Ice Cream Series: Original Ice Cream Pale Ale by Buxton & Omnipollo

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Beer Name: Ice Cream Pale Ale

Brewer: Buxton Brewery, Derbyshire, UK in collaboration with Omnipollo, Stockholm, Sweden

Date Sampled:  8th January 2017

ABV: 5.6%

Serving Type: Bottle

Location Sampled: Home

I may be a little late to the party but I'm finally getting around to reviewing the Buxton and Omnipollo 'Ice Cream' series of collaborations.

First up is the Original Ice Cream Pale Ale.

When I first poured the beer it looked like it was going to be pretty clear however a haze did begin to form, even with any sediment left in the bottom of the bottle. That, along with the frothy head, did give the appearance of an ice cream float.

The nose was not what I expected, with citrus and tropical fruits being the dominant aromas, with slight hints of vanilla just below the surface.

It has a light carbonation, which along with the lactose and oats, gives it a very smooth mouth feel.

This Ice Cream pale ale is actually very refreshing, with the citrus from the nose following through before a bitter finish.

With the tropical and citrus flavours married with the smooth mouth feel this reminded me a little of Siren's Oatmeal Pale Ale, Undercurrent. Like Undercurrent, Buxton and Ominpollo's offering took me a little by surprise with how refreshing it is and I think it's a cracking pale ale.

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