Anchor's latest release in its Zymaster Series is this Belgian-style farmhouse ale with a distinctly Californian twist: yerba santa, a native California herb that exhibits earthy spice and bitter characteristics. The herbal addition complements the traditionally spicy character of a saison, which in this beer's case includes notes of clove and delicate pink peppercorn, and plays well with the other forward aromas of banana, biscuit, fresh-cut grass and a hint of citrusy, wild funk. The malty core anchors the palate, with solid lemongrass and earthy hop flavors adding depth to the palate and lingering softly on the finish.
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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).