Traditionalists might take issue with this out-of-the-box brew, but sometimes, it's good to step outside your comfort zone. A barrel-fermented Belgian-style quadrupel ale that's brewed with blackberries. The fruit addition lends a brighter streak to what is typically an opulent, rich and mouthfilling style, lending a fruity verve, while the wild organisms from the barrel-aging give a tart, acidic cut throughout. It still boasts the typical quad notes of roasted malt, dried fig, black plum, tree bark and woodspice, just in a more lifted, tightly wound package.
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Managing Editor, Print, and Tasting Director
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).