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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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89
very good

2,421 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,421
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 72
Gots: 133 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gpogo on 07-23-2008)
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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Nevada

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-03-2014 03:52:20 | More by robotiks
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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New Jersey

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Illinois

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California

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Georgia

4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance 4.0: Poured out a beautiful, hazy honey color with very little head. Completely opaque. Little to no lacing.

Smell 4.0: Big notes of grapefruit up front, followed by a refreshing scent of sweet malts and a slight nose of musty/dusty cellaring.

Taste 4.25: Front is slightly sweet with a nice, mellow taste of piney hops. Middle is malty and features a very pleasant, deep, spicy grain (rye-like) along with a sledgehammer of brettanomyces-esque (never thought I would type that) flavor that washes over everything and then nicely dissipates. Finish is smooth and the hops at this level are more grapefruit than anything and serve to prop up and accentuate the delicious flavors of the Belgian yeast. Aftertaste is long and the maltiness quickly fades leaving a very long taste of grapefruit rind.

Mouthfeel 3.5: A bit too watery for me. Carbonation level was good for the style.

Overall 4.0: Great beer. Unique tastes in this beer and certainly not what I was expecting by reading the label and skipping through the (now) typical idiotic drivel that Stone feels compelled to waste valuable paint printing on each bomber-size bottle of their beers. Seriously, who writes this garbage? Regardless, this beer is not focused on what I would associate with Belgian beers, but instead is focused on a more funky yeast strain that -nonethless-- works with Stone's excellent IPA recipe. Definitely worth a try for fans of Flanders-style beers, lambics, geuze and bretts. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

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Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,421 ratings.