves, or are there other ingredients that create the sour result?
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Re: Buxton - Trolltunga

Postby graysalchemy » Wed Jun 29, 2016 20:36

Have you tried emailing the brewery they may give you some pointers.

Sour beers aren't my thing though I have managed to brew a few accidentally. I think the Brett stout was the worst.

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Re: Buxton - Trolltunga

Postby matt666 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 20:40

I like this brewery, their "Far Skyline" is very good as well.
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Re: Buxton - Trolltunga

Postby xCamel xSlayer » Wed Jun 29, 2016 21:00

graysalchemy wrote:Have you tried emailing the brewery they may give you some pointers.

Sour beers aren't my thing though I have managed to brew a few accidentally. I think the Brett stout was the worst.


I will try that, I'm just never sure how happy they are being asked for such info that's all.
Didn't think I'd be into sours myself though tbh, but this and a gose I forgot the name of have been excellent.
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Re: Buxton - Trolltunga

Postby xCamel xSlayer » Wed Jun 29, 2016 21:01

matt666 wrote:I like this brewery, their "Far Skyline" is very good as well.


Some cracking ones by them tbh.
Axe edge and wild boar (I think?) have been great as well.
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Re: Buxton - Trolltunga

Postby rlemkin » Wed Jun 29, 2016 22:50

Definitely try emailing them. They probably wouldn't give you the recipe, but there's no harm in asking.

I've never had it, but from what I've seen it looks like a quick soured hoppy beer which is then racked onto gooseberries?

I would start with a base similar to a Berliner Weisse. So a near 50/50 mix of pilsner and wheat, lots of flame out hop additions, minimal bitterness and a good dry hop (possibilities could be: Nelson Sauvin or some other NZ varieties such as Rakau). Soured first with some form of Lacto (there are many methods and needn't be difficult) and then finished with a clean yeast like US-05. Finally racking onto macerated gooseberries before bottling.
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Re: Buxton - Trolltunga

Postby xCamel xSlayer » Thu Jun 30, 2016 09:15

Gonna try it today... they can only ignore me at worst hey!
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Re: Buxton - Trolltunga

Postby rlemkin » Thu Jun 30, 2016 18:05

Picked up a bottle of this today. Looking forward to trying later.
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Re: Buxton - Trolltunga

Postby xCamel xSlayer » Thu Jun 30, 2016 18:29

rlemkin wrote:Picked up a bottle of this today. Looking forward to trying later.



It's a taste an a half. First time I had it my head was blown off because I wasn't used to sours at all.
I now buy one everytime I am in the shop!
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Re: Buxton - Trolltunga

Postby rlemkin » Wed Jul 20, 2016 22:51

Finally cracked this. Pretty nice. Gooseberries are there, but not overwhelming. Have you tried Buxton's Far Skyline? I imagine you would like that too.
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