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.
Sedate yellow-cleared dry body with wheat-crackered corn malts, musty spelt graining and grassy hop astringency gains spritzy lemon rot souring. Will please avid cream ale lovers.
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.