Crisp ‘East Coast’ lager with hoppy IPA-like citrus luster brings dry lemon-wedged grapefruit tang to floral-bound grassy hops above doughy bread base.
Easygoing yellow-cleared cumulus-headed dry lager brings mild lemony grapefruit-orange tang to dry wood-toned grassy hop astringency over delicate pale malting of IPA-inspired Celtics fodder. Floral citric spicing tingles dry finish.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, musky lager fermented in Italian oak foeders loads dank herbal graining upon pungent lemon rot and desiccated orange tartness. White-wined Hallertau Blanc hops, tropical Nelson Sauvin hops and aromatic floral-spiced Crystal hops blend well.
Vapid beechwood-smoked Band-aid-wafted soaping and fizzy lemon tartness retreat hastily. In need of better wood-burnt hop graining. Like all Taps brews, it lacks firm body and rich construct.
Despite limpid musty malt aroma and washed out lime finish, decent medium-bodied lager caresses mineral water discretion with earthy barley-wheat chaff, casual dry hop bitterness, and sourdough sinew for unassumingly strong rigidity.
Dank doughy sweetness and lemony diacetyl vagary limit clear straw dry-bodied lightweight. Astringent corn malts and parched grass-hay hint don’t help matters.
Typical rice-aided Japanese beer goes down smooth and easy. Thin lead ingredients appear to be rice and barley. But Japan’s “Super Dry’ #1 beer is so clean it barely leaves a delicate sourdough-malted cereal graining. In one-quart can, tinny water presence outlasts grain ebb.
Astringent soft-bodied golden premium gathers crystal malt constraint and corn-dried scruff to gentle metallic hop finish. An unassuming watery pale lager generic amateurs will consume.
Skunked sour malt essence sets the stage for otherwise cloy, indifferent, agave-scented South American pilsner. Salty bottom perks up carbolic hops and juxtaposes corn sugar sweetness by meek finish.