On tap at Seven Lakes Station, tartly bittersweet sour-candied raspberry rasp fades above frail white wheat base. Dulled-out raspberry tartness gets soapy and murkily lemon-cranberried souring falters beneath.
On tap at The Oath, “easy drinking” dry stout layers bittersweet dark chocolate roast above mild charred hop sedation. Wispy anise, blackcurrant and soy illusions drape lightly smoked mocha finish.
On tap at The Oath, curious bourbon-aged brown ale brings lightly creamed chocolate-soured vanilla esters to Hillrock Estate bourbon sweetness. Ancillary black cherry, fig and date notions swirl below stylishly mellow and strangely soy-soured (8.5% ABV) strong dark ale.
On tap at The Oath (and ironically coming off a March Noreaster storm), resolute East Coast India Pale Ale places crisply bright yellow grapefruit, orange rind, pineapple, peach and mango juiciness atop gentle caramel malting. Wood-toned Simcoe hops lightly embitter floral fruit-spiced Citra-Mosaic hops.
Fine auburn-browned “Abbey”-styled medium body in a can. Belgian candi-sugared yeast sweetness reinforced by mildly creamed chocolate malting as well as burgundy-dried raisin and banana fruiting. Wispy chestnut, butternut and pecan undertones add subtle warmth to rounded Belgian-styled New Yorker.
On tap at Grand Cru – Rhinebeck, briskly dry-hopped medium body brings luxurious yellow grapefruit-peeled orange rind tang to resinous piney hop bittering and sharp citric-spiced crystal malt sugaring.
On tap at Craft House, sharp citrus hop bittering outdoes advertised rye-spiced malting as floral-perfumed sweetness contrasts piney bark-dried astringency, mild plastique groat and yellow grapefruit tang.
Apprehensive ‘classic bohemian pils’ in a can stays mild as soured lemon spicing recedes above tentative grassy hop astringency and buttery biscuit malts. Slight diacetyl acidity lowers its appeal. On tap at Pennings Farm, easygoing moderate body combines lightly toasted mineral graining, mild earthen hop pungency, grassy citric herbage and raw-honeyed pale malting.