After a yearlong vacation and a new label design, this Belgian-style golden ale is finally back. It's fermented with black raspberries and blueberries, allowing the fruit to shine in both the aromas and flavors. Forward scents of berry, golden raisin, sweet orange, ripe pineapple, clove and yeasty spice lead the nose. There's noticeable warmth to the nose and finish thanks to the high alcohol, and the palate boasts a round, creamy texture that's balanced by medium carbonation and an acidic, citrusy streak. A subtle oaky accent unfolds on the finish, reminiscent of a cocoa-dusted raspberry.
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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, 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).