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Old 02-15-2008, 09:58 AM   #1
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Who's been to McSorley's ALE House In NYC lately? I haven't been ther since the late sixties , early seventies. I rememeber there was nothing like their ale. Am I chasing a taste and is their ale really as good as I remember. In those days there was nothing to compare it to. Does anybody know what style of ale they serve and does anybody have a close receipe.

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Old 02-15-2008, 01:41 PM   #2
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Its pretty touristy these days. They still serve the "light" and "dark". You order a beer and it comes with two mugs of beer (lots of foam; so its about right). They have their beer made for them by someone else these days -- but still pretty good.

Saw dust on the floor, etc. Still a fun place -- but I would avoid it on a weekend night.

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Old 02-15-2008, 01:45 PM   #3
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I would say its comparable to a ****ty Bass ale. Sorry Joe, I don't think you'd like it as much if you revisited it. You can buy it in bottles in many liquor stores if you want to though...

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Old 02-15-2008, 01:52 PM   #4
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I think it's a pretty good beer. Maybe not outstanding, but better than most BMC.

I like the bar though even if it is always over-crowded. It's got character. My biggest regret is that I never took a leak in one of their troughs. Apparently everyone talks about what an enlightening experience that is.

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If you want to experience McSorleys in the best possible scenario, go to Corner Bistro. That's about the only time I drink it...

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Old 02-15-2008, 02:48 PM   #6
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I honestly think it was 75% ambiance, 25% taste. Drinking it in your kitchen would likely change your mind.

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