At 80 IBUs, this should be a fairly bitter brew, but the hop astringency is well integrated into the rich malt center. The nose offers hop-derived aromas of citrus peel, grapefruit pith, onion and grass that harmonize with notes of caramel, freshly toasted grain and melon rind. Rich tropical and stone-fruit flavors of mango, pineapple and apricot are upfront on the medium-weight palate, supported by bitter hints of orange rind and pine resin that linger softly on the dry finish.
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, previously 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).