Tag Archives: summer ale

BAXTER SUMMER SWELTER

On tap at Ambulance, modest sessionable pale ale brings soft yellow fruiting to raw-honeyed souring and mild floral herbage. Tart lemon-juiced kaffir lime peel freshness receives light lemongrass lilt and distant coconut wisp. Dry citrus-laden summertime fodder will please lighter, less discriminating thirsts.   
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GREENPORT HARBOR SUMMER ALE

Workable soft-toned ‘golden ale infused with Orange Blossom honeyed’ cereal grains picks up musty earthen fungi and herbal black peppering above barren grassy-hopped dried fruiting. Mildewed apricot, lemon rot and moldy peach undertones get soured by raw honeyed sinew. Overall, lacking sunny citric spicing of more stylish hot weather moderation’s.

PEAK ORGANIC SUMMER SESSION ALE

On tap at Track 84, dry pale wheat ale gets hybridized with West Coast pale ale styling for moderate summertime refresher. Musty raw-honeyed graining and resinous Amarillo hop bittering saddle lemony grapefruit-peeled orange rind, pineapple and peach illusions. Leathery hay-barnyard-alfalfa acridity and herbal peppercorn-lemongrass snip add depth to approachable fare. In bottle, happily predictable fare gains perky lemon zest spritz and mild white peppering above rye-breaded nicety.

Summer Session Ale | Growler Station

NARRAGANSETT SUMMER ALE

Summery blue-canned moderate body ain’t bad for macrobrewed fluff. Billowy white-headed, pale-yellowed session beer with understated hop-spiced tingle and slim crystal malting plies grassy straw-wheat-hay earthiness to herb-tinged lemon peel zest and faintest pineapple-grapefruit tang. Watery texture lowers appeal.

SARANAC SUMMER ALE

Brisk medium-bodied summer refresher (circa 2011) maintains syrupy peach-lacquered apricot tang above fizzy hop pep to honeyed wheat spine. Sweet lemonade whim caresses sunny Belgian witbier-like citron twist at midst. Herbal-spiced coriander, ginger, lemongrass, menthol, spearmint, and eucalyptus illusions make small cameos. A strapping seasonal bettering most delicate summertime lightweights.

ROGUE SOMER ORANGE HONEY ALE

Understated straw-hazed pearly-headed summer ale (known previously as tap-only Eugene City Tracktown Honey Orange) brings subtle candi-sugared herb-spiced fruiting to paper-thin oats spine. Mild wildflower-honeyed orange peel, lemon meringue, coriander, chamomile, and menthol adjuncts brighten salty peppered grassy hop fizz. Ancillary watermelon-soured tartness and tranquil lime spritz complete sunny light-bodied mood.