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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,697 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,697
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 79
Gots: 240 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: gpogo on 07-23-2008

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a relatively clear gold with a moderate head that leaves behind only a trace amount of lacing.

S- bananas, bread with a bit of Belgian yeast and citrus.

T- citrus is the main player along with the hops although not as much as a typical IPA. The Belgian yeast flavor is also there in just the right amounts.

M- medium bodied with a small amount of carbonation, finishes dry with a slight bitterness.

O- a great beer perfect blend of an IPA with great Belgian yeast accents.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip

Pours a light golden, very clear, with a thick white head. Leaves good lacing behind.

Aroma is sweet, spicy and bitter. Great hop aroma, but good balance from the yeast, leaving a fruity characteristic that just goes beautifully.

Taste is hop-forward, but again, great influence from the Belgian characteristics of this beer. Nice malty backbone, and spiciness really adds character.

Little bit astringent on the mouthfeel, overall medium with high-average carbonation.

Very interesting beer, similar to a Raging Bitch, but not quite as good in my opinion.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear, light golden colored, with a big white head. Some lace left over once the head recedes.
Smell is malt, citrus, wood, hops, vanilla and all very well balanced.
Taste is all that. Malt, hops are more forward and decidedly grapefruit, wood is more in the aftertaste. Lighter citrus and nearly no vanilla. Balance is a bit off compared to the nose but still good.
Medium bodied with the carbonation mostly up front. Nicely warming middle through the finish. A really nice beer.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

DATE TASTED: July 27, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter... OCCASION: post-Cinders dinner drink while viewing The King's Speech... APPEARANCE: beastly swirling tornado of effervescence ripples up to a snow-white two-finger head that frames a burnt-orange body--a beautiful glass to behold... AROMA: sugary, candied fragrance sits atop the classic Stone hops head bang--worth the price of admission just to soak in its aura... PALATE: soft, mildly hopped yet beguilingly medium-bodied; warming in the throat but not intrusive; a paradox that seems to bare out the uniqueness of the beer's namesake...TASTE: provocatively complex tart--grapefruit and pepper indelibly cascade with each swallow; balanced and substantial,, but in a way that invites a second bottle... OVERALL: Playing off the film, I will say this beer does not possess a stutter-inducing ABV, but the flavor, frame and aroma, this beer has a lot going for it...the over-babble on the bottle label could be severely edited, but no mistaking the beer is one I will recommend to friends, give as a gift and seek out when disposable income is more readily available...

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Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,697 ratings.