This is a strong ale for sure, both in alcohol and flavor profile. Dark brown in color with loads of vanilla, raisin, toast and oak on the nose lifted by a subtle bretty sour funk. A ton of things going on in the mouth: flavors of bourbon, sour cherry, coffee cream, walnut and more all balanced by appropriate acidity to counter the weight and heft of the flavor profile. A long finish with minimal carbonation and high abv makes this an excellent sipper to be shared now or stored in the cellar for years.
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
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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).