Another addition to the brewery's stellar Botanicals & Barrels lineup, this is a sour ale with raspberries added, then aged in oak barrels. A brilliant mahogany color, it opens with assertive aromas of tart raspberry, lemon, green apple and barnyard. There's a noticeable oak presence throughout, though it's not overdone and doesn't overpower the fruity core, expressed in well-integrated hints of wood spice and cocoa powder. The medium-weight mouthfeel boasts a solid malt core and clean grain presence, through bright, tart berry flavors pick up the palate and the dry finish is all spice and wild funk.
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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).