845-846. New York: Burp Castle

After the driving range we went to McSorley's, because Win was interested in seeing the oldest continuously operating bar in The City. We had a couple rounds and an order of cheese and crackers to tide us over since we had an early brunch.

After leaving McSorley's, we went to Burp Castle. We snacked on the free fries there, and played three person hearts on the porch. I narrowly edged Win out for the win 42-43, and David lagged with 69 points. We had a few rounds here, before heading to our next stop.

845. Lime & Ginger Bitter

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Alcohol: 5.20%
Serving: Tap
Style: Fruit Beer, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 4.0 | Smell: 3.0 | Taste: 3.0 | Mouthfeel: 3.5 | Drinkability: 3.5

Overall: 3.3

Pours a clear golden. Topped by a dense, white head that sticks around quite awhile. The aroma is dominated by the spicing: mostly ginger with a subtle hint of lime.

Overall this beer is very neutral. There's a slight malty undercurrent that runs throughout, and a finish that has ginger spiciness, citrus and a hint of bitterness. Light-bodied, moderate carbonation and a light dryness in the finish.

Not overly spiced which was good, but not a lot of flavor otherwise.

846. Backburner

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Southern Tier Brewing Company
Alcohol: 10.00%
Serving: Tap
Style: American Barleywine, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 3.5 | Smell: 4.0 | Taste: 4.0 | Mouthfeel: 4.0 | Drinkability: 3.5

Overall: 3.85

Pours a clear, deep amber. Topped by a beige head that fades to a patchy film leaving spotty lace. The aroma is malty and very fruity with notes of caramel and cherries. Swirling brings out hints of hops.

Malty: caramel and a bit of chocolate. Toasty with a bit of citrusy hops and a nice bitter finish. Full-bodied, moderate to low carbonation and smooth.

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