This beer's original, but it doesn't work as well as one would hope. The pour is attractive, with a vibrant amber-brown color, and the nose expresses nice aromas of orange, toasted apple, soft caramel and a touch of spice. The mouth, however, is a bit disjointed and confusing, with a traditional barleywine profile one moment and then a strange vegetal mustiness with dried sweet spice the next.
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).