This is a full-flavored brew that, while certainly hop-forward, is not overdone or too bitter. Initial aromas of pine resin and grapefruit rind lead the nose, with additional scents of caramel, brown bread, and dried peach and apricot. The malts do a good job of keeping the palate grounded, with caramel and sweet bread dough flavors to balance out the assertive bitter-hop characteristics. With a full texture, rich palate and extremely long, dry finish, this is definitely a bottle best shared with friends.
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).