This attractive and expressive beer pours a deep copper-amber color, with a solid off-white head that leaves pretty lacing behind with each sip. The bouquet immediately offers intense aromas of citrusy whole hop, sweet malt, fresh grain and underripe stone fruit. The fruity tones continue through to the medium-weight palate, with solid flavors of nectarine and peach that are framed by bitter grapefruit pith astringency and a slightly sticky texture. The finish is long, with an appropriate lingering bitterness.
American Barley Wine
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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).