On tap at Poor Henry’s, subtle pepper-spiced blueberry honey tartness receives lemony herbal suppleness, candied orange respite and leafy hop astringency. Crisply clean water flow softens residual bitterness.
On tap at Bronx Alehouse, mildly dry farmhouse-styled grisette aged on French oak-barreled Sauvignon Blanc lets floral-herbed tart fruiting linger subtly above smooth mineral-grained white wheat malting (reminiscent of a light pilsner). Kaffir limed white wine souring gains delicate ‘Asian pear, gooseberry and lychee’ illusions at the phenol-spiced midst. Serve to saison, gose and Berliner Weiss fanatics.
On tap at Ambulance, dry-hopped light body brewed with floral-citric Earl Grey tea maintains subtle herbal lemon influence, wispy mandarin orange tease and botanical peppercorn whim above hay-dried straw acridity.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, voluptuous renegade saison buttresses stylish Hallertau Blanc-hopped Sauvignon grape, gooseberry and lemongrass tartness with tenacious clove sugaring and equally sweet cherry-wined cinnamon and nutmeg spicing. Pale wheat-malted barnyard leathering and light citrus spritz hold up the dry end alongside latent herbal nuances. The blend’s original, insistent and decisive.
Effervescent yellow-cleared bantam relies on active saison yeast to awaken its wafting floral-perfumed rose petal sweetness, crabapple-like rose hips tartness and lime-dried lemon hop souring. Mild barnyard acridity and slight cellar musk found beneath the surface. Lovely red rose luster also benefits from citric-spiced lemondrop, mandarin orange and tangelo illusions.
On tap at Ambulance, eccentric French farmhouse ale with foraged chanterelle mushrooms and toasted maple bark fermented with mixed yeast cultures and aged in red wine barrels ‘yields apricot flavor’ over earthen truffle mustiness and dank cellar musk. Honeyed herbal spicing and vermouth-like alcohol whir sweeten the back end.
On tap at Ambulance, oak-fermented saison lets white-wined phenols, lemon rot musk, orange rind bittering and grapefruit zest receive earthen barnyard rusticity above dry rye malts. Recessive green apple tartness gains raspy pepper spicing beneath the lightly acidic citrus surface.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, mild farmhouse funk and botanical juniper-tipped bittering regale yellow fruited herbal spicing of brisk saison. Lemony grapefruit tartness picks up stylishly Nordic rose hip, honeyed heather and rhubarb nuances.
On tap at Ambulance, mildly tantalizing oak-aged saison utilizes bone-dry pear juice tartness to hybridize dry earthen farmhouse styling. Lemony cider-soured pear juicing sweetened just a tad by caramel-candied malts while mild lemongrass herbage and acrid barnyard hay stay below the surface.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, discrete ‘fusion’ between contemporary gose and saison weds the mildly citric-salted acidity of the former with the dry herbal barnyard acridity of the latter. Lemon-dropped yellow grapefruit souring, tart orange juicing, white grape tannins and floral daubs align above biscuit-y pilsner malting for crisply clean farmhouse ale.
On tap at Taphouse 15, mild sake rice adjunct brings light white wine pleasantry to brisk grapefruit peel zestiness of crisp low alcohol fave. Gentle dry-hopped bittering gains peppery herbal tinge, hibiscus nip and currant wisp.