As luxuriously colorful as a Rainbow party cake, well-designed confectionery liquid pastry fills its center with flour-sugared vanilla buttercream as spiced rum persistence contrasts bitterly zestful citrus zing. But it’s sweet side wins out as dazzling white chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla cake, lemon cake, Banana’s Foster and flaked coconut illusions detail this experimentally hybridized ‘Area Two Series’ cream ale.
Straightforward dry-hopped cream ale lets Indian corned maize astringency gather pasty porridge-oated pilsner malts and mild honeysuckle herbage as slightly sour lemon fizz adds bubbly effervescence to moderate-bodied fare.
On tap at Hoover’s Tavern, raw-honeyed dry maize sinew contrasts corn-flaked vanilla sugaring of pale malted cream ale (with a snazzy dessert-like Creamsicle twist). Doughy Danish pastry finish absorbs mild tea latte snip. Fairly unconventional stylistically.
Lactic-aided cream ale brings milk-sugared vanilla richness to lively lemon-limed orange zesting as yellow grapefruit rind bittering lingers. Yogurt-like souring levels off quickly as lemony vanilla assurance rises.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, ultra-pale cream ale relegates straw wheat pilsner malting, maize-dried astringency and herbal wisp for modest bruised lemon spritz in ‘simple’ light-bodied setting.
On tap at Andy’s Corner Bar, clear amber yellowed pale ale base underscores mild powder-sugared Irish Coffee cream liqueur sweetness contrasting spritzy lemon hop astringency. Pastry dough sweetness dots whipped cream Irish Coffee spell as tertiary Graham Cracker, marshmallow and nutmeg illusions flutter.
Ambitious Mexican-style horchata-inspired cream ale brings stylishly sweet cinnamon-vanilla warmth to milk-sugared rice flouring above honeyed Graham Cracker base. Confectionary powdered sugaring drapes vanilla-creamed cinnamon frontage as recessive coconut, almond and mandarin orange illusions sway. Sensational sugary dessert treat.
Subtle whimsicalities gather for wispily moderate oak-aged cream ale. Sweet Scotch whiskey tones softly linger thru delicate vanilla, almond and toffee sweetness. But slightly coarse nutty hop astringency creates arid void at phenol bourbon-tinged coffee finish.
On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, soft-toned, nitrogenated, beige yellow-hazed cream ale hybrid lets salted strawberry souring gain grassy-hopped lemon spritz and mild rhubarb pie tartness above acidulated pale malt base.
Well developed, stylistically advanced and creatively designed Christmastime cream ale harnesses chai tea spicing to honeyed vanilla glaze and wintry coniferous hop bite. Brown-sugared gingerbread sweetness engulfs sharply chai-spiced nutmeg, allspice and fennel vibrancy while spritzy citrus crisping settles way below.
Mild nitrogenated blackcurrant adjunct brings subtle souring to pink-headed magenta-bodied cream ale. Tart gooseberry, passionfruit and boysenberry illusions delicately affect blackcurrant tannins above earthen maize-dried lager yeast base.
On tap at Ambulance, crisply clean pilsner-malted cream ale places toasted white breading alongside dry herbal-grassed Noble hop astringency, rustic maize subtlety and zesty lemon twist. Just a tad bitterer than usual cream ale fare – and a tad better.