Stone 8th Anniversary Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by avylover:
4.18/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Never been a big brown ale fan but hey, it's stone, so gotta try this...
Appears a deep ruby brown color that is beautiful. the head is small to put it mildly. Aroma of sweet chocolate, some coffee notes, and a bit of hop spicyness. taste is good, but not great. The alcohol pokes out alot here, but I like the balance of hearty malt and bittering hops. Not much hop flavor, but it suites the style well. Nice creamy and nicely carbonated mouthfeel, with good drinkability. A good beer and a very nice change up
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2004 23:59:33 | More by avylover
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3.55/5 rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Lucky Baldwins in Pasadena, CA.
Pours a murky dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, citrus zest, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild roasty and citrus zest bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells better than it tastes in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2012 03:31:39 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.73/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
1095th Review on BA
Draft to 4oz Taster
App- Mixing interestingly in the glass was a light brown with ambers/golds. Not a spec of head on it or cling.
Smell- Almost identical to Stone 7, which is suprising because of the difference in styles. I did smell more malt vs the soap on this one.
Taste- A really pleasant malty flavor with a small amount of bitter. A bit thick at points but a little bit of citrus crept into it.
Mouth- A lighter medium with a medium high carbonation and some sweetness.
Drink- Just okay. It was a bit all over the place with feel and looks but tasted good. Probably wouldnt want again.
Serving type: on-tap
02-06-2012 22:11:11 | More by FosterJM
Stone 8th Anniversary Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.