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Third Stone Brown - Empyrean Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

130 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Empyrean Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A myth shattering ale that proves all dark beers don't have to be filling. Sweetly smooth with nutty hints of roasted caramel flavor. Brewed with American, Canadian and English grown barley and American hops.

13 IBU

(Beer added by: PhantomVodoo on 07-29-2002)
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

renae1979, Aug 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Drank a couple of these with a buddy during a homebrew session, bottle mentioned best by August (hopefully 2014), so there might be some fresher bottles out there. Poured (into a pint glass) a deep, rich mahogany with a 1/2 finger of off-white (maybe leaning towards tan) head. Dissipated rapidly. The appearance was the best part of this brew. Had to work hard to get a nose on this one, but some bready notes and a hint of apple/pear(?) came through eventually. The taste was smooth, not overpowering... it was a bit tart on the front end, just a bit of alcohol (funny for a 5.3%). Mild malt character and pretty balanced bitterness (for a low IBU). Par for the course for a brown ale (at least from my experience). Pretty nice mouthfeel on this, with some fair-to-middlin' carbonation keeping things interesting considering the medium body. As mentioned off the bat, definitely towards the end of the shelf life, but promising... would like to try a fresher bottle down the road to re-evaluate the aroma and taste. I won't turn one down at the next homebrew club meeting.

Mikus, Aug 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

RDW, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

yankees27, Jul 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

cmoore32, Jul 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

BearMittens, Jul 25, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

KlayWey, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

woogie359, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Chucker17, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Tom-Peters, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

csmalley, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

barryjg, Jun 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

XmnwildX12, May 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

KarlHungus, Apr 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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psmith161, Mar 27, 2014
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bigolwilly, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

kraticus41, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

dtomes, Jan 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Shawner, Dec 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

jera1350, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

brandon911, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
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Third Stone Brown from Empyrean Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.