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Stoner - Birrificio Brùton

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.18%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birrificio Brùton visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stcules on 07-03-2008)
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Reviews by notdan:
Photo of notdan
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

notdan, Jul 15, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

ste5venla, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.8/5  rDev +3%
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?

biboergosum, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of bonbini26
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

bonbini26, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Phyl21ca, Feb 01, 2010
Photo of Mudawg
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Mudawg, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

metter98, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of mwilbur
4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
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!

mwilbur, May 02, 2014
Photo of Jparkanzky
2.2/5  rDev -40.4%
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.

Jparkanzky, Apr 13, 2011
Photo of Quindar
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Quindar, May 20, 2014
Photo of SadMachine
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

SadMachine, May 04, 2014
Photo of Kerne
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Kerne, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of ckollias
4.06/5  rDev +10%
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.

ckollias, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of DustinSWB
4.5/5  rDev +22%

DustinSWB, May 01, 2014
Photo of womencantsail
2.58/5  rDev -30.1%
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.

womencantsail, Jul 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

JayQue, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Hellpop65, May 18, 2014
Photo of Suds
2.83/5  rDev -23.3%
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.

Suds, Apr 04, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

delgotit99, May 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

themanilow, May 16, 2014
Photo of GeorgeCarroll
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of breakingbland
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

breakingbland, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of PTEdelman
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

PTEdelman, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -3%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

CAMRAhardliner, Sep 02, 2009
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Stoner from Birrificio Brùton
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