On tap at Ambulance, soft-tongued ‘hoppy blonde ale’ brings floral-perfumed citrus pleasantries to musky herbal-tinged grain malting. Lemony grapefruit-juiced Cascade hop briskness and relegated pineapple-mango-peach tang battle astringently ‘grungy’ wet-grained vegetal murk with no clear winner.
Precisely replicating a dried apricot, delectable fruited blonde stays resilient. Sweet, tart and sour apricot plot picks up reluctant fig spicing over honeyed wheat base for summery fermented fruit ale.
Slightly quirky blonde ale hybrid receives dry cocoa-husked chili burn, Swisher cigar-like tobacco sweetness and beechwood-smoked Band-aid astringency to dominate stylish citric-spiced alacrity. Subtle dark chocolate reminders buttress mild black-peppered chili chasm.
Lively blonde moderation brewed with lime and orange zest bursts forth with citric resilience. Limey orange-peeled grapefruit pith bite receives light piney hop bittering and dry pale malting. Brisk, clean, citrus-forward delight outdoes its usually nebulous stylistic competitors.
“Infinitely drinkable” moderation. Easygoing floral-daubed lemon zing gains mild straw-dried buttered corn salting and biscuit-honeyed pilsner malt breading. Too modest even for its light-bodied style.
Blandly laid-back tropical moderation fails to properly integrate tartly embittered pineapple juiciness to citric hop splotch and frail pale malt spine. Phenol lemon-spiced soapiness disrupts powdered pineapple-candied tartness abruptly, leaving its finish in nebulous territory. On tap at 3.14 Pi, juicy pineapple souring gained eye-squinting lemon lime tartness and wispy floral-spiced pilsner malting.
Atlantic sea salt adds briny piquancy to lively lemon spritz of crisply dry gose-like blonde ale. Vinous white grape souring deepens lemon pucker over mineral grain-watered salted cracker base.
Despite “hoppy” tag, peppered lemon licks and mild grapefruit-pineapple tang stay restrained above doughy French-breaded pale malting. Mild Amarillo-Chinook hop astringency and serene floral spicing provide mellow backdrop.
Rustic light body renders peaty buckwheat-riced lager yeast to herbal Perle-hopped musk and celery-watered grain moisture. Wispy Cascade hop influence brings desolate orange snip to raw-honeyed respite. Not far removed from an English-styled mild.
On tap at Mohawk House, unique herbal potion with dried flowers, light pink lemonade influence and fungi-like Belgian yeast funk is truly an acquired taste. Minty citrus zestiness disrupted by floral hibiscus, saffron and rosemary snips.
On tap at Taverna Rossa, easygoing pale body utilizes bittersweet wildflower honey, subtle cinnamon-sugared mesquite beans and mild hop bitterness to engage lagered yeast. Blood orange tartness and oaken vanilla smidge backup.
Summery light-bodied tropicalia needs deeper coconut thrust. Crisp lemon zest awakens mellow toasted coconut influence as mild hop astringency punctuates vanilla-sugared citric surface above frail wheat-corned malting. Teasing lemon meringue, lemon coconut cake and lemon custard illusions flutter.