On tap at Hoover’s Tavern, wintry Christmas fruitcake spicing guards expressive saison. Wildflower-honeyed rose hips, chamomile and black currant adjuncts, draped by dark Belgian candi syrup, gain dried fig-cherry-pineapple fruiting and lemony banana glaze to contrast marginal phenolic black-peppered cellar musk.
On tap at Taphouse Grille – Wayne, cleanly dry clear golden saison takes raw-honeyed fruit spicing to celery-watered fennel herbage and leathery barnyard acridity over dainty pilsner malts in slightly offbeat stylistic manner.
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, complex atypical farmhouse ale loads black-peppered herbal perfuming to lemony saffron minting and earthen floral musk. Basil, sage, catnip, spearmint and sassafras illusions waver for slightly enigmatic off-centered moderation.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, mellow beige-cleared lightweight bends peculiar cologne muskiness into zesty citrus perfuming and salted white-pepper spicing, picking up Laffy Taffy tartness above sweet-riced spelt base. Slightly offbeat curiosity.
On tap at Kitchen And Beer Bar, venturous farmhouse ale loads limey bergamot zest and floral lemon sunshine upon black peppered herbage in soft pilsner malt setting. Coriander-seeded cilantro, mums and oregano notions seep into Huell Melon-hopped gooseberry/guava tandem and Lemondrop-hopped citron juicing as desiccated Saaz-hopped barnyard leathering brings a dry spell.
Underwhelming sour blueberry adjunct gains herbal lemongrass-basil tease, light floral accent and tart pink guava flutter in rustic barnyard setting, lacking proper blueberry thrust and resonating saison styling.
On tap at Ambulance, light-bodied ‘Old World’ Nordic-styled farmhouse ale utilizes tropical Kveic yeast to set up floral-cologned grapefruit zesting, lemony pineapple tartness and mild lemongrass-chrysanthemum-lavender-daisy conflux over delicately dry raw wheat base.
On tap at Center Street Public House, lavishly designed saison lets dry-hopped Cascade and Mandarina Bavaria lupulin oiling furnish orange marmalade, tangerine and lemon zest zing to sweet banana-clove respite and delicate oats-flaked pale malt spine. Wispy melon rind, pear and cantaloupe illusions add to fruitful pleasantry.
On tap at Ambulance, respectable collab with famed Belgian brewery, Dupont, loads sour lemon, bitter orange and tart green grape esters upon spiced-up pastry malting to contrast acrid barnyard leathering.
On tap at River Of Beer, offbeat hybridized saison carbonated with pear juice offers a complex blend. Spicy lemon-honeyed banana, apricot, pineapple and green apple fruiting veers towards peppery herbage as raw oats-spelt barnyard acridity provides dry bottom. Mild vodka kick aids pear-juiced champagne finish.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, wild saison yeast brings moderate brettanomyces fungi to vinous lemon-soured green grape tartness as spicily white-wined Hallertau hops combine with herbal Saaz hops, leaving oaken cherry tannins upon the ultra-dry barnyard leathering.
Prickly white-peppered hibiscus flowering sweeps into sweet orange-peeled lemon meringue tartness and vodka-tinged banana daiquiri boozing above dry barnyard graining. Citric-spiced hop perfuming reveals herbal sage pungency at the back end.