This pours a hazy mahogany color with red glimmers and a nice light-tan head. There's a vinous character to the bouquet, with tart, acidic aromas of sour cherry and red wine vinegar that are partnered with notes of oak and raw cocoa powder. Medium carbonation and moderate acidity keep the palate lifted and juicy, while subtle funk and earthy oak notes add character to the cherry and caramel-malt flavors. The finish is tart and dry, with an attractive note of chocolate-covered Cherry and sweet oak.
Flanders Red 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).