Subtle Grand Marnier barrel aging provides light orange-candied liqueur syruping for buttery oak-toasted barleywine (with incredibly unassuming 13.1% ABV). Delicate white wine esters and cognac brandy sweetening penetrate the pilsner malted bottom.
Summery citrus sheen outlasts understated tart pear adjunct contrasting grassy hop astringency. Citric-doused pear subtlety gains wispy white-wined cider snip above light doughy malts.
Indifferent Helles lager lets dry sourdough-breaded pale malting top laidback orange-peeled grapefruit and tangerine desiccation. In the recess, astringent leafy hop residue contrasts withering honeyed cherry-berry sweetness. Needs firmer stylistic distinction and conviction.
Modest pumpkin roast sweetened slightly by meek cinnamon-nutmeg spicing, brown-sugared acorn squash reminder and teasing yam snip. Desolate earthen bottom underscores relegated pumpkin pie-spiced finish.