This is a blended and barrel-aged brown ale that's brewed with wild yeasts and fresh raspberries. It's a complex and evolving selection, with intriguing spice and oak nuances that unfold with time and warming, making this an excellent option for wine drinkers. Rich raspberry and cocoa butter aromas lead, with glimmers of peppery spice, leather and sour funk adding depth. The palate offers an assertive raspberry core, framed by accents of oak and caramel malt. The tart acidity keeps the sweet flavors from feeling too strong or cloying, with a lovely dusting of bittersweet cocoa that lingers on the long finish.
American Wild Ale
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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).