A classic, clean and remarkably balanced brew, this showcases superb harmony between the sweet and toasty notes of an amber ale, with just the right amount of bitterness on the finish. The caramel-malt backbone grounds the experience, with supporting notes of citrus rind, toasted brown bread and burnt sugar. The mouthfeel is smooth, yet bold, with ample carbonation to keep the robust flavor profile from feeling too dense or weighty. The alcohol isn't noticeable at all amid the slightly oversteeped tea-like texture, and a hint of peanut skin lingers on the close.
12 oz/6 pack
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).