On tap at Seven Lakes Station, pinkish amber yeast-cultured sour ale brings tart raspberry-seeded pucker to moderate lemon-limed green grape acidity. At the finish, candied raspberry sourness gains strawberry rhubarb pie illusion above modest dry oaken bittering.
Less enthusiastic L’il canned version gets a tad washed out as easygoing lemon-soured raspberry puree adjunct gains mild acidity above clean-watered minerality. Musty cherry wisp falters and light white wheat spine falters.
Tart raspberry permanence and candi-sugared Belgian yeast sweeten funky herbal spicing in a surprisingly calm 10% ABV setting. Creamy vanilla-banana midst contrasts salty soda-spritzed lemon bruise placed against sweet ‘n sour raspberry rasp.
Soft-toned pinkish amber fruit ale sits flat on the tongue as tart raspberry puree piquancy gains dusty floral sweetness over barley-malted white wheat base. Raspy raspberry onrush gains watermelon, pink lemonade, pink grapefruit and orange illusions, but tepid washed-out finish needs spritzy kick.
Timid fruit ale plies light raspberry tang and subdued raspberry leaf earthiness to delicate honeyed oats spine. Mild lemon-peeled Perle hop bittering and dry apple-skinned lime parch gain wispy astringency. Alongside Otterbein’s lemon sugar cookie, bitter lemon bite sweetens to dessert-like lemon meringue tartness.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Hoboken, candied raspberry entry picks up mild lemon rasp and wispy floral nuance above light white wheat backbone for soft-toned, off-dry hefeweizen hybrid. A bit soapy by the dissipated raspberry finish.
On tap at Doherty’s, laid-back raspberry-seeded tartness picks up perfume-wafted lemon juicing over light pale malting. Raspy sweet ‘n sour raspberry influence stays mid-range. But as a Belgian-styled blonde ale, it’s a bit generic and unspecific. Serve to soft-toned fruited pale ale heads.
Quaint pinkish amber wheat ale “brewed with raspberries and lemongrass” receives subtle pale-malted wheat penetration. Tart raspberry pungency picks up wispy red grape, cranberry and gooseberry illusions while light lemongrass herbage stays far beneath the fading fruited surface. Seltzer-watered phenol hop fizz depletes spicy raspberry finish. On tap at Poor Henry’s, fluffy foamed head aerates soft lime-soured raspberry rasp and light woodruff syruping over delicate white wheat bed.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, tart hefeweizen seems closer to mild Belgian framboise with its dry-hopped sour raspberry pucker, parched farmhouse yeast rusticity, lightly salted acidity and faded pinkish amber hue. Sweet ‘n sour raspberry tartness leads the way, inviting tertiary red apple, red cherry, cranberry and strawberry illusions to the fruity mix.
Docile rye-spiced caramel malting provides soft-toned easement for sweet ‘n sour raspberry rasp infiltrating unspecific Belgian pale ale. Light candied Belgian yeast influence gets lost amongst fading raspberry tartness and overt carbolic spritz by mildly tangy fruited finish.
On tap at Craft House, pronounced raspberry tartness spreads above sweet honeyed wheat spine. Carbolic seltzer fizz and mild citric hop pep become phenol, decreasing its up-front sweet ‘n sour raspberry pleasantry just a tad.
On tap at Ambulance, soft-toned moderation provides tart raspberry souring and acidic lemony orange pucker for wispy white wheat spine. Spritzy seltzer-watered flow keeps the raspberry influence in check for crisply clean fruited sedation.