Soft-toned Helles-styled lager brings maize-dried herbal snatch and wheat-floured French breading to politely astringent Hallertau-hopped pilsner malting with flattish restraint.
Sessionable helles lager flings hay-like husked maize astringency, dry spelt-grained flouring and corn-sugared pale malting at grassy Noble-hopped lemon peel spritz for muskily rustic malt liquor-like persistence.
On tap at Hop Daddy’s, easygoing pilsner-malted/ Saaz-Hallertau-hopped Bavarian-styled golden lager stays delicately dry. Yeasty sourdough breading gains skunky grain-hopped musk (and slight cabbage patch) and mild lemon-seeded grassy hop bittering above biscuity pale malt base.
On tap at Ambulance, dry helles lager pits dewy pilsner malts against grassy-hopped herbal musk and distant lemon rot.
On tap at Ambulance, well-designed green tea-infused lager with zesty lemon verbena tartness gains lightly spiced lavender, fern, sage and clove influence. An offbeat herbal lemon tea alternative.
On tap at Grey Fox Grille, pasty off-dry helles lager utilizes herbal Perle hops and corn-buttered Vienna malts to bolster murkily raw-honeyed orange and fig notions, but fails as its vegetal bottom drags down the musty fruit-dried finish.
Easygoing summertime helles bock combines zesty lemon, juicy orange, tart pineapple, salted guava and spiced peach tropicalia over dry pale malt breading, retaining proper Euro hop astringency (and peppery herbal wisp).
On tap at Growler & Gill, ‘easy riding’ aluminum-cleared helles lager brings tart lemon-dropped green grape esters and mild orange oiling to grassy herbal hop restraint above musky wet-grained sourdough breading.
On tap at Growler & Gill, spritzy summer lager brings floral-perfumed lemon zest to the fore above light wood musk. Grapefruit-orange rind bittering stays subtle for crisply clean moderation.
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.
On tap at Ambulance, abstruse foudre-fermented helles lager combines reserved vanilla-sugared marshmallow sweetness with mild tropical fruiting above subtly smoked pale malt dryness. Foudre casking adds ever-so-slight toasted wood parch.
On tap at Ambulance, decent dry-hopped pale-yellowed moderation needs more pronounced helles bock features. Tropical Saphir hops bring zesty lemon, tangerine and orange tang to the fore, but timid sugared pale malting diminishes. Sweet floral-perfumed citrus spicing eventually contrasted by lightly embittered clover honey astringency.