This ale, a play on a traditional pumpkin beer, is brewed with somewhat of a kitchen sink of ingredients: pumpkin, yam, toasted fenugreek, lemon verbena and birch bark. And while the trio on this collaboration is stellar as always, this beer is just a bit strange and jarring as all of the flavors fight for recognition on the nose and mouth. It's a nice alternative to those cloyingly sweet pumpkin beers, with more nuanced notes of starchy gourds laced with fresh savory herbs and an earthy lemon-pepper spice.
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Managing Editor, Print, and Tasting Director
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).