On tap at Sogo, refreshingly crisp Belgian golden ale with mild lemongrass and pink peppercorn adjuncts dabbing bright lemon zested mandarin orange tang as well as sweet banana-clove wisps and wavering Sauvignon blanc-wined white pear snips. Zestful herb-laced citrus finish stays sharp.
On tap at Hoover’s, aggressive Rise Up! dark-roast coffee bittering reinforced by nutty chocolate, espresso and cocoa bean rollick. Maximum coffee thrust picks up mild hop char at the bold mocha finish. Excellent java alternative.
On tap at Dog & Cask, robust breakfast stout allows semi-sweet dark chocolate syruping to affect cocoa-beaned French roast coffee reserve, dissipating smoked cinnamon spicing and wood-charred hop bittering. Mild espresso, smoked molasses and carob undertones complete the score.
On tap at Plank Pizza, fine “American lawnmower ale” retains stylishly dry moderate-bodied profile. Maize-flaked barley malts provide doughy white bread and popcorn sedation for floral-daubed grassy (Saaz) hop astringency and tingly lemon respite.
On tap at Taphouse 15, sessionable helles lager retains musky wet grained dankness and light lemony orange-grapefruit tartness above honeyed biscuit base in straightforward manner. On tap at Biggie’s, delicate lemony sparkle gained perfumed mandarin orange spicing and latent herb-nuanced Noble hop astringency.
On tap at Sogo, sturdy dry-hopped medium body contrasts perfumed orange sweetness and sugar-spiced pale malts with sour lemony grapefruit rind spunk, resinous pine oiling and dank herbal nips.
On tap at Dog & Cask, ‘passive’ kolsch brings tame lemony grapefruit tang to peaty earthiness and white-breaded malts for mildly effervescent mouthfeel.
On tap at Amazing Grapes, richly creamed pumpkin-pureed dunkelweizen retains chewy molasses-syruped pumpkin pie richness as gingerbread-sugared cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice sweetness battles back dunkel-styled banana, vanilla, clove and toffee illusions above Graham Cracker-like wheat spine. In deep recess, orange-candied cherry, grape and fig nuances flutter. A ghoulishly full-bodied Halloween dessert treat.
Delightful doppelbock drapes creamy chocolate malting above moderated orange blossom honey adjunct and bittersweet dried fruiting. Chewy brown-sugared prune, raisin and fig illusions pick up mild banana breading as well as tertiary rum-spiced sherry, burgundy and almond wining by the delicate chocolate fruitcake finish.
Peerless pumpkin-flavored dunkelweizen brings luxurious brown-sugared pumpkin pie spicing to ripened dried fruiting, chewy caramel malting and pie-crusted honey wheat base. Sweet gingerbread midst sweetened by allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon and clove seasoning while banana-breaded green raisin, fig and date nuances deepen its overall flavor profile.
On tap at Ambulance, well-defined German pilsner offers raw-grained oats, maize and wheat desiccation to assertive grassy hop astringency and soured herbal lemon spritz above saltine cracker-like malts. But skunked yeast musk and barnyard hay-straw acridity may be off-putting to those unfamiliar with dry Bohemian-styled pils.