On tap at Taphouse Grille – Wayne, superb nitro version of highly respected summer ale heightens softly creamed éclair mouthfeel and kettle corn-buttered caramelization while lessening tropical fruiting. Mild lemon meringue, mandarin orange, white peach and fig illusions delicately linger behind.
On tap at The Oath, spritzy lemon-limed summertime pale ale stays soft and subtle as gentle hop spicing picks up crisp cucumber watering. Tertiary grapefruit peach and orange illusions barely register.
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.
Adequate blonde ale never fully integrates advertised ginger spicing with herbaceous white-peppered grapefruit bittering and floral hibiscus-lotus-lilac bouquet. Sessionable summertime fodder.
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.
On tap at Three Wise Monks, drab yellow-fruited souring picks up soft herbaceous whim over mild grassy-hopped wheat straw acridity and earthen fungi mold. Zesty lemon spritz and musty lemongrass spell lightly soured by raw-honeyed orange rot.
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.
Similar to brewers’ earthen-grained Blonde Ale (only its herbal hop influence brings richer, dryer temperament). Strangely, for a summer ale, spritzy citric pep is just an afterthought. Instead, rye-breaded pale malts fill the gap a tad.
Midrange summery wheat ale brewed with lemon peel and grains of paradise retains fruity crispness. Coriander-spiced mandarin orange dots white-peppered hop spritz to wheat-honeyed backend.
Mediocre straw-paled summer seasonal brings thin honey wheat moderation to washed-out mandarin orange, lemon zest and tangerine lag, becoming astringent by cloying clover-honeyed coughdrop finish. Nominal white-peppered coriander spicing fades in the stretch, abating citric dollop. Serve to blander tastes only.
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.
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.