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Original Basil T's
(Closed)
183 Riverside Avenue
Red Bank NJ 07701-1015
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Notes

Visited: January 20, 2003

Opened: 1996

Closed: 2014

Contributors: Guy Drouin, jarobb, Richard R Tinurelli

The Basil T's in Red Bank is not related to the one in Toms River, but they serve the same beers for the most part. (At least they did during my visit in 2003.) This one's got an impressive antipasto bar.

Updated: September 7, 2015

Beer List

  • 5.00% abv.
    • Date: January 20, 2003 (#4605)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright red-brown, moderate head. Big caramel malt aroma. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Rich caramel malt flavor, fairly sweet. Lingering sweet caramel finish.

    • Date: January 20, 2003 (#4606)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Available October through March. Almost but not quite black, with a thick head. Mildly roasty aroma. Medium creamy body. Hugely roasty. Nice sweet maltiness behind the roastiness. This has all the makings of an excellent Porter…but the diacetyl ruins it.

  • English-Style Brown Ale
    • Date: January 20, 2003 (#4608)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Bright brown, nice thick head. Toasty aroma, with honey undertones. Medium body. Really quite sweet, with some diacetyl competing with the roasty, malty flavors.

  • Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
    5.00% abv.
    Awards:
    • Date: January 20, 2003 (#4607)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Black, thick dense brown head. Very mildly roasty aroma. Light creamy body, nice and roasty and dry with a very tasty maltiness carrying it all. It's just a little too dry to be sweet and a little too sweet to be dry. Thanks to Bill Pullen for treating me to the pint!

  • Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast
    4.50% abv.

  • Rosie's Tail Waggin' Pale Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale
    5.25% abv.

  • XXX Summer Ale
    Light American Wheat Beer without Yeast
    4.25% abv.