Affable autumnal “wheat ale with lemon peel” brings soda-like corn syruping to brown-sugared pumpkin pie spicing. Molasses-sweetened cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and clove adjuncts caress gingered pumpkin pie assertion and a latent lemon twist brings sufficient tartness.
On tap at Ambulance, sharp Citra-Amarillo hop bite brings crisply clean grapefruit and orange rind bittering to the fore above restrained white wheat spine. Ancillary mango, pineapple, tangerine and passionfruit illusions as well as musky floral perfumed aspect reinforce citric delight.
Less interesting bottled version (2017) suffers as desolate “wheat ale” aged on lightly toasted coconut flakes stays watery and thin. Mild coconut pureeing pushed aside by airy carbolic spritz. Distant coconut-sugared lemon wedging and pineapple juicing provide wavering Pina Colada spurt.
Dubious kettle-soured wheat ale blitzes lemon-dropped strawberry adjunct with vinous green grape tartness, spritzy grapefruit zest and coarse citric hop bite. Needs higher strawberry concentration.
Silken white chocolate-bound pale wheat ale gains lightly creamed vanilla fudging and fizzy lemon wisp but gets slightly washed-out. Doughy chocolate-vanilla éclair illusions abound.
On tap at Grumpy Monk, terse mango salvo drops off quickly, letting grassy hop astringency, distant lemony peach snip and soapy dish-watering decrease juicy mango tang.
Stylishly departing witbier endears spritzy lemon zest with dainty floral-cologne spicing, mild ginger-leafed Szechuan peppercorn heat, latent banana-vanilla sweetness and desiccated orange tartness for sessionably wide-ranging moderation. Prickly carbolic luster simmers down for sugary nutmeg-cardamom-clove conflux and tempered rosemary-sage-hibiscus herbage to reach the surface.
On tap at Growler & Gill, syrupy peach lacquering sits lightly above mineral-grained honeyed wheat spine for fruity corn-sugared summertime ’17 limited release.
On tap at Brick House Tavern – Plano, zesty blood orange adjunct sinks into light honey-spiced white wheat spine. Tertiary grapefruit, banana, apple and pear illusions guard honeyed blood orange template and swift peppery hop respite provides contrast.
On tap at Brick House Tavern – Plano, mildly creamed hefeweizen brings beet sugar-like floral fruiting to the fore as serene banana-clove-coriander sweetness lightens over delicate wheat spine. Distant peach, orange and vanilla undertones sway.
Clean-watered moderation with sharp citric acidity and bustling Mandarina hop bitterness penetrating lemony yellow grapefruit tartness over pallid wheat spine.
On tap at Biggie’s, brisk hop-spiced IPA fruiting gains musty honeyed wheat tone and herbal thyme snip above dry biscuity pale malts. Brusque floral-wafted Mosaic hop bittering expands lemony orange and grapefruit tang.