Beer Review: Dillston (Boneshire Brew Works)

Beer Review: Dillston (Boneshire Brew Works)

Dillston, an Irish Red Ale, at Boneshire Brewery (by Boneshire Brew Works)

Post work and post errands found me out on Derry Street in the Rutherford area… so what else am I supposed to do but stop in at Boneshire? Sure, it’s Monday, and the place is doing their D&D night (which I used to play, but haven’t since roughly the beginning of 3rd Edition), but I made myself at home at the bar to start watching the Phillies-Dodgers game….. …oh no…..

As you can see from the picture, I actually snapped the shot right as Kingery hit his home run and put the Phills ahead 1-0 over the Dodgers…. (and good god did this game go south fast!). But anyway, enough about a depressing baseball game and much more about a delicious beer.

Beer: Dillston
Brewery: Boneshire Brew Works
Style: Red Ale – Irish
ABV: 5.5%
Untappd Write-Up: (Blank)

This is my 100th unique Boneshire beer (as per Untappd) (and my 2998th overall, the past weekend’s Moo-Funk Homebrew and Ffej of July events really helped bump that number up; blog posts incoming about both events don’t worry), so you might say I enjoy a good brew from the Boneshire crew. And as per usual, this was no exception, another well done, tasty, enjoyable beer.

This has a gorgeous caramel colored hue. A rich, malty forward color with a nice thin head to it. Clean and crisp, dark, and opaque but no ‘floaters’ or hazy activity. Just a wonderful and good looking BEER.

The aroma is sharp, malty, strong, and smells bready. You can tell this is going to be a good, fun, malty heady beer. Its got a biscuity to it that lingers after you sniff.

The taste is spot on to the aroma and the looks of the beer, which is always a very nice reaction to a beer. No hidden problems or subtleties or notes or craziness that gets thrown at you. This is a sweet malty syrupy, bready, biscuity, fun, flavorful Red Ale. There is a bit of a hop character behind it, providing just enough of a bitter backbone to hold this altogether and to keep the malts from being too sweet or cloying or too overpowering. All in all a great combination of the palates. This works so well.

And thank god for the beer, needed it to make it through that Phills game. Fingers crossed they figure out what their doing and figure it out in time for a playoff run. Trade deadline is coming up, lets pick up some pieces boys and start the push!

My Untappd Rating: ****.25
Global Untappd Rating: 3.84 (as of 7.15.19)

-B. Kline

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