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Stone Soup - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

513 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 513
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%


Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Newglarusguy on 02-14-2007)
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Beertron

Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Alright, this was a bottle poured into a pint glass and left to warm to a decent temperature.

A - Huge, rapidly dissipating, bright white head. Very rocky and active, with carb bubbles of all sizes -- this stuff's alive (and it might even have ADHD). Unfiltered golden orange, or light caramel, in color with rapid bubbles throughout.

S - Citric Belgian yeast (tangy smelling) with toasty malt and plantain scents. A little dry-roasted peanut smell mixed in. This smells wonderful.

T - Taste is strange compared to the smell. The yeasty citrus smells show up on the palate and those soft hops hit at the end for a light bitter note akin to orange rind. This has a dry minerality and some lighter spice characteristics -- cardamom, fennel seed and coriander. This is REALLY subtle and after a few sips, its becoming more bland. Getting to the point where its difficult to note the tastes at all as they're mellowing far too much. Overall, this has a good balance but I'm wishing it was just slightly more bold in its flavor characteristics.

M - The mouthfeel here is relatively light and watery, similar to mineral water. The light hops stick to the bitter sensors in the back. The carbonation isn't nearly as overbearing to the mouthfeel as you would think from looking at it. Overall, its good by anything bad being mostly unnoticeable.

D - This is a tough one. Surely, you could drink plenty of these without overwhelming the palate or the tummy (or probably even the brain -- I'm not sure since it doesn't list the ABV). However, it's become so cloying after 3/4 of one that it certainly doesn't cause me to run and grab another. I'm adjusting the score to show that you could drink many, but you might not have a massive desire to do so.


Overall, I think this beer is a pretty good American version of the style. However, I think that it's slightly less bold in flavor than most in this class. Pump in a little bit more malt to this bugger and this would be stupendous.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2007 02:26:11 | More by Beertron
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Stone Soup from New Glarus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 513 ratings.