This rusty brown-colored brew leads with attractive scents of golden raisin, toffee, caramel, toasted grain and brown sugar, all hit with a good dose of hop-based characteristics like citrus peel, resin and earth. The palate is full and flavorful, with medium carbonation to keep the sweet boozy-fruit and roasted-malt flavors in check. The alcohol is surprisingly hidden, with only a subtle warmth lingering through the close.
12 oz/6 pack
American Barley Wine
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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).