This is the brewery's reimagining of their classic Liberty Ale, kicked up a notch (or three) thanks to some solid hopping. It pours a beautiful russet-orange color, with a serious head that leaves nice lacing behind. The nose leads with a just resinous hop aroma, coupled with notes of lightly caramelized malt, orange oil and pine. It's smooth and medium-bodied in feel, with a weighty richness from the solid malt core and dank hop characteristics, though it's not over the top. Medium carbonation and a dry finish keep the overall balance and harmony in check.
12 oz/6 pack
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Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).