1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Stone Cali-Belgique (Red Wine Barrel Aged) - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Stone Cali-Belgique (Red Wine Barrel Aged)
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
88
very good

91 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 91
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-09-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 91 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

mc4z, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Boski
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Boski, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of BcOneSeven
4/5  rDev +1%

BcOneSeven, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of Rogorama
4/5  rDev +1%

Rogorama, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of jlisuk
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

jlisuk, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Btip1969
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Btip1969, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of kingjohnh
4/5  rDev +1%

kingjohnh, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of Joshmistake
4/5  rDev +1%

Joshmistake, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of ohiobeer29
2.25/5  rDev -43.2%

ohiobeer29, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of rfgetz
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

rfgetz, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev +1%

Cynic-ale, May 31, 2014
Photo of JimmyFlatRock
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

JimmyFlatRock, May 20, 2014
Photo of Zonian1
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Zonian1, May 17, 2014
Photo of mattsucks
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

mattsucks, May 17, 2014
Photo of Samuel906
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Tried this at the same time as the white wine barrel version. Personally, I think that the white barrel aging suited the original style better and resulted in a better beer. The red is by no means a bad beer, but it did not resonate as strongly with me as the white. With the red, some of the stronger flavors, astringency, and more distinct wood flavor covered up some of the more delicate flavors of the base beer. Still fantastically complex and a super easy drinker. A great variant of one of my favorite beers.

Samuel906, May 14, 2014
Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev +1%

GJ40, May 13, 2014
Photo of craftbrew502
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

craftbrew502, May 12, 2014
Photo of memphischas
4/5  rDev +1%

memphischas, May 12, 2014
Photo of Mphis
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Mphis, May 11, 2014
Photo of Bnoise11
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Bnoise11, May 05, 2014
Photo of thagr81us
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from tap in to a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a two finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark fruit, earth, spice, wood, banana, and very subtle red wine. The flavor was of sweet malt, red wine, oak, spice, earth, and subtle funk. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. The red wine was the star of the show on this one if I'm honest. Very spicy and earthy which is what you would expect from a red wine. The barrel added a slightly note to it but it definitely was as prominent as the wine itself. Made it very easy to drink for me as I enjoy red wine from time to time. Granted, it wasn't a life changing experience sadly.

thagr81us, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Artjsantos
4/5  rDev +1%

Artjsantos, Mar 29, 2014
Stone Cali-Belgique (Red Wine Barrel Aged) from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.