On tap at Kimball’s Pub, Shiner finally hits homer with this mocha nut-glazed sweet-toothed confection. Unlike more astringent prodding fodder Texas brewer tirelessly markets, its creamy pecan-candied creme brulee sweetness picks up snazzy hazelnut, pistachio, praline and sarsaparilla illusions covered in brown chocolate syrup and easy on the astringent hop quotient. Robustly rounded mocha nutty dessert delight.
Dry raw-honeyed wheat malting picks up light popcorn buttering and wispy hop astringency for efficient moderation.
Centrist Anglo-American IPA connects West Coast grassy citrus hop bittering and caramelized wheat malting to Brit-styled dank grain pungency and dewy earthiness. Moderated grapefruit-pineapple tang picks up herbal twinge and gluey grouting.
Pleasant, but inessential, Belgian-styled witbier stays nebulous. Coriander-spiced navel orange peel sweetness and sugary pale malting contrast mild lemony peach tartness and white-peppered restraint above grassy hop astringency. By desolate citric-spiced finish, stylish template unravels.
Refreshingly tart summertime pale lager suits shandy lovers with its lemon-dropped ruby red grapefruit juicing and candied pineapple snip. Sugar-spiced ginger adjunct reinforces herbal-tinged citric splurge, but saw dust reminder and murky hop splotch prove weirdly astringent.
Almost perfectly realized dunkelweizen hybrid heightens stylishly dried-fruited caramelized wheat sweetness with Texas peach juices and toasted pecan. Peach soda flow captures fizzy Maraschino cherry, navel orange and raspberry subsidies while Mead-wined mulled spices drift by casually. A peach cheer for Christmas!