Viscous oak-aged Flanders-styled ‘oud bruin’ (old brown) offers prune-soured cherry pucker and lactic cocoa recession above mild caramel malt fringe. Closer to gauzy copper ale than rich brown ale.
Audible carbolic fizz and sedate doughy mouthfeel converge for whitish yellow-hued moderation. Wispy banana-bubblegum retention, spritzy hop dryness, and frisky pineapple-apricot-lemon-grapefruit tang deadened by intrusive carbonation, lowering coriander-spiced curacao orange influence.
Remarkable lactic porter makes excellent dessert fodder. Vanilla bean bittering absorbs sweet brown chocolate, cappuccino, coconut, creme de cocoa and molasses-toffee scintillation. Peat-smoked roasted hop char stabilizes anise, hazelnut, cookie dough and cherry puree illusions. At maple malt finish, casual bourbon-sherry whim detected. On tap, initial vanilla-mocha intensity receives whimsical dried fruiting, watering down burnt caramel malting a tad.
Softly carbolic pale-toned summer brew proves non-traditional, as dry barley-roasted oats-toasted cereal graining undoes expected summery fruitiness by constricting fructose tolerance. Daintily-spiced yellow-fruited center wavers. Worse, muted sour wheat finish tanks.
Smooth handcrafted lager retains radiant raisin-esque bock charm as maple-sugared almond-macadamia nuttiness inundates sweet chocolate malting. Creamy mocha finish receives orange-soured cognac kick.
Ill-defined coppery pearl-headed English-styled pale ale lacks assertive resolve though roasted barley, buttery malts, and bitter-spiced floral hops compare favorably to Breckenridge’s similarly toasted Summerbright Ale. Watery finish dissolves sharp peach-grapefruit-tangerine array and wheat bread subtlety.
Dry roasted coffee souring, frothy dark chocolate creaminess, and dirty vegetal earthiness complement oats-toasted mineral graining. Sweet mocha-cocoa undercurrent delicately relinquished by deep espresso counter, but heavy carbonation precludes smoked peat nuance. Needs richer burnt coffee finish.
Malted wheat cushions sedate spicing and effervescent fruiting to mellow lemony finish of yellow-hazed Belgian-styled moderation, but strength and distinction lack when compared to better witbiers.
Comedic moniker aside, this honey-hued spruce-scented fizzy-hopped golden ale maintains raisin-soured orange rind bittering and dry wheat indifference above delicate yellow-fruited tartness. But unassuming crystal malt base fades in the stretch.
Prevalent barley roasted frontage allows punchy orange-grapefruit bittering to counter sugar malt sweetness. Floral hops shine through midst as thick alcohol remnant persists to tangy citric finish.
Spiced hops linger above pale-chocolate malting, gaining influence as zesty mandarin orange enticement and mild blueberry bitterness gird soft-toned mountain-watered medium body. Earthy finish picks up tobacco-dried tea nuance. Finds intricate balance between musty malt-stricken toasted lager and crisp dry-hopped wheat ale.
Succulent melon bubblegum initiation deepens overripe banana permanence, cider-y sweetness and pineapple surge of tantalizing sunny-yellowed fructose escapade.