King Slayer by Buxton

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Beer Name: King Slayer

Brewer: Buxton Brewery, Buxton, UK

Date Sampled:  25th July 2017

ABV: 8%

Serving Type: Bottle

Location Sampled: Home

I'm a huge fan of Buxton Brewery; I've drunk a lot of their beers that have impressed me hugely and my trip to their taproom earlier this year was one of my highlights.

Now this King Slayer DIPA is good, but for me it doesn't stand out in an ever crowded marketplace.

It has a slightly hazy, straw coloured appearance with a reasonable amount of head.

The nose is fragrant, if a little delicate, with citrus, sweet orange and apricot being the main standouts.

It does have a very soft mouth feel, with a nice amount of carbonation and a medium body.

When tasted, it's the overripe apricot that is most prominent, with very little bitterness and just a hint of alcohol on the finish.

There is no doubting that King Slayer is incredibly drinkable, scarily so when you consider the 8% ABV, which in itself is testament to the brewing skills of the Buxton brrewers. But with so many great beers around this doesn't quite do enough to make me rush back and have another... if I'm drinking a double IPA I want it to bring the flavour.

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