The 13th edition of this annual release doesn't disappoint, and this is the kind of beer that can just get better with age. The gorgeous orange-red colored beer offers strong aromas of resiny citrus hops and caramel malt, leading into flavors of raw sugar cane, molasses, raisins and pine. Smooth and lush with medium carbonation and a lengthy, slightly sticky hoptastic finish, this is a beer of great complexity and balance that offers strength without brute force.
American Barley Wine
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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).