On tap at Ambulance, impressively approachable rainbow sherbet-flavored sour ale retains eye-squinting pink lemonade, grapefruit and orange tartness for lactic-soured salinity as vanilla-sugared orange creamsickle sweetness contrasts its sour lemon-limed sherbet finish.
On tap at Growler & Gill, summery gose-styled sour ale brings salty coriander licks to wispy mango-pureed peach tartness as limey lactic acidity overrides milk sugared sweetness. Underlying passionfruit, guava and papaya tropicalia too distant for declining mango influence.
On tap at Ambulance, sour wine-barreled grand cru pits tart lemon zesting against vinous green grape subtlety and sharp cider bite. Easygoing fare with lightly acidic nature.
Psychedelia-bent sour ale brings ‘acid blend’ of lemon-dropped strawberry puree tartness and mild salted rhubarb chutney piquancy to contrasted creamy vanilla sweetness, leaving cranberry, oaken cherry and gooseberry illusions at the leathery back end. Fluffy whip-creamed strawberry sweetness counters moderate citric acidity at demure sour-fruited finish.
Enthusiastic tart-candied Sour Patch Kids knockoff offers lightly acidic lemon-limed bittering to raspberry puree adjunct, ancillary blueberry-blackberry rasp, distant pink grapefruit juicing and mildly lacquered plasticity. Fizzy soda pop crackle adds snap to convincing raspberry-pureed, pink-cleared sour ale.
On tap at Ambulance, red wine-barreled farmhouse ale utilizes dry Pinot Nero black grape tartness to enhance sweet cider licks, sour lemon pucker and herbal barnyard leathering. Mild acidity dots the burgundy-spiced finish.
On tap at Ambulance, sour brettanomyces yeast enhances tart lemon zesting and earthen black tea adjunct above pale malted raw oats. A bit underwhelming, but quite welcoming for those just discovering sour ale virtues.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, aggressive oak-aged sour ale matches vinous white grape musk and tart lemony limestone pucker to musty barnyard leathering for acidic brettanomyces yeast-induced rusticity.
On tap at Ambulance, lactic milk sugaring sweetens tart raspberry-strawberry adjuncts above salty limestone-soured green grape tannins and puckered lemon twist, leaving modest citric acidity in the back end. A superior lollipop-candied sour ale approachable enough for magnanimous crossover appeal to lighter thirsts usually less interested in ‘sours.’
On tap at Ambulance, blended mixed culture sour ale (with sedate 12% ABV) coalesces tart oaken cherry Flemish red ale to date-dried Flemish brown ale with great success. Lightly acidic green grape tannins and piquant raspberry wisps seep into dried fruited pleasantry.
On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, ‘synergistic blend’ of rosewood-embittered French oak barrel aging and lactic microflora-enhanced brettanomyces yeast combine for vinous green grape tannins, sharply soured lemon lime pucker and balmy Seville orange-oiled Earl Grey tea tartness to flourish.
On tap at Ambulance, second edition (2016 vintage) oak-aged sour blonde ale spreads white wine tannins and desiccated apricot-skinned tartness way beyond expectant orange-spiced witbier styling. In the midst, sun-ripened Muscat Blanc grape vinegaring sharpens lemony Granny Smith apple pucker to its hay-dried grain spine.