This well-balanced Flemish ale pours a beautiful dark red-brown color, with garnet flecks when held to the light. The intense bouquet offers a gamut of aromas, from tart cherry, green grape, underripe banana and balsamic vinegar to notes of caramel malt, prune, brown sugar and cocoa powder. The palate offers a similar interplay between the tart citrus and vinegary characteristics and the rich malt and ripe fruit flavors, a fine balancing act that is masterfully executed. Notes of dried tree bark, leather, bitter cocoa and wood spice grace the long, dry finish. Artisanal Imports, Inc.
Flanders-Style Oud Bruin
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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).