Stoner - Birrificio Brùton

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: stcules on 07-03-2008

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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 19
Reviews by farrago:
Photo of farrago
4.51/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Close to two fingers of slightly off-white microfoam, cluster of slightly larger bubbles aggregate at the spot of the pour, gentle stickiness in the wispy streaks of lacing. The liquid is actually a bright lighter gold hue but it is darkened substantially by the vast amount of particulate floating around, can’t really see through it. Given the yeasty, leesy elements in the nose it remains appealingly fresh and endowed with ripe apricot, peach, pear fruit, juicy orange citrus and pressed flowers, also produces wheat germ, pretzel dough and sea salt notes, never showy but always persistent, has a long presence. Medium-bodied, soft and creamy mouth entry with gradual stiffening as the carbonation starts to slowly scrub your palate. Honey and maple syrup accents pair with that peach, apricot, cantaloupe fruit to make it sweet overall, the orange to lemon citrus has a sherbet character. No lack of wheat, rye, multigrain breads, though. Sprinkles in salt and pepper while also possessing a light mineral water quality. Strikes you as happy with itself and wanting to make you smile too.

More User Reviews:
Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
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?

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of mwilbur
4.34/5  rDev +17%
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!

Photo of Jparkanzky
2.25/5  rDev -39.4%
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.

Photo of ckollias
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Photo of womencantsail
2.58/5  rDev -30.5%
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.

Photo of JayQue
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

Photo of Suds
2.85/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

Photo of notdan
4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this tonight at Pub Italia in Ottawa.

This required an aggressive pour to develop much of a head, but resulted in a nice dense white layer of foam sitting on top of a lightly hazy golden body.

Smell was pretty classic for the style. Citrus fruit, light peppery spice, some pineapple, and a touch of musty yeast. Very pleasant.

This beer tasted more complex than I expected. In addition to what must mentioned above, I got apple and plenty of grapefruit. The hops seemed to become more and more evident as the beer warmed, revealing an intense floral character.

Carbonation was a touch low, but the beer itself was nice and creamy.

Overall a great beer. Complex, easy to drink, and delicious. Took a bit of a risk dropping $32 on a bottle at a restaurant, but certainly don't regret it.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and some banana aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I shared a 750 ML of this with friends at the Italian restaurant Terroni. They carry three Bruton brews. Its pretty cool to see a micro brew presence on this trendy eatery's drinks list.

It pours a cloudy gold color with a limp, flash in the pan head that musters up a moderate amount of lace. The aroma is sweet and malty with a citrusy edge and Belgian yeast esters. Candy floss and lemon drops mix with cloves and earthy hop notes in the taste. Pear notes and faint peppercorn and an interesting element. Alcohol heat is present in modest levels. The mouthfeel is light bodied and delicately carbonated. Residual sweetness and a minimal hop bitterness lingers in the finish.

This was a very pleasant BSPA. Its easy to drink yet very complex. A very good example of the style. A fuller malt profile would make this world class.

Photo of corby112
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy, completely opaque, dark golden yellow color with a half finger white head that immediately disappears leaving no lacing.  

Sligtly spicy aroma with a faint earthy hop presence along with a prominent bread/yeast character, light fruit and booze.  Grassy hops with some lemon zest and coriander.  Crisp citrus fruit with a strong banana and lemon presence.

Medium bodied with some soft carbonation up front which compliments the delicate hops and peppery spice.  Picking up some clove or corriander along with spicy, grassy hops up front that slowly give way to the bread/yeast flavor which is very prominent mid-palate.  Lots of banana flavor along with some tart citrus, especially lemon peel.  Mouthfeel is fuller than expected with some boozy heat in the finish.  Still this is well balanced and complex while remaining easy to drink.  An interesting take on the style.  Described as a blonde but made with malted wheat, tasting more like a reved up, yet still subtle, German wheat/heffe.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

A-Pours a cloudy, pale yellow. Big, swollen head. Head retains for most of my experience with Stoner (the name is obnoxious).

S-Yeasty, bland, hard to describe. Slightly grassy. Prickly yeast; it seems Belgian to me.

T-Grains, straw, Belgian yeast. Very bland. It has that "I'm an Italian craft brewer and have no guidance" flavor that I've experienced before.

M-To its credit, it drinks incredibly easily. The body is light and refreshing and I get no hints of booze. Carbonation is refreshing as well. High point.

O-Hate the name. Not a big fan of the flavor either. To quote one of my favorite movies "You are neither cold nor hot. So because you are lukewarm, I will spew you out of my mouth". Well it's not that bad but you get the point.

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this one to be very enjoyable. The pour was a nice golden color. The beer was on the less hazy side compared to the others I've had from Brùton. The smell was sweet and has some nice grainy aromas. Along with there there is some light pepper notes and some citrusy fruits. The head looked very nice on this brew leaving a good lacing on the glass. The taste of the beer was sweet and fruity upfront with a really refreshing clean taste, then the beer settles in and had a nice spicy aftertaste. The mouthfeel was very slick and smooth. This is a highly drinkable beer. Overall I feel that out of the 5 Brùton beers I tried tonight this one reigned supreme. All were very good but for me, I'd pick this one again and again.

Photo of stcules
2.95/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Intense orange color, quite hazy.
A beautiful white foam, two fingers, quite compact.
The smell is quite fresh, with flowers, orange peel. Background maltiness, with touches of candy sugar.
The taste is a bit less fresh. Again spices, orange peel, but overall, malty, and candy sugar.
Not bad, but a bit too heavy.
Better aftertaste, with a lot of spiciness, peppery, orange peel.
Not bad, in the end.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Photo of StaveHooks
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Prairie Teku glass
Best before 23/01/17

A - Pours a hazy orange/straw color with a billowing creamy white head. Cool bottle but takes up space in the cellar.

S - Yeasty, dusty hay, white pepper, floral/grassy hops, fruity but dry aroma with apricots, pear, muted honey and Belgian yeast. Light retention with zero lacing.

T - Fruity yeast, cantaloupe and mango fruit, pureed white peaches, hints of sweet grapefruit and lemon. The pale malts are sweet, firm and marry well with the fruit character. Some floral peppery bitterness mingles with light notes of salt and a hint of acid. Sweet upfront but the hops round out the finish with light to medium bitterness. Finishes dry.

T - Body is rich and full, creamy feel, medium smooth carbonation. Very nice mouthfeel.

This is a well crafted and well rounded Belgian Strong Pale. Nice yeast character with fruit on the forefront. This beer does well providing sweet and dry characteristics that even each other out. Very well rounded. Well done. This is one to seek out.

Stoner from Birrificio Brùton
84 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.