Better on tap where its phenolic astringency’s kept to minimum. Otherwise, sweet caramel-toasted oats and sourdough malts nearly drain murky red apple, peach and tangerine illusions and latent almond sweetness.
Efficiently blending red ale-like amber grain toasting with citric IPA-styled pining, smooth medium body never fails to delight. Resinous pine sap lingers atop sweet orange peel, zesty grapefruit, grilled pineapple and juicy mango fruiting. Light baguette bottom underscores tropical resilience.
On tap at Brass Tap, mainstream moderate body brings blanched amber grain malt toasting to murkily spiced red-orange fruiting and coarse hop pining. Dewy peat earthiness and tea-like musk recede below.
On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, well-balanced deep amber medium body brings moderately bitter grapefruit-peeled orange rind spritz to dry herbal-tinged wood tones and biscuity Carafa-malted rye base, picking up barren nuttiness at teasingly tangy tropical finish.
On tap at Ambulance, cherry blossom wood-soaked sake yeast gains rice-milked honey mead-like sweetness above tame pilsner malting. Lemon-soured oaken cherry tartness and mild cider pucker pick up salty ginger spritz at the finish.
On tap at Bonnie & Clyde Pub, middling Irish Red Ale regales tea-like earthiness, tobacco-roasted peat mossing and slight fungi mustiness with musky apple-pear illusions.
“Aggressively hopped” amber ale proves assertive as 8.5% ABV soaks dry orange, grapefruit and apple fruiting as well as sweet peach, pineapple and mango tang above creamy caramel malts. Resinous piney hop oiling and whiskeyed rye malts provide added depth and dimension for Medieval Times-inspired medium-full body.
Off-tasting sour citric cider coarseness and light white grape vinegaring mismatched with raw-honeyed rye mold and mustily dank soiling, indirectly recalling English-styled mild ale (or ESB). At the midst, leafy-hopped green grape, brown pear, rotted orange, unripe apricot and desiccated fig undertones add to the confusion.