Subtle lemon-rotted dried fig entry gains mild raw-honeyed bittering, light herbal-spiced Noble hop musk and fresh-cut grassiness over sourdough-breaded pale malting.
On tap at Ambulance, well-defined kolsch unites brisk lemon spritz with tart orange juicing and bittersweet grapefruit tang above its white-floured bread crust base.
On tap at Growlers To Go – Duck, hybridized kolsch allows tart peach essence to expand above light pilsner malting. Lemon-soured peach tang gains mildly vinous green grape esters and slight vanilla extract bittering. In the recess, strawberry rhubarb tartness elevates piquant peach regalia.
Blandly pleasant pilsner-malted dry body (dedicated to Dallas Stars hockey legend, Mike Modano) lets sour lemon rot seep into dank Perle/ Tettnang hop musk, raw maize-oats parch and murky floral citrus sweetness without much pizzazz.
On tap at Brass Tap, spritzy chili-peppered mango adjunct lavishes lemon-limed spicing and subtle pale malting. Juicy mango succulence tails off a tad, as does the peppery heat.
Easy quenchin’ Kolsch-styled moderation with light lager mouthfeel lets sea-salted lemon rot souring, hay-grassed barnyard astringency and musky hop oiling desiccate sour-candied grapefruit and yellow grape tartness in stylish fashion.
On tap at The Oath, rapturous mango juicing lacquers sour lemon twang and syrupy peach sweetness. Mildly creamed full-tilt mango adjunct gains floral-perfumed papaya, guava and nectarine tang . Mild herbal hop oiling reinforces honeyed mango stickiness.
Breezy springtime moderation reliant on spiced guava tartness. At clean midst, modest guava influence enjoined by tropical mango, kiwi and papaya whims over bready lager malts and dry earthen murk.
On tap at Ambulance, “bright,” crisp, enduring kolsch brings brisk white grape-juiced lemon zest to the fore as its lightly salted doughy bottom forms below the soft-watered mist. Delicate orange marmalade, curacao orange, grapefruit and pineapple illusions caress its lemondrop finish. The perfect kolsch has arrived.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Hoboken, brisk lemony grapefruit tang embittered further by dry wood-toned grassy hop astringency. Wispy sauvignon blanc-like white wining whittles away some citric acidity.
On tap at Ambulance, sessionable limited edition (2017) summer ale plies sour lemon musk to grassy Noble-hopped astringency and white-breaded biscuit malting. Polite lemon souring and funky herbal whim easily outdistance contrasting white peach and mandarin orange piquancy.