Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Stretch270:
4.38/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served the 1pt 6fl oz. bottle in a Stone Cali-Belgique class I picked up when I visited Stone.
Appearance: A nice, deep golden hue with a cloudy white head.
Smell: Certainly the hops come across well in the smell, certainly a fresh smell of hops that adds to the overall flavor of the beer.
Taste:If you like the Stone IPA you will probably like the Cali-Belgie or Belgique as the difference I tasted was a twist added with the Belgian yeast strain.
Mouthfeel: You certainly get a solid amount of carbonation, but the overall feel of the beer is relatively light, although seems about right for a flavorful IPA.
Overall: If you like Stone's hoppy end beers, I can think of any reason why you won't like this one. It is a great way to see how a Belgian yeast can alter the flavor of an IPA. Nice contrast to the Stone line of IPAs.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2011 03:29:52 | More by Stretch270
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3.71/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
I was looking for something a bold and different and went with this unique brew.
color:7-9 SRM, a beautiful rich golden color.
Appearance: poured thick like tripple, nice thick head, and slightly effervescent.
Mouthfeel: thick, heavy
Smell: yeasty, hints of orange, lemon.
Taste: yeasty and bread like with lemon and slight citrus notes.
Experience: was stoked at the thought of a Belgian/American IPA hybrid beer. Poured a great golden color and nice long lasting 1 finger head. From the first taste I think Belgian all the way. It's heavy mouthfeel and bready/yeasty flavors soak the palate, only to be cut by a slight lemon citrus finish from those west coast hops.
I expected more of a hop presence, but I'm disappointed in a good way. This beer is descriptively complex and is a must try for hop heads and Belgian lovers alike.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 03:34:03 | More by Ziggyzig
Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,195 ratings.