OK yellow-blanched pale lager reminiscent, at times, of a cream ale, due to lager-ale yeast combo providing buttery corn-starched cracker dryness to mild grassy hop astringency. Lightly juiced lemony orange tang picks up floral-perfumed alacrity below the grainy surface.
Dousing autumnal pumpkin pie sweetness with hefe-like banana and clove sugaring gives moderate-medium body its candied glaze. Earthen gourd, toasted pumpkin and squash contrast pumpkin-pied allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon seasoning as hefe flavoring dissipates.
“Exotic and juicy” mandarin orange-like yuzu fruiting wispily affects soft-tongued frothily creamed easygoing smoothie. Ginger-honeyed lime, kiwi, guava and papaya undertones confirm lightly floral-herbed yuzu juicing.
Sweet orange blossom honey adjunct brings nifty floral sentiment to oats-dried wheat malts and citric Mandarina hop spot of mild helles lager. Fizzy carbolic spritz adds lemony tangerine tingle.
Juiced-up Rebel IPA never gets too bitterly hoppy to scare off moderate bodies. Instead, politely rationed tropical fruiting and light sugar spicing easily contrast the wispy piney hop bitterness (gaining slight astringency at the yellow-fruited finish). Tangy mango adjunct gets evenly spread alongside yellow grapefruit, peach, pineapple, tangerine and navel orange illusions atop its creamy crystal malt spine.
Mellow canned stout with frothily velvet eclair head and jet black body plies bittersweet dark-roasted Sumatran and Indian Monsoon Malabar coffee to black-peppered dark chocolate malting and mild vanilla-espresso-cocoa conflux. Mild clean water flow allows delicate mocha theme to softly prosper as latent ashen nuttiness surges. On tap at Beef Trust, polite coffee creaming gains black chocolate, milked espresso and charred nut illusions.
Basically a wintry West Coast-styled IPA with a pale wheat ale bent. Moderated pineapple, grapefruit and orange fruiting picks up zesty lemon spritz enhanced by piney remnant above grainy wheat breading.
Satisfactory 2016 version soaks orange-oiled lemon souring and sweet-spiced red cherry undertones into crisp leafy hop setting and minor gourd earthiness.
‘Hazy, crisp and bright’ gold-hued Xmas ale lacks full-blown seasonal resolve, becoming slightly arid by the citric-spiced finish. Refreshing orange-peeled lemon zest sparks ginger-minted cinnamon and nutmeg spicing as well as dainty currant and juniper illusions above meager wheat-dried pale malting.
Festive white ale “brewed with spices” circa 2015 brings dry hop linger to sweet orange-peeled cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger seasoning as well as lemony banana tartness, but overt carbolic fizz gets in the way of true fruit-spiced holiday splendor. Perhaps heightened sugarplum, coriander and clove illusions would sweeten the pot and block out some fizz.