Val and I took a trip to Philly awhile back and ended up at City Tap House in University City. That was the first City Tap House that I went to and they’ve since expanded to Logan Square in Philly and DC as well (I’ve now been to all of the locations). They have a great beer selection and their food is usually pretty good. If you find yourself in the area, it’s definitely worth a try.
Style: Belgian Pale Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Southside Blonde is a sessionable Belgian-Style Blonde Ale that is light-bodied and dry with a hint of fruitiness from the yeast. Southside is a friendly pairing with a variety of foods and an approachable choice for all types of beer drinkers”
Random: Val got me a keyboard cover for my new laptop so it doesn’t get filled with cat hair.
The beer poured with a two finger, fluffy white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and bright yellow. There was moderate carbonation visible. The nose started with some spicy Belgian yeast and light honey sweetness. It also had a little bit of white grape. The taste started with a slight funk and quickly transitioned into white grape and Belgian yeast. It also had a grass characteristic as well. The body was very light and had a lot of carbonation. The finish was quick with white grape and grass. The beer wasn’t super complex, but was very drinkable and paired really well with food.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0