Coronado's Stem to Stern series is all about experimentation, and the first in the small-batch series encapsulates just that. A journey of experimental hops, this is brewed with a hefty dose of Denali and yet-to-renamed #07277 hops, set against a red ale backdrop. The result is a highly aromatic and smooth brew, with assertive scents of apricots, fresh citrus fruits and peels, as well as a touch of earthy, woody spice. The palate is smooth and slightly slick, with a rich malt core that's accented by notes of woody spice, toasted nuts and grains, peach pit and pine resin. It's a bit of a roller coaster ride, but one worth the thrill.
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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).