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Nodding Head Brewpub
(Closed)
1516 Sansom Street
Philadelphia PA 19102
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Notes

Visited: April 14, 2005

Opened: 1999

Closed: 2014

Contributors: Gordon Grubb, jarobb

Nodding Head is a seriously Victorian pub, with a beautiful bar, lots of carved wood and stained glass, and Real Steel-Tipped Darts! It's located upstairs from the Sansom Street Oyster House.

Updated: September 2, 2015

Beer List

    • Date: April 14, 2005 (#5683)
      Package: real ale
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright deep copper. Big thick head.
      Aroma (3)
      Huge spicy hops.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Big body, real creamy. Lots of caramel, lots of spicy citrusy fruity hops. Clean bitter citrusy finish.
      Overall Impression (2)

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    • Date: April 14, 2005 (#5682)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright amber. Big thick head.
      Aroma (3)
      Big citrusy, spicy hops.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium body, real creamy. Big fruity, fairly citrusy hop flavor with lots of caramel and toasty malt. Real nice balance in the finish.
      Overall Impression (3)

  • Bohemian-Style Pilsener
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  • Specialty Honey Beer
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  • Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
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  • English-Style Brown Ale
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  • Berliner-Style Weisse (Wheat)
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    • Date: April 14, 2005 (#5681)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden. Thick head.
      Aroma (3)
      Fairly tart, mildly yeasty.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light body, fairly fizzy. Lots of malt, pretty tart, pretty yeasty.
      Overall Impression (3)
      It ain't Schultheiss, but it ain't bad. Also available with a Schuß of woodruff.

  • Wood- and Barrel-aged Beer
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  • Robust Porter
    • Date: October 5, 2000 (#3598)
      Package: draught
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Midnight-black, good head. Coffee aroma. Medium body, earthy roasty coffee flavor.

  • French & Belgian-Style Saison
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  • German-Style Kölsch/Köln-Style Kölsch

  • Tart
    Belgian-Style Flanders/Oud Bruin Ale

  • Wee Heavier
    Modern Strong Scotch Ale
    9.50% abv.