What the brewery calls a “bastardized Scottish-style red ale that traces its origins to our homebrew roots,” this is certainly on the bolder and more flavorful side of the amber-ale spectrum. An almost mahogany-brown color in the glass, the nose is loaded with intense, slightly warm sensations of fresh caramel squares, roasted malt, prune, candied orange rind and burnt Demerara sugar. The palate continues in the same bold and intense vein, with a strong caramel core that's countered by medium carbonation, a needed hop-fueled bitter texture and lingering astringency to pick up the close.
American Amber/Red 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).