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Stone 8th Anniversary Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

262 Ratings
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 08-10-2004)
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

nrbw23, Aug 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

moonknight31, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

WOLFGANG, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

jaxon53, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

JohnK17, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

BAsbill, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

kornkid8600, Sep 22, 2012
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2/5  rDev -50%

jenray, Sep 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

ArchitectBrewCo, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

cynical1027, Feb 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

Tyrawlings, Feb 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

RyanGoodman, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
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

WinterStorm 2012

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.

FosterJM, Feb 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

BDeibs, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25%

rab53, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

mdillon86, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25%

Photekut, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

jerz, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25%

Travisnin, Nov 18, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this over the weekend at a tasting.

Amber pour, very cloudy. Not a lot of head. The smell is very deep, caramel malts, molasses. Balanced, but you can tell it has a lot of age on it. Much like an old ale. Luckily, no oxidation. The taste doesn't follow the smell hardly at all. A little like a light barleywine. Roastiness or coffee finish it off. The taste really surprises me following the smell. Light to medium body. Carbonation is holding up well. Alcohol is only slightly noticeable. This was really tasty. Considering I was 16 in 2004 this was a treat to try.

russwbeck, Oct 25, 2011
Stone 8th Anniversary Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.