Tart and fresh and fruity, Buxton’s Red Raspberry Rye is sharp enough to make your eyes water.
It pours a delightful pinky red and smells of raspberries and straw and apples.
It’s a good smell, an outdoorsy smell.
The malting is earthy and rich, dark rye bread, caramel, doughnuts, caster sugar and bread crusts, and the hops are fistfuls of green herbal leaves, lemon rind and mandarin jelly.
And throughout all this there are masses of freshly picked raspberries, all succulent and juicy, their little fleshy bodies popping on your tongue as you reach the intense dryness of the near sour finish.