Wondrous wintry moderation (in a can) retains pleasant caramelized nuttiness above barley-flaked chocolate piquancy and earthen Glacier hop bittering. Almondine, hazelnut, almond, pecan and chestnut illusions get caressed by citric-candied tartness and mulled cherry wine souring in the backdrop of proudly ‘unspiced’ winter warmer.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, well-done Snickerdoodle cookie re-creation brings cinnamon-sugared vanilla sweetness to black chocolate malting. Light anise, cumin and nutmeg seasoning contrasts hazelnut-smoked wood char underneath. Fine as sweet-toothed medium body dessert.
Mildly creamed smoked molasses entry fades into black-malted dark chocolate roast of soft-watered moderate-to-medium body. Just below the surface, coffee-soured cocoa powdering picks up hop-toasted soy, burnt coconut and cacao nibs cadences.
Soft-toned grapefruit-peeled orange rind bittering picks up dry wood tones for streamlined Galaxy-hopped IPA. Moderate citric hop bittering lingers and watery celery undertones provide refreshingly clean respite.
Woody Simcoe-Amarillo-Centennial hop triage inundates sharp floral-spiced yellow grapefruit bite and sweetly caramelized pale malt alacrity. After a few sips, sweet navel orange juicing gains affluence above grassy base as well.
Topnotch silver-canned brown ale (brewed by Pennsauken’s Double Nickel Brewing for Bolero Snort) brings lusty cherrywood-smoked milk chocolate creaminess to rich coffee-roasted maple syruping. Heavy caramel-burnt mocha influence picks up cedar-charred bacon, honey-glazed ham and beef jerky illusions above oily hop bittering. Addictive stout-like smoothie.
On tap at Plank Pizza, sugary cinnamon apple spicing and mild gingerbread stint gain pastry-like malt sweetness to contrast lingering astringent hop bitterness of well-designed hybridized IPA.
On tap at Plank Pizza, wood-lacquered Simcoe hop bittering seeps into lively lemon-seeded peach, mango, grapefruit and pineapple tang as well as raw-honeyed pale malting. Light floral remnant picks up currant-like pizzazz at fruitful off-dry finish.
On tap at Amazing Grapes and Shepherd & Knucklehead, soft-toned kolsch brings sour saison-like yellow grapefruit, lemon rot and dried orange influence to honeyed wheat breading in fuzzy-tongued manner. Lightly soured citra-hopped kolsch yeast setup gains clean-watered mineral grain dampness over time. Stylish lemon-rotted Valencia orange and yellow grapefruit tartness picks up mild floral herbage and dry lime wisp.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Hoboken, “hoppy American wheat ale” tosses lactose-injected Meyer lemons and vanilla beans into the soft and creamy off-dry mix. Advertised lemon meringue tartness sweetens in the midst, contrasting the oncoming lemon-oiled lupulin bitterness hovering just above its light bready bottom. Sweet ‘n sour citric dessert treat.
On tap at Amazing Grapes, tart pink-hued Berliner Weisse retains limey red cherry and raspberry pucker alongside heightened pink grapefruit-sweetened orange and tangerine juiciness, recalling citric-candied lollipop. A slick salt-licked summertime sucker shandy and radler fans need to embrace post-haste.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, ‘Orange Vanilla Bullsicle’ re-creates summery Creamsicle splendor in similar fashion as Defiant Orange Creamsicle, but its bitterer Citra hop profile brings denser textural intensity. Vanilla-creamed orange zest permeates spritzy lemon prickle and sugared pale malts.