This is the kind of beer that makes you wonder why more people haven't used pineapple in their sours before. Sure, Odell isn't the first, but this is a delicious, harmonious brew that marries the intensely wild and funky character of an American wild ale with the sweet yet tart flavor of ripe pineapple, and to wonderful effect. Pineapple is front and center on the nose and palate, as expectred, but pleasant, supporting notes of underripe mango, melon and citrus round the experience out. Medium carbonation and assertive acidity makes for a lively and refreshing palate, finishing tart and juicy, with hints of barnyard, hay and white pepper.
American Wild Ale
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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).