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.
Well-done farmhouse ale with wild strawberry adjunct receiving sour lemon restraint, phenol hop astringency and oats-dried barnyard dryness to contrast lightly creamed strawberry vanilla caking. Loud carbolic spritz nearly hides sweet ‘n sour strawberry theme as tertiary rhubarb, pomegranate and white pear illusions get subsumed by peppery green tea respite.
On tap at Beef Trust, briskly clean lemon peel tang stays lightly embittered alongside refreshing basil adjunct. Soft salt-watered spritz sparkles as lemon-peeled herbage brightens and ancillary lemongrass, curacao orange and clementine illusions provide perfect backup.
On tap at Growler & Gill, refreshingly clean lemon-seeded grapefruit rind souring gains lightly salted lactic acidity as well as casual lemongrass herbage above delicated cracked wheat spine.
Musky dry-hopped farmhouse ale retains herbal lemon souring and damp barnyard funk to its salty bottom. Wispy mandarin orange and white grape tartness as well as mild lemongrass-peppercorn conflux settle behind Mandarina-Mosaic-hopped lemon rot essence.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Hoboken, hardy New Jersey-honeyed saison yeast emphasizes herbal rusticity as sweet-spiced pineapple, grapefruit and orange tanginess rides above candi-sugared crystal malting.