Easygoing yellow cleared Belgian pils (in skinny brown bottle) contrasts straw-dried maize astringency and dewy earthen smidge against sweet rice caking above honeyed barley-oats. Lively lemon spritz joins the fold soon after.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, superb Belgian candi-sugared strong ale (well hidden 10% ABV) retains vanilla-creamed fruitfulness and funky herbal bittering. Honeyed peach, fig and raisin luster gains rummy banana daiquiri sweetness along with dried cherry, red grape, orange marmalade, honeydew and white-peppered Chardonnay illusions. A fruitily caramelized tripel with chewy viscosity and whiskey-stained alcohol finish that’s perfect as a rich dessert treat.
On tap at Julian’s, opulent Belgian quad with sweet whiskey barrel-matured candi-sugaring and mighty 10.5% ABV warmth receives chewy caramel, toffee and vanilla creaming. Syrupy bourbon, white rum and sherry subtleties share space alongside red cherry, peach, candied orange, pink grapefruit, bruised orange, banana and sugarplum illusions at the whiskey-daubed fruitful finish.