>More Bang For Your Buxton: Buxton Brewery Pt2
> Ok, ok, enough with the puns. Time to crack on with more Buxton appreciation. Axe Edge (6.8%abv) is now an award winner – it picked up ‘Best Strong Ale’ in this years Bradford Beer Festival, which goes some in way in boosting the image of tastes of us Northern Folk. To be honest, it would only have been a matter of time before it did scoop a plaudit, simply because it’s a great beer. The hop profile tells you all you need to know; it’s like a great big tropical fruit juice party in the top of the glass courtesy of loads of Amarillo, Citra and Nelson Sauvin. Lychee, Mango, Strawberry, Grapefruit and sweet Orange dominate the nose, and yet despite it’s heft in terms of abv, the sip is deceptively light, with only a slight warming alchohol note coming through late on. It’s well balanced and fruity, refreshing and substantial; a great beer simply. The bottle I tried contained some really fresh beer too – the best aroma on a beer I’ve tried since these.
Posted on 26/04/2011, in beer in leeds, Beer Review, Bradford CAMRA Beer Festival, Buxton Axe Edge, Buxton Brewery, Buxton Moor Top and tagged Axe Edge IPA, beer in Leeds, Beer Reviews, Black IPA, Buxton Brewery, craft beer, IPA, Moor Top. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
>They're great beers, aren't they! Just got back from their brewery and am trying not to dive straight into a bottle of Axe Edge…If you ever get down to Derby, the Five Lamps have at least two of their beers on. Three yesterday, including the Gold which was more than a match for their 'wild boar and orange' sausage sarnie.
>Axe Edge is a dangerously drinkable beer…all the flavour in it makes you forget it is 6.8% and after a while the sudden realisation that the floor is moving is a bit of shock…but all the beers I have had from them have top quality..
>Will have to keep an eye out for them. I have not noticed any over here yet.
>some massively positive feedback on here when it comes to Buxton, it seems! Thanks guys. Scoop – that sandwich sounds awesome, and I will check that out.