Southampton Publick House Keller Pils (5% alcohol): This German style pilsner from Southampton Publick House in New York pours a semi-hazy golden yellow with a white, two-finger head that doesn’t last. Considering Keller Pils is an unfiltered beer, the overall clarity is better than expected. Aromas of bready malt, grass, hay, pepper, lemon, honey and lingering floral earthiness all lend themselves to the overall fragrance. The taste is a bit more refined than the aroma. Keller Pils is clean and crisp with citrusy, hop bitterness at the forefront that is balanced with pilsner malt. This brew is a bit hoppier than other pilsners, but it works!
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Yards Love Stout (5.5% alcohol): This nitro stout from Yards Brewing Company in Philly is DELICIOUS! Love Stout pours a dark chocolate black with a frothy mocha head that lingers until the last drop. The robust aroma reeks of dark chocolate, roasted malts, dark roast coffee and a bit of saltiness. It reminded me of those sea salt chocolate bars that have recently become popular. Love stout has a creamy, medium body with roasted malt flavor, chocolate and earthy hops all blended together perfectly on the palate. The nitro tap helps makes this brew delectably smooth and adds to the overall drinking experience.
Both of these beers were purchased at the Morris Tap & Grill; click here to see what other delicious drinks and meals it hs to offer!