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Stoner - Birrificio Brùton

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20 Reviews
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Reviews: 20
Hads: 63
Avg: 3.65
pDev: 26.03%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: stcules on 07-03-2008

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Reviews: 20 | Hads: 63
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a well-hazed, pale, hay-hued body with a smallish, altogether brief, white head.

Smell: Fairly aromatic florals, phenolic spiciness, and a hint of banana bread atop pilsner maltiness. Additional hints of menthol, muddled yeasts, scant citrus, stonefruits.

Taste: Lightly bready pils malts and a honey-tinged cereal sweetness. Rather perfumy floral tones early on. White grapefruit, apricot, and subtle banana. Generous pinch of coriander. The beer becomes a bit sourish midway with an encroaching taste of camphor, and, then, the beer quickly dries as you approach the crispish, lightly warming finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: A decent, drinkable brew.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beer21
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml, increasingly familiar Italian-style single bottle. Don't quite get the nomenclature here.

This beer pours a turbid, medium golden yellow colour, with two fat fingers of densely foamy bone-white head, which leaves a rocky landscape profile of lace around the glass as it evenly settles.

It smells of citrus rind and other fleshy tropical fruit, black pepper, grainy bread, and mildly funky yeast. The taste is gritty, almost salty pale malt, a touch of caramel sweetness, more soft tropical fruit, earthy, musty yeast, and understated leafy, kind of peppery, grassy hops. A wee bit of astringent and metallic alcohol makes itself known as it warms.

The carbonation is fairly sedate, but still representin' in its low-key frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and otherwise untethered in its smoothness. It finishes off-dry, and pithy, but pleasant enough in its malt, yeast, hop, and alcohol complexity.

A pretty agreeable BSPA, well balanced all around, and tending towards the laid-back, when put to the coals. It possesses a very low alcohol perception quotient as well, which is always a bonus, though given the name, I was expecting something a little more West Coast in bearing, y'know?

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Photo of wellsnb
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bonbini26
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy light beige color ale with a huge fluffy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of Belgian malt with delicate fruity ester and some a bready finish. Taste is very refreshing with lots of ligthly sweet Belgian malt with delicate fruity ester and a bready yeasty finish. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no signs of alcohol. Nothing extreme but a very well done Belgian ale with lots of different texture that are well integrated.

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Photo of Mudawg
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of grassy malts are present in the nose; these become stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has flavors of grassy hops along with hints of peppery spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink compared to other beers in the style and seems light compared to other Belgian Strong Pale Ales.

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Photo of mwilbur
4.34/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter. Best before 23/01/17.
A: Pours a creamy and slightly hazed lemon (slightly burnt lemon) hue with 1 inch bubbly white head. Reminiscent of lemon merengue.
S: Fresh grass and soft citrus hit first. Mild minerals, grapefruit, white pepper, and fruity alcohol.
T: Soft citrus, banana, and a hint of clove with cinnamon (makes me think of a very odd combination of pineapple-orange-banana juice and a hefeweizen...but done with excellent result). White pepper, almond milk, vanilla, fresh grass, melon, and candied fruit. With warming, mint, soft wheat, and a hint of musty funk comes through and the almond, vanilla, and melon notes become more prominent.
M: Soft and creamy feel. Medium body consistent with ABV. Sweet throughout. Mildly syrupy feel.
D: This one was a pleasant surprise! Very solid offering...complex with interesting taste note combinations. Seek it out!

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Photo of Jparkanzky
2.25/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Sampled at a local store.

A) Murky amber, head not present.

S) Smells more like an american lager than a belgium.

T) My most accurate description would be Budweiser with Orange. Need I say more?

M) Flat. All flavor comes from the after-taste.

O) Not recommended. There isn't a hint of "crispness" to be found.

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Photo of Quindar
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Syracuse12
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CHickman
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this bottle a few years back through the Rare Beer Of The Month Club, it has a best by date of 9/1/2017. Pours hazy bright yellow gold color with a huge foamy 2 finger white head that was full of bubbles of all sizes and barely moved, dissipating very slowly and then leaving good foamy spotty lacing. This is a very active brew with a tornado-like funnel swirling around the middle of the tulip glass and up to the head; real fun to watch as it never stops thanks to the yeast and the hissing as the head goes down added nice audio to the presentation. Second pour of the bomber was darker colored, closer to orange, and completely cloudy.

Smell like wheat and chalky yeast up front, followed by peppery spices, lemon zest, mild funk, candied sugar and brown sugar, toasted grains, grass, fruit like apples and berries, and a whiff of banana. Generally sweet smelling, the yeast is prominent but the aging made this aroma a soft combo of all the components mention before. No sign of the alcohol in the nose.

Flavor seems like it’s going to resemble the nose, but turns to more citrus fruit, candy like Gummy Bears, wheat bread and spices. There is some bitterness as the taste brings out grapefruit, rotting pear, orange peel and what seems like coriander, then it shifts to tart funky yeast, banana, wet grass, white pepper, apricot, cracker, toasted grains, light caramel, tea leaf and a wet rye bread finish that brings out more citrus like lemon and tangerine. It’s on the bitter side but the malty, grainy sweetness has a lot of the candied sugar and brown sugar that was stronger in the nose to mellow it out. Hints of alcohol peek through, but it mostly warms your insides up from the 7.5% ABV.

Mouthfeel is velvety smooth with real mild carbonation, a medium and almost chewy body that leads to the bitter finish that’s on the tart and sweet side with a bunch of fruit and grains giving it a classic European taste and feel. Overall I thought this was tasty and easy drinking, a nice Italian version of this classic Belgian style.

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Photo of javahead71
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of SadMachine
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Kerne
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of ckollias
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this bottle in a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a very cloudy copper hue with a white head that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass leaving a great trail and solid lace.

S: Fruity nose – mostly apricot with a caramelized fruit background.

T: Malty caramel flavor starts off crisp and finishes on the sweet side of malty.

M: Full body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent brew – complex flavors and aromas and enough alcohol to make it interesting.

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Photo of DustinSWB
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of womencantsail
2.58/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The pour is a hazed golden yellow color with a white head. A fairly bland aroma. It features notes of grass and lemon peel, maybe some straw and honey. Sort of bland and "meh", though. The flavor is really no better/different. A bit watery and stale, though there are some sweet malt and honey flavors. A touch of corn, perhaps, and a bit of grass and straw and citrus peel.

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Photo of JayQue
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Picked this one up at the Grape and Gourmet bargain table for $5. A considerable discount since most of the Italian beers are expensive. Poured into my Augustijn goblet a murky apricot color. Small delicately bubbly white head - no lacing.

Smell is mostly light fruit (apples and pears) with some Belgian yeast as well

Tastes a little like a Tripel minus the peppery spicing. The light fruit is the dominant flavor. The alcohol is more noticeable than a good Tripel too. A good strong, slightly sweet taste.

Mouthfeel is rich with a little alcohol burn. A tasty beer and a bargain at five dollars.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Suds
2.85/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a 750, this brew pours a yellow-gold color with a fizzy white head (quickly settling into an unremarkable thin sheet of white). The aroma is of apples, sugar, yeast, pepper, and a bit of alcohol. Nothing really grabs ahold of you from the smell. The taste is peppery, phenolic, bitter, carbonic, and a little warming. There's a little malt in there, but it's not dominant. Again, okay, but a little disappointing. Nice, full and lively mouthfeel. All in all, this is a forgettable brew. There's plenty of great Belgian-style pales out there, although it isn't terrible, this sure isn't one of them.

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Stoner from Birrificio Brùton
83 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.