Traditional English old ales are quite full and malty, and this adheres closely to that style thanks to a round, lush mouthfeel, creamy texture and moderate alcohol. The addition of Sitka spruce tips, as well as Pacific Northwest and European hops, add interesting layers of aroma and flavor; they lift the sweet-malt scents on the nose and weight of the palate, with tones of pine resin, citrus oil and, of course, spruce. As we say goodbye to winter, it's a sweet companion for the remaining chilly nights.
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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).