Aroma Thyme Bistro Craft Beer
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Aroma Thyme has been the leader of the craft beer restaurants in the Hudson Valley. Aroma Thyme opened in 2003 with a firm dedication to true craft beer. “Since day one I have gone out of my way for great independent owned craft beer”, says Chef/Owner Marcus Guiliano. The beer list has grown to over 250 beers without the big brands that fill most restaurants lists. But it’s not only beer at Aroma Thyme, it’s all about having one of the best stocked bars with independent producers. The Bistro has an award-winning wine list from Wine Spectator Magazine. Aroma Thyme is Three Star certified green by The Green Restaurant Association.
Narragansett Lager (Light Beer) 5%
Naked Flock Original Hard Cider 6.8%
Smuttynose Bret & I Belgium Pale Ale 6%
Carton Brewing Hop Pun Pale Ale 5.3%
Smuttynose Smuttlabs Dipa #3 Double IPA 9%
Shmaltz Funky Jewbelation 9.4%
Pine Island Brewing Scotch Ale 6.5%
Chatham Bourbon Barrel Brown 9%
Smuttynose Robust Porter 6.2%
Black Hog Nitro Coffee Milk Stout 5.5%
Keegan Ales Super Kitty 2016
Avery The Beast 2016
Central Waters Rye Barrel Chocolate Porter
Schneider Weisse Brotzeit-Bier Bavarian ALL-DAY Breakfast
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Growlers: 32 oz. $12
Growlers: 32 oz. N/A
Growlers: 32oz. $10
Growlers: 32 oz. $12
***32oz Aroma Thyme Growlers are available to go for $5, plus beer.
***Or, bring in your own growler and we'll fill it for you.
***Or, bring in your own growler and we'll fill it for you.
GLUTEN FREE BEER
(5) Lakefront New Grist 12 oz. 5 Wisconsin
(5) Bitburger Drive 12 oz. 5 Germany
(Listed Driest to Sweetest)
Made from fermented apple juice, cider comes in a number of varieties. English cider is dry, with fruity, tannic qualities and low carbonation. This can be found cask-conditioned in England.
(1102) Aaron Burr Appinette Grape-Apple Cider 12.7 oz. 25 Wurtsboro, NY
(1001) Aaron Burr Mamakating Hollow 16.9 oz. 25 Wurtsboro, NY
(5) Graft Farm Flor 12 oz. 7 Newburgh, NY
(1003) Balladin Sidro 25.4 oz. 27 France
(1005) Weidman & Groh Speierling 1 liter 30 Germany
(800) Cornouaille ACP Manoir de Kinkiz 25.4 oz. 29 France
(5) Naked Flock Hard Cider 22 oz. 15 Warwick, NY
(1) Doc’s Draft Hard Apple Cider 12 oz. 6 Warwick, NY
(5) Doc's Cassis 22 oz. 14 Warwick, NY
(6) 1911 Hard Cider Raspberry 12 oz. 5 Lafayette
(1102) Aspall Imperial Cider 16.9 oz. 15 England
(601) Etienne Jerome Dupont Civre Ice Cider 12.7 oz. 47 France
(800) Millstone Cobbler Cider Peach Wine Blend 25.4 oz. 27 Maryland
What’s the deal with cider?
A staple in Britain before the Norman invasion, hard cider is now consumed across the globe (though the British continue to consume nearly half of all cider produced worldwide). Cider’s popularity in the United States waned after the 19th century introduction of German lagers, and declined further after Prohibition, but recently cider is making a comeback stateside. From festivals such as Pour the Cour and New York Cider Week, to the growth of domestic brands like Boston Beer Company’s popular Angry Orchard, the US cider market is predicted to grow 65 percent between 2011 and 2016. The resurgence of cider prompts many to compare the beverage’s composition and potential health benefits to those of beer — especially as it's increasingly popular as a gluten-free option for beer lovers who, well, can’t drink beer. But in terms of health benefits (and flavor) each drink is unique and can vary greatly from bottle to bottle.
Hard cider and beer differ dramatically in their composition. Hard cider is made from a combination of yeast and apples. Since most beers are free of fruit juice, their nutritional value looks different from that of cider. Beer is composed of yeast, hops, barley, and other grains that yield a variety of different antioxidants and nutrients.
PILSNERS & LAGERS
While the definition of "pilsner" is open to much debate in the beer community, it generally refers to pale, hoppy lagers, ranging from 28IBUs and up. Pilsners that do not meet the specific characteristics of a German or Bohemian pils will be given this generic classification.
(1101) Von Trapp Brewing Bohemian Pilsner 12 oz. 6 Vermont
CLASSIC GERMAN PILSENER
German pilsners typically come in two varieties, the northern and the southern. Southern examples are akin to a Bohemian pilsner with German hops and less malt. Northern examples are very well-attenuated (leaner in body) and dry.
(1) Sixpoint Sehr Crisp 16 oz. 6 Brooklyn
(1) Bitburger 12 oz. 5 Germany
The color of pale lager ranges from light bronze to nearly transparent and the alcohol anywhere from 4-6%. Adjunct usage may be quite high, though in some cases the beer is all-malt. One thing that doesn’t vary is that neither the malt nor the hops make much of an impression on the palate. These beers are brewed for minimum character, though faint traces of hop or malt may show through. More likely though is that adjuncts like corn will show through, or you’ll find notes of higher alcohols (fuel notes) due to the use of high-gravity brewing. The body will be thin and watery, and the finish is typically non-existent.
(6) San Miguel Light 12 oz. 5 Philippines
A beer that straddles between the mainstream Pale Lager and Pilsner. Not all beers that call themselves Premium Lager are, but those that are will typically have a deep gold to light bronze colour, and distinct influence of malt and hops. Overall accent will be malty-to-balanced, alcohol in a slightly tighter range than either Pale Lager or Pilsner (4.5-5.5%). Most often the product of a microbrewery or brewpub, but macrobreweries can make this style if they jack up the hops a bit and make it all-malt.
(1) Boston Beer Co. Sam Adams 12 oz. 5 Boston
Golden, top-fermented style native to Köln, Germany. The style has a very narrow profile and many beers that consider themselves to be kölschbiers are not. Generally they have a moderate bitterness, but fairly prominent hop flavour (typically Spalt, Tettnang or Hallertau). They have high effervescence, medium esters, but a rounded, stylish character derived from lagering.
(6) Captain Lawrence Kölsch 12 oz. 6 Elmsford, NY
WHEAT ALES & BOCKS
Very wheaty, very sour style of Berlin. Berliner weissebier has a barely perceptible hop content, low alcohol, and a sharp character. Often these are laced with syrups to cut the intense acidity, but purists will want to take them neat to enjoy the multi-faceted complexity and thirst-quenching character.
(6) Smuttynose Peach Short Weisse 12 oz. 7 New Hampshire
BELGIAN STYLE White (Witbier)
Belgian style wheat beers are very pale, opaque, with the crisp character of wheat, plus the citric refreshment of orange peel and coriander. Ingredients sometimes also include oats for smoothness, and other spices such as grains of paradise. Serve with light cheeses or mussels.
(1) Avery White Rascal 12 oz. 6 Colorado
Depending on the style can range from pale and light body to dark brown with full body. Wheat beer is characterized by it’s cloudy appearance and it’s banana and sometimes vanilla aftertaste.
(5) Schneider Weisse Wiesen Edel-Weisse Organic 17 oz. 9 Germany
(5) Schneider Weisse Original 17oz. 8 Germany
A dark take on the German wheat theme, dunkelweizen have the same banana and clove notes of their pale cousins, but also have earthy, toasty, chocolatey notes from the addition of dark malts. They are "shoulder season" wheat beers to many drinkers - something a little more robust than a hefeweizen for the fall and spring seasons, but not as rich as winter’s weizenbocks. Alcohol is between 4.8-5.6% generally, bitterness is low, and carbonation is high. Occasionally, you will see dark versions of American Wheats, but these are uncommon.
(5) Weihenstaphaner Dunkel Dark 17 oz. 8 Germany
Doppel means double and while these are stronger brews than the traditional German bocks, they are typically not twice the strength. Color is light amber to dark brown. Very full body with a high alcoholic flavor. Low hop flavor and aroma.
(5) Augustiner-Brau Maximator 12 oz. 6 Germany
(6) Celebrator Dopplebock 12 oz. 12 Germany
(6) Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus 12 oz. 12 Austria
A stronger version of Doppelbock. Deep copper to black. Very alcoholic. Typically brewed by freezing a doppelbock and removing resulting ice to increase alcohol content.
(1015) Aventinus Weizen Eisbock 11.2 oz 12 Germany
NON TRADITIONAL, OUT OF THE ORDINARY ALES & LAMBICS
These are anything but traditional. A catch-all category that we use to classify all of those ancient or resurrected styles of antiquity that are appearing more and more in brewing today. From sahti to heather ale to sorghum beer to gruit, and beers like Adam and Midas Touch, these ales will vary tremendously in character from one another. Many are unhopped, strength can vary, but all are a glimpse into brewing past.
(1011) Robinsons Ginger Old Tom 11.2 oz. 9 England
(1102) Brasserie Dupont Posca Rustica 25.4 oz. 24 Belgium
(1101) Dogfish Head Theobrama 25.4 oz. 25 Delaware
(1101) Dogfish Head Chateau Jiahu 25.4 oz. 25 Delaware
(1102) Dogfish Head Ta henket 25.4 oz. 25 Delaware
(1101) Dogfish Head Etrusca 25.4 oz. 25 Delaware
Sour Ales have a strong fruit flavor similar to the aroma, but more intense. Plum, prune, raisin and black cherry are the most common flavors, followed by orange and some spiciness. Sour Ales have an obvious sour or acidic taste, but this characteristic can range from moderate to strong. There is no hop bitterness, but tannins are common. Subsequently, Sour Ales are often described as the most "wine-like" of all beers. Sours are an acquired taste.
(1014) Avery Rufus Corvus 12 oz. 18 Colorado
(1102) Schneider Weisse Aventinus Cuvee Barrique 12.5 oz. 25 Germany
(504) Shmaltz He'Brew Funky Jewbelation 16.6 oz. 25 Clifton Park, NY
(1101) LoverBeer BeerBera 2011 12.7 oz. 28 Italy
(WC) Rodenbach Vintage 2012 25.4 oz. 45 Belgium
(WC) Rodenbach CaraAére Rouge 25.4 oz. 47 Belgium
(1005) Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Oak Aged 2013 25.4 oz. 47 Switzerland
(1014) Sam Smith’s Organic Strawberry 18 oz. 11 England
(1103) Dogfish Head Noble Rot 25.4 oz. 29 Delaware
(1101) Unibroue Quelque Chose 25.4 oz. 35 Quebec, Canada
SPICED or HERBED
(5) Doc's Pumpkin Apple Cider 22 oz. 14 Pine Island
(1103) Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Aged Pumpkin Ale 22 oz. 24 Wisconsin
(1102) Avery Rumpkin 12 oz. 25 Colorado
(1002) Kortrijk-dUtsel “A Special Hagelands Beer” 25.4 oz. 35 Belgium
Lambics are wheat beers made with stale hops and fermented with wild yeasts and other microorganisms, traditionally only on the Senne Valley in and around Brussels. The most traditional of the fruit lambics are kriek (cherry) and framboise (raspberry). In modern times, peaches (peche), blackcurrants (cassis), grapes, as well as more exotic fruits are used. Traditional lambics are commonly denoted by the term "oud", which is a reference to "old-style", and these are the most sour. More commonly, though, lambics are sweetened to cut the intense acidity. Serve with sharp cheeses or pickled dishes, or use in the preparation of mussels.
(5) Lindemans Framboise 12 oz. 9 Belgium
(1104) Lambickx Zenne Valley, Private Domain 2011 25.4 oz. 42 Belgium
(1104) Lambickx Wambeek, De Troch 2011 25.4 oz. 42 Belgium
PALE ALES & AMERICAN STRONG ALES
A style without definition, amber ales range from bland, vaguely caramel-like beers to products with a fairly healthy malt and hop balance. Often the differentiation between a quality amber and an American Pale is that the amber might have more dark malt character, or a less assertive hop rate.
(5) Roscoe Beer Co. Amber Ale 12 oz. 7 Roscoe, NY
ENGLISH PALE ALE
Classic English Pale Ales are not pale but rather are golden to copper colored and display English variety hop character. Distinguishing characteristics are dryness and defined hop taste, but more malt balance than what you’ll typically find in an American Pale Ale. Great to drink with all sorts of meats including roast beef, lamb, burgers, duck, goose, etc. Note that the term ’pale ale’ is used in England to signify a bottled bitter, and in that way there is no such thing as ’English Pale Ale’ to the English. The style is a North American construct, borne of the multitude of pale ales that pay homage to these bottled bitters - Bass in particular - and therefore the majority of true examples of the style are found outside Britain.
(1) Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale 12 oz. 5 New Hampshire
AMERICAN PALE ALE
American Pale Ales are light in color, ranging from golden to a light copper color. The style of this beer is defined by the American hops used. American hops typically have high bitterness and aroma. This is a perfect beer for big fare like grilled burgers or combination pizzas, as well as lighter fare like sushi and green salads.
(1) Peak Organic Pale Ale 12 oz. 5 Maine
(1) Captain Lawrence Freschester Pale Ale 12 oz. 6 Elmsford, NY
(1) Pine Island Brewing Charlie's Pale Ale 12oz. 6 New York
(5) Pipeworks Lizard King Mosaic Hopped Pale Ale 16 oz. 7 Illinois
AMERICAN STRONG ALE
Not a style per se, but the only logical category to incorporate the plethora of strong, stylistically vague beers coming from American micros these days. Some are related to English Strong Ales but with more hop, while others are ultra-strong variants on the IPA or red ale themes. But no matter how varied their origins or characters might be, all are intense, potent, with generous quantities of hops and malt.
(5) Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron 12 oz. 8 Delaware
(1102) Stone Arrogant Bastard 22 oz. 18 California
(500) Stone Double Bastard 22 oz. 18 California
(1101) Dogfish Head Raison D’Extra 12 oz. 18 Delaware
(1102) Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Grand Cru 25.4 oz. 20 California
(800) Ithaca TEN 25.4 oz. 25 New York
(1002) Ithaca THIRTEEN 25.4 oz. 25 New York
(700) Black Hog Disco Pig Brown Brett Braggot 12.7 oz. 25 Connecticut
(1102) Shmaltz Jewbelation 13 Anniversary 22 oz 13 New York
INDIA PALE ALES, the hoppy stuff
INDIA PALES ALE IPA
This style, the modern version of which has largely been formed in the US, has an intense hop flavor which was used to preserve the beer for the long voyage. India Pale Ale has a golden to copper color with a medium maltiness and body. The aroma is moderate to very strong. IPAs work especially well at cutting the heat of chili, vindaloo or Sichuan cuisine. In England, IPA is often just another name for bitter although some micros are doing their own versions of an American IPA as well.
STRAIGHT UP IPA
(6) Cambridge Brewing Flower Child 12 oz. 6 Massachusetts
(5) Stone IPA 12 oz. 6 California
(1) Ithaca Flower Power 12 oz. 7 Ithaca, NY
(1103) Barrier Atypical 16.9 oz. 15 Oceanside, NY
(1101) Singlecut 18-Watt IPA 16.9 oz. 15 Queens, NY
Imperial IPA, Double IPA or DIPA is a strong, often sweet, intensely hoppy version of the traditional India Pale Ale. Bitterness units range upward of 100 IBUs and alcohol begins at 7.5% but is more commonly in the 8.5-10% range. The flavor profile is intense all-round. Unlike barley wines, the balance is heavily towards the hops, with crystal and other malts providing support.
(6) Pipeworks Brewing Glaucus Belgian Style IPA 16 oz. 8 Illinois
(800) Cervejaria Colorado Vixnu Imperial 20 oz. 19 Brazil
(1104) Avery 21st Imperial India-Style Brown Ale 22 oz. 19 Colorado
(1102) Singlecut Bon Bon 2x TN IIPA 22 oz. 22 Queens, NY
(1) Shmaltz R.I.P.A. Rye Double IPA 12 oz. 8 Clifton Park, NY
(6) Captain Lawrence Palate Shifter Imperial IP 12 oz. 8 Elmsford, NY
(1103) Southern Tier Iniquity 22 oz 18 Lakewood, NY
(1103) Ithaca 14th Anniversary 25.4 oz. 25 Ithaca, NY
(1011) Brouwerij Corsendonk 2011 8.5 oz. 9 Belgium
(800) Brouwerij Corsendonk 2013 25.4 oz. 24 Belgium
(1101) Anchor Special Ale 2012 1.5 l. 36 California
(700) De Dolle Brouwers De Dolle Stille Nacht 25.4 oz. 97 Belgium
aged in Bordeaux Wooden Barrels for 25 Months.
A Trappist Beer is a beer brewed by or under control of Trappist monks. Of the world's 171 Trappist monasteries (as of April 2005), seven produce beer (six in Belgium and one in The Netherlands). These seven breweries are authorized to label their beers with the Authentic Trappist Product logo that indicates a compliance to various rules edicted by the International Trappist Association.
CERTIFIED TRAPPIST STRONG ALES
(1) Rochefort Eight 11.2 oz. 12 Belgium
(WC) Rochefort Eight 50.7 oz. 65 Belgium
CERTIFIED TRAPPIST DUBBELS
(5) Westmalle Dubbel 11.2 oz. 12 Belgium
(5) Chimay Premiere Red 11.2 oz. 12 Belgium
(800) Koningshoven La Trappe Dubbel 25.4 oz. 22 Netherlands
CERTIFIED TRAPPIST TRIPELS
(5) Achel Blonde 11.2 oz. 12 Belgium
(5) Westmalle Tripel 11.2 oz. 12 Belgium
(5) Chimay Cinq Cents Tripel 11.2 oz. 12 Belgium
CERTIFIED TRAPPIST QUADRUPELS
(1) Rochefort Ten 11.2 oz. 14 Belgium
(5) Chimay Grande Reserve 11.2 oz. 12 Belgium
(1100) Stift Engelszell Gregorius Trappistenbier 11.2 oz. 11 Austria
(700) Koningshoven La Trappe Quadrupel 25.4 oz. 22 Netherlands
(WC) Koningshoven La Trappe Quadrupel 12.7 oz. 35 Netherlands
Oak Aged Batch 11. Super Limited, aged in
55% Used Malbec barrels 20% New French oak- medium toast,
20% New French oak-high toast and 5% Acacia wood.
TRAPPIST STYLE ABBEY ALES
These are dark, malty, yeasty strong ales in the Trappist tradition, but produced (mainly) by secular brewers. Dubbels range between 6.5-8% abv, and have a dark brown, cloudy colour, and a palate mixing malt, a lush fruitiness, and yeast. They are typically bottle-conditioned.
(1000) Troegs Jovial 12.7 oz. 8 PA
(WC) Ommegang Abbey Ale cave-aged 1yr 25.4 oz. 39 Cooperstown, NY
(WC) Ommegang Abbey Ale 3 liters 65 Cooperstown, NY
(800) Brasserie Dupont Moinette Brune 25.4 oz. 24 Belgium
(1100) Paradox Brewery Plum Point Belgian Dubbel25.4 oz. 24 Schroon Lake, NY
Like other abbey ales, Tripels are strong, yeasty-malty beers. But they are also pale, and have a notable hop profile. Hop bitterness may be higher than a typical abbey ale, up to 45IBUs. But the finish is where the hops really shine, as tripels should finish fairly dry. Otherwise, maltiness is still essential to the style, and the assertive yeast note typical of all abbey ales will be more apparent in tripels, since they do not have the rich dark malts to distract the palate. Alcohol flavours feature more prominently in Tripels that in just about any other style.
(5) Allagash Tripel 12 oz. 6 Maine
(1100) Defiant Tripel 22 oz. 18 Pearl River, NY
(500) Brasserie Dupont Moinette Blonde 11.2 oz. 11 Belgium
(700) Bockor Omer. Traditional Blonde 25.4 oz. 24 Belgium
(1100) Brasserie d’Chouffe Houblon Dobbelen IPA 25.4 oz. 24 Belgium
(6) Captain Lawrence Golden Delicious 12 oz. 10 Elmsford, NY
Quadrupel, is the name given to ultra-strong Trappist and abbey ales. The name Abt was pioneered to describe Westvleteren and the beer that would become St. Bernardus. Quadrupel was pioneered by La Trappe. Abts are the darker of the two, with more rich, deep fruity notes. Quads are paler, with corresponding peachy notes. Neither have much in the way of hop, and both are very strong and malty. Though both are bottle-conditioned, abts trend more towards yeastiness. Alcohol is very high (10+% abv) for both
(900) Ommegang Three Philosophers 2005 25.4 oz. 33 Cooperstown, NY
(900) Ommegang Three Philosophers 2007 25.4 oz. 29 Cooperstown, NY
(900) Ommegang Three Philosophers 2009 25.4oz. 27 Cooperstown, NY
(900) Ommegang Three Philosophers 2010 25.4oz. 25 Cooperstown, NY
(900) Ommegang Three Philosophers 2011 25.4oz. 23 Cooperstown, NY
(900) Ommegang Three Philosophers 2012 25.4oz. 21 Cooperstown, NY
BELGIAN & BELGIAN-STYLE ALES
Belgian-style ales seldom fit neatly into classic beer styles, but this category represents those "session" ales (in Belgium this means under 7% abv!) that do not fit other categories. Colour ranges from golden to deep amber, with the occasional example coming in darker. Body tends to be light to medium, with a wide range of hop & malt levels. Yeastiness & acidity may also be present.
(1) Captain Lawrence Liquid Gold 12 oz. 6 Elmsford, NY
(1102) Birrificio Le Baladin Nora 11.2 oz. 15 Italy
(800) Brasserie Dupont Triomfbier Vooruit 100 25.4 oz. 22 Belgium
(700) Ommegang BPA Belgian-style Pale Ale 25.4 oz. 25 Cooperstown, NY
BELGIAN STRONG ALES
Belgian Strong Ales can vary from pale to dark brown in color, darker ales may be colored with dark candy sugar. Hop flavor can range from low to high, while hop aroma is low. The beers are medium to full-bodied and have a high alcoholic character. Types of beers included here include tripels, dubbels and ultra-strong abbey ales.
(6) Brouwerij De Leyerth Urthel Hop-It 11.2 oz 11 Netherlands
(5) Duvel Golden Ale 12 oz. 12 Belgium
(1003) Stone Vertical Epic 11.11.11 22 oz. 19 California
(1003) Victory V12 25.4 oz. 19 Pennsylvania
(5) Midnight Sun Monk’s Mistress 22 oz. 19 Alaska
(1103) Stone Veritcal Epic 12.12.12 22oz. 19 California
(1103) Stone Vertical Epic 10.10.10 22 oz. 21 California
(1101) St Feuillien/Green Flash Biere De L’Amitie 25.4 oz. 24 Belgium
(1103) Stone Vertical Epic 07.07.07 22 oz. 25 California
(1104) Stone Vertical Epic 08.08.08 22 oz. 25 California
(800) Ithaca White Gold 25.4 oz. 25 New York
(1002) Ommegang Adoration 25.4 oz. 25 Cooperstown, NY
(1002) Ommegang Art Of Darkness 25.4 oz. 25 Cooperstown, NY
(700) Brouwerij De Glazen Toren Cuvee Angelique25.4 oz. 25 Belgium
(800) Unibroue 17 Grand Reserve 25.4 oz. 25 Montréal
(1002) Chimay 150 Speciale Cent Cinquante 25.4 oz. 39 Belgium
(600) Dubuisson Scaldi’s Prestige de Nuits 25.4 oz. 65 Belgium
BIÈRE DE GARDE
Medium bodied with hints of caramel or toffee. Cellared smell and flavor are characteristics. Color can vary from full gold to copper colored. Good head retention. The name means "beer for keeping" and is best when aged.
(1102) Ommegang Biere d’Hougomont 25.4 oz. 28 Cooperstown, NY
(500) Brassiere Gayant La Goudale 25.4 oz. 18 France
(500) Brasserie Castelian Pur Malt Jade 21.9 oz. 18 France
(1101) Brasserie Dupont La Biere de Beloeil 25.4 oz 24 Belgium
Fruity esters dominate the aroma. Clarity is good w/ a large foamy head. The addition of several spices and herbs create a complex fruity or citrusy flavor. Light to medium bodied w/ very high carbonation. Alcohol medium to high.
(1015) Brouwerij De Leyerth Urthel Saisonniere 11.2 oz. 9 Netherlands
(1003) Piccolo Birrifico Seson 11.2 oz. 14 Italy
(1101) Wild Beer Co. Bliss 11.2 oz. 18 England
(500) Firestone Opal Dry Hopped Saison 22 oz. 18 California
(1101) Crooked Stave Surette Provision Saison 12.7 oz. 18 Denver, CO
(1002) Hopfenstark Saison Station 55 25.4 oz. 21 Quebec
(1104) Brasserie Dupont Foret Organic 12.7 oz. 14 Belgium
(700) Brasserie Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux 25.4 oz 22 Belgium
(1103) Brasserie Dupont Avril Organic 25.4 oz. 24 Belgium
(1104) Brasserie Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping 25.4 oz. 24 Belgium
(6) Brasserie Dupont Bière de Miel 12.7oz. 10 Beligium
SCOTTISH ALES & BARLEY WINES
Scottish ales are generally dark, malty, full-bodied brews. Many examples have a hint of smokiness derived from the use of peated malt. 60, 70, and 80 shilling examples are all session ales under 5% abv, but the stronger "wee heavies" can range closer to 8%, with the accompanying increase in alcohol flavour and esters. Works well as an accompaniment to hearty meat and game dishes, sharp cheddar, atholl brose and shortbread.
(1004) Oskar Blues Old Chub 12 oz. 7 Colorado
(1104) Harpoon Leviathan Great Scott 2012 12 oz. 8 Massachusetts
(1002) Barrier 10,000 Foot Beard Imperial Scotch Ale 16.9 oz. 15 Oceanside, NY
BARLEY WINE ALES
A Barley Wine is a strong, top-fermenting ale, with an alcohol contents of at least 9% and up to 13% (or more) by volume. Hops may be hardly noticeable at all or very noticeable. Sip them out of the special glass, that will concentrate the aroma. They are excellent with cigars or with dessert.
(1003) Southern Tier Back Burner 22 oz. 16 New York
(1102) Great Divide Old Ruffian 22 oz. 14 Colorado
(1102) Sierra Nevada Jack & Ken's 30th Anniversary 25.4 oz. 20 California
(4) Brooklyn Monster Ale 2004 12 oz. 14 New York
(4) Brooklyn Monster Ale 2005 12 oz. 12 New York
(4) Brooklyn Monster Ale 2006 12 oz. 10 New York
(4) Brooklyn Monster Ale 2007 12 oz. 8 New York
(4) Brooklyn Monster Ale 2009 12 oz. 6 New York
(1005) Keegan Ales Super Kitty 2009 34 oz. 35 Kingston, NY
(1005) Keegan Ales Super Kitty 2007 34 oz. 45 Kingston, NY
(1103) Stone Old Guardian 2010 22 oz. 18 California
(6) O’ Hanlon’s Thomas Hardy’s Ale 2004 8.5 oz. 20 England
(1101) Mikkeller Brew Dog Divine Rebel 11.2 oz. 24 Scotland
(6) J.W. Lees Harvest Ale Calvados Casks 2005 9.3 oz. 16 UK
(6) J.W. Lees Harvest Ale Lagavulin Casks 2006 9.3 oz. 16 UK
(1013) J.W. Lees Harvest Ale Vintage Limited Edition 2002 9.3 oz. 22 UK
SUPER RARE BARLEY WINE ALES
Ales aged in oak barrels of Italian white wines. They are made with spelt and barley from their fields.
(WC) Le Baladin Lune Riserva Teo Musso 2010 16.9 oz. 107 Italy
(WC) Le Baladin Lune Riserva Teo Musso 2012 16.9 oz. 97 Italy
Ales aged in oak barrels of Italian red wines. They are made with rice grown in the Vercelli area and barley from their fields.
(WC) Le Baladin Terre Riserva Teo Musso 2010 16.9 oz. 107 Italy
(WC) Le Baladin Terre Riserva Teo Musso 2012 16.9 oz. 97 Italy
There are three or four beer styles called Old Ale. The first is the best known - the strong dark Old Peculier style. The second type of Old Ale is a blended dark ale. At least one of the beers comprising the blend will be aged for a couple of years in wood casks. The third version of Old Ale is a form of mild – a low-gravity dark ale. Another version of Old Ale is closely related to the first.
(1104) Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Reserve “Blackest Ale” 11.2 oz. 11 Scotland
(1003) Zymatore Project Harviestoun Old Engine Oil 25.4 oz. 35 Scotland
PORTERS & STOUTS, the dark stuff
Black or chocolate malt gives the porter it’s dark brown color. Porters are well hopped and heavily malted. This is a medium-bodied beer. Porters can be sweet. Hoppiness can range from bitter to mild. Porters are often confused with stouts (and with good reason, but that’s for another day).
(1) Smuttynose Robust Porter 12oz. 6 Hampton, NH
(1104) Adirondack Brewery Dark Legends Stout 22 oz. 18 Lake George, NY
(700) Brasserie Dupont Monk’s Stout 25.4 oz. 24 Belgium
Dark brown to black in color. Sweet stouts come in two main varieties - milk stout and oatmeal stout. Milk stouts are made with the addition of lactose, and are sweet, low-alcohol brews. Oatmeal lends a smooth fullness of body to stouts. All of the sweet stouts are noted for their restrained roastiness in comparison with other stouts, and low hop levels.
(5) Keegan Ales Mother’s Milk 12 oz. 5 Kingston, NY
(5) Rogue Chocolate Stout 22 oz. 18 Oregon
Imperial stouts are usually extremely dark brown to black in color with flavors that are intensely malty, deeply roasted and sometimes with accents of dark fruit (raisin, fig) or milk sourness. The bitterness is typically medium and often the low side of that. Imperial stouts are strong and often exceed 8% by volume.
(1) Keegan Ales Joe Mama’s Milk Stout 12 oz. 6 Kingston, NY
(1) Victory Storm King Stout 12 oz. 6 Pennsylvania
(4) Brooklyn Chocolate Stout Winter 2009/10 12 oz. 6 Brooklyn, NY
(6) Captain Lawrence Frost Monster 12 oz. 8 Elmsford, NY
(1100) Harpoon Leviathan Czernobog 2012 12 oz. 8 Massachusetts
(1000) Brooklyn Chocolate Stout Winter 2008/09 12 oz. 8 Brooklyn, NY
(1000) Oskar Blues Ten Fidy 12 oz. 12 Colorado
(4) Brooklyn Chocolate Stout Winter 2005/06 12 oz. 14 Brooklyn, NY
(4) Brooklyn Chocolate Stout Winter 2007/08 12 oz. 10 Brooklyn, NY
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