Stone Soup - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by Josievan:
4.22/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Cloudy hefeweizen color. Lovely pillowy head.
Smell: Bready yeast with mild spicing.
Taste: Some say they can taste bubblegum flavors in hefeweizens. I never have, but I sure do in this beer! This sweet bubblegum, which I'm probably getting from the cloves, is the dominant flavor. There's also a good amount of yeast and a touch of light fruit.
Mouthfeel: Light and smooth, like a slightly less creamy hefeweizen.
Drinkability: Easy drinking, for sure. Sweetness could slightly hinder the palette if one wants to drink other beers following this one.
Notes: I'm pretty unfamiliar with Belgian Pale Ales, but this seems remarkably similar to a hefeweizen to me. Not quite as bready, not quite as creamy, and a tad more fruity, but still has the major qualities of a good hefe. This is certainly not a complaint, and mostly just shows my ignorance of Belgian "singles". Regardless of all this, it's another winner from New Glarus!
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2009 22:44:15 | More by Josievan
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3.7/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle into a snifter. The brew is a clear yellow color with persistent white froth from rising bubbles resting atop. Some patchy lace sticks.
The smell includes notes of clove, pear, apple and herbal grassy hops. A sweetness like belgian candy sugar is also present.
The taste is much the same, clove spice blending to grassy hops. Some pear/apple skin fruitiness with some straw aftertaste break things up.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. A decent mix of character that I wasnt crazy about but the hops kinda worked with the yeasty spice since it wasnt too bitter.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2014 19:55:13 | More by stakem
Stone Soup from New Glarus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 513 ratings.