Tart passionfruit and lime adjuncts bring dryly sour tropical fruiting to the fore as vinous white-wined green grape tannins and juicy lemon spritz gain mild acidity. Limey passionfruit continuance picks up herbal lemongrass snips to wispy white wheat base.
On tap at Beef Trust, blustery red-wined twist on brewers’ berry-heavy Belgian fruit ale, Fort, loads pureed raspberry, boysenberry, elderberry and blackberry atop rum-spiced brandy warmth, picking up vinous cherry tartness alongside boozy alcohol astringency at the bold whisky-dried cherry coughdrop finish. Candied orange, red grape and clementine illusions dot the back end.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, light vanilla creaming battles back lactic yogurt souring and tannic grape tartness. In the midst, rum-buttered banana daiquiri sweetness fades quick as dry plantain acridity sets in alongside tertiary boysenberry-gooseberry pucker. A bit waxy.
On tap at Hoover’s, candied raspberry-blueberry-blackberry tartness gains lemon meringue twist and wispy vanilla-creamed sweetness trying to dupe the essence of a Christmastime French pastry. Staying soft on the tongue, its thinnish finish needs more penetrative berry rasp.
Utilizing dried watermelon and honeydew rind to reduce its mild cantaloupe sweetness, above-average moderation will please some fruit ale fans. Lemony carbolic spritz blitzes candied melon tartness at the musty midst, leaving dewy cantaloupe ripeness alongside salted watermelon remnants right above the moldy wheat base.
On tap at Beef Trust, sharp IPA fruiting rides above salty peanut-floured boysenberry adjunct, leaving minor lactose acidity in its wake. Recalling a PB&J sandwich when the nutty resonance upstages the raspy boysenberry tartness as well as pureed blackberry-cherry subsidiary, this slightly askew eccentricity may intrigue the esoteric lunchtime crowd with its unique blend.
Pureed raspberry, cranberry and cherry tartness consumes mildly creamed fruited wheat ale. Soda-like fizz perks up berry-cherry frontage as well as subsidiary cucumber-watered watermelon, pomegranate and strawberry rhubarb tease.
Barren cranberry, cherry and strawberry souring fails alongside sparkling rosé wining as lactic acidulated malts add minor salinity. Aridly washed-out fruiting needs better penetration.
On tap at Fishheads – Nags Head, blanched SweeTarts candy likeness gains sour gose-like salinity to contrast lemon shandy-like soda pop sweetness of underwhelming collaboration with Mexico’s Cerveceria Primus. Limey strawberry-watermelon Jolly Rancher illusions stay distant alongside wispy hibiscus and agave adjuncts. Murkily chalked fruiting remains nebulous.
On tap at Ambulance, extremely tart magenta-ambered moderation brings subtle cherry souring to the surface. Tertiary rosé, raspberry and cranberry illusions reinforce cherry rhubarb pie finish.
On tap at Meddlesome Moth, easygoing summer ale retains tartly blanched cherry pucker as well as sharp blueberry and raspberry rasp. Lemony grapefruit souring and vinous green grape wisp reinforce berry tartness. Residual barley malt sweetness contrasts raw wheat musk and astringent hops beneath.
Tart tangerine peel essence gains sweet ‘n sour candy glaze to contrast mild citric hop astringency. Juicy tangerine adjunct permeates wavered navel orange, clementine and grapefruit tang. Good sessionable summertime fare.