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.
On tap at Brass Tap, creamy milk-sugared coffee tones and sweet vanilla adjunct pace approachable breakfast-styled blonde ale. Bittersweet vanilla-coffee cadre then consumes mild Graham Cracker-like wheat malts as well as crème brulee, almond and pecan snips.
On tap at Growler & Gill, lemony Seltzer-fizzed bantam retains corn-dried cream ale profile as pale malts sugaring and subdued grassy hops merge for simple, sessionable softie.
On tap at Valhalla, “pleasantly askew” Christmas-spiced moderation brings lemony green tea aspect to tingly nutmeg-cinnamon piquancy. Sugary vanilla-creamed corn malts provide sweet backdrop.
On tap at Plank Pizza, fine “American lawnmower ale” retains stylishly dry moderate-bodied profile. Maize-flaked barley malts provide doughy white bread and popcorn sedation for floral-daubed grassy (Saaz) hop astringency and tingly lemon respite.
Soft-toned lemon snicker contrasts corn-dried pale malts and oats-flaked rye graining. Musky German alt yeast adds dewy earthiness and musty veggie nuance. Fair.
On tap at Ambulance, dry golden-paled moderation places mild corn-dried grain malts next to brisk grassy hop spicing and latent herbal gourd tinge. Easygoing sessionable fodder.
On tap at Biggie’s, so-called ‘sublime summertime’ treat only tastes like a vanilla-creamed orange creamsickle for a terse moment. Then, its frisky carbolic spritz aerates any orange-peeled Madagascar vanilla bean influence as its mild citric hop astringency increases. Tertiary cream-corned lemon custard snip and small cracked wheat backbone flutter.
On tap at Rhodes North Tavern, refreshingly crisp cucumber adjunct briskly affects lemony grapefruit-orange tang, lacquered pine tones and herbal respite. A divergent clean-watered IPA with no negative off-putting qualities.