On cask at Andy’s Corner Bar, light stylish cellar funk, sedate raw-honeyed orange pith bittering and wispy fennel herbage sit atop wheat cracker bed of soft-toned, creamy-headed, warm-watered German-styled lager. Bottled non-cask version shown below.
Lemony hop spritz dovetails meat-cured beechwood kilning of kellerbier-inspired rauchbier (with floating yeast clumps). Cereal-grained citrus spicing of lagered yeast kellerbier blends fairly well with campfire-doused rauchbier styling. In the midst, brown-sugared smoked ham and bacon sweetness picks up boggy peat mossing.
On tap at George Keeley’s, dry golden-bronzed Bavarian zwickel brings musty orange-dried tartness, mild raw-honeyed acridity and herbal Hallertau hop bittering to dewy earthen-grained rye breading.
Effervescent Bavarian-styled moderation brings soft-toned citric-candied acidity to raw-honeyed lemon rot souring and brisk mineral watered crisping. Gentle grassy hop dryness and mild coriander spicing caress yellow-fruited simplicity.
Spry orange-peach mist and sharp-hopped mineral graining enrich cloudy amber moderate-bodied zwickel (an unfiltered bottom-fermenting German-styled lager). Baked bread-y sourdough finish almost conceals tidy butterscotch sweetness.
Closer to a fruitful (less wood-dried) India Pale Ale, unpasteurized Zwickel-styled lager reaches beyond its meekly balanced German, Czech, and Polish pilsner confluence. Tongue-tingled hop-glistened piney citrus frontage picks up herbal hop-oiled bittering to engage lemony grapefruit-peeled sourness and unobtrusive apricot-apple-pear sweetness. Recessive tobacco, hay, and barnyard acridity inform grassy bottom.