A Berliner-style wheat ale brewed with cherries and beechwood smoked malt, this leads with an assertive tart cherry character that dominates the nose and mouth, alongside a strong hit of lactic acid. A faint smoky aroma dances in the background, and makes a second fleeting appearance on the finish, once the mouth-puckering acidity and tart fruit flavors subside. It's tasty and refreshing, if sour sensations and tart berry flavors are your thing, although some bottle time might mellow those notes a bit.
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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).