Stone Liberty Station Witty Moron - Stone Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: BucannonXC5 on 06-11-2013

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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by BucannonXC5:
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: Draft
Glass: Tulip
From: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Liberty Station (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $6.00
Purchased: June 9, 2013
Consumed: June 9, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a basic black color with 2-3 fingers of tan head. Sporadic foamy lacing along the sides. Average retention on the top on the way down.

Smelled cloves right away. Also apple and green grapes. Then came the caramel, toffee and chocolate malts.

Tasted smoky ash, toffee, caramel, cloves, apple and green grapes.

Medium body. Oily-to-thin texture. Lively carbonation. Watery, abrupt finish. Clean and refreshing.

Nice mix of flavors overall. Pretty sure that was my first black witbier.

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Photo of cbutova
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes taken at Stone Liberty Station last week in SD. Glad to see some Stone beers coming out of a brewpub-esque setting.

A- Poured from the tap to an 8oz mini-goblet with a pretty much black body, some brown hints around the edges. Small light brown head with a foamy texture forms to about one finger. Decent cap retention and the small ring leaves spotty, thin lace webs.

S- Roasty cocoa with a pronounced Belgian yeast lying underneath. They integrate quite well. Roast grains, banana, coriander, orange peel, clove and some coffee hints.

T- Yeast seems to balance out with the roast grains in the flavor. The yeast brings some more spice and phenols as compared to the aroma with notes of banana, clove, coriander, pepper and citrus zest. Roast grains compliment with cocoa, coffee, toffee and cracked cereal grain coming to mind.

MF- Highly carbonated body with a light-end overall build. Semi-dry and some roast bitterness lingers in the finish. Pretty creamy overall texture.

I wasn't so sure about a Black Witbier to be honest but I could drink a few of these without getting sick of it. The spicy yeast and cocoa driven roast malts come together smoothly.

Photo of flagmantho
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on-tap in a big taster glass at Oregon Brewers Festival.

Appearance: very dark brown, crazy for a witbier but definitely as-advertised. Ivory foam with a nice lacing sits atop. Quite nice.

Smell: a very soapy and floral aroma right up front. It's alright, but not what I'm looking for in the style.

Taste: darkly astringent at first with some light roastiness. Coriander is there, too, but all together this creates this soapy character that I got in the aroma. It's certainly interesting, but it is not really my preference.

Mouthfeel: medium to light body with a good carbonation and a good creaminess. I like it.

Overall: I would not really call this a successful beer, but it is not gross or anything. It just kind of goes off in a bizarre direction that is not my personal taste.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours an opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, char, earth, citrus peel, and suntan lotion aromas. Taste is much the same with char, earth, citrus peel, yeast, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink, but the suntan lotion smell I am getting from this one is a bit odd.

Serving type: on tap.

Photo of trippytbta
4.26/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

On tap at The Brew House SJC

A: pours murky dark brown with a slight Amber hue to it

S: like typical witbier

T: the yeast comes through with a good lemon zest. Malt characters come and go through out.

M: crisp and light.

Overall: good experiment. Fun to try

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i really dug this, despite the ratings here. its a black witbier, loaded with roasted barley character and other specialty dark malts, not much chocolate either. the wit yeast is robust enough to cut through some of the dark grain intensity to show those classic citrusy fruity esters we love in the belgian wits. its lemony for sure, and really clean for a dark brew. carbonation is way up, which i think helps keep it light, as does the lower abv. roast seems to be all on the front end too, which is usually the reverse of what i taste. the yeast does most of the flavoring in the finish, very cool, sort of confusing, and eyes closed i may not immediately pick it up as a dark brew. its a style i would like to see more of, a playful brew blending ingredients we dont often enough see together. props to stone for this, i like it a lot.

Stone Liberty Station Witty Moron from Stone Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.