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Stone Soup - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

551 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 551
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 28
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by barnzy78:
Photo of barnzy78
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%

A - very hazy golden body with a bubbly white head that holds decent retention; littlebfor lacing
S - Belgian yeast, fruity, banana, biscuity, grassy, nutty
T - biscuity, fruity, yeast, spice, banana, lemon, grass; refreshing with nice complexity
M - creamy and tangy, finishes a bit tart with a lingering lemon taste
O - excellent example of the style; refreshing and goes down easy. No complaints here, but there usually aren't any with New Glarus

barnzy78, Oct 10, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.1/5  rDev -17.6%

Pours into my chalice a light hay gold. Nontransparent with a thick white head that dissipates in seconds to barely a skim. When invigorated a wavy lacing reappears briefly.

Aroma: light malts, Belgian yeast with just a hint of banana and ginger, clove, coriander. Light.

Taste: light. Balanced, light malts, hints of light fruits, touches of the tropics. Easy on the palate.

Mouthfeel: way too carbonated. The carbonation makes it almost impossible to taste anything. Otherwise, light bodied, balanced in every aspect.

Drinkability: I just drank 4 in a row. Sessionable big time.

Note: I need to expand on this review after I think about this beer. My main thought is that it should sit for about 6 months so that the carbonation can mellow. It is really distracting.

DaPeculierDane, Mar 08, 2007
Photo of dmheinz57
4/5  rDev +6.4%

dmheinz57, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of delaced21
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

delaced21, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of orbitalr0x
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

12oz bottle. Pours into my glass a hazy light yellow with a fizzy inch of bubbly white head on top. Lots of active carbonation. Aromas start with a mix of banana and clove. Yeast spiciness with some crisp pale malts in the background. A touch of hops in there as well. Pretty nice.

First sip brings a pale grain malt upfront that's quickly met by a mix of banana, clove and ginger. A light fruity aspect as there as it flows down with some nice yeasty spiciness. It finishes with just a touch of hops on the way down. Tasty brew.

Mouthfeel has a solid creaminess to it with good steady carbonation. Goes down smooth, making this an easy to drink brew. Overall it's pretty tasty, but it didn't blow me away. A solid offering from New Glarus as usual.

orbitalr0x, Oct 25, 2007
Photo of equinox1
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

equinox1, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Twifiter
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Twifiter, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Jason
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%

Abbey single here, pale golden color. Clear because the small amount of sediment was left in the bottle. Good lacing on the glass. Faintly complex aroma with bubblegum/taffy, medicinal herb and a biscuity malt. Big push of crispness is followed by a smoothness that floats the moderate sized body. Peach and pear fruitiness mix with a peppery flavor. Dry malt character comes off quite clean and the yeast drops some medicinal phenols to show its Belgian-esque flare. Hops are mild with more flavor than bitterness. Finishes with a nutty yeast and malt combo on the dry side.

Can't see drinking this one on its own, it is most certainly begging to be paired with a lunch though.

Jason, Apr 20, 2009
Photo of warriorsoul
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%

Thanks to kmpitz2 for the unexpected hand-off...he's cool like that.
Honeycomb in color with a full two fingers of sticky, dense white head...suprisingly disappears quick with some decent lacing.
Spiced yeast up front with just a hint of floral hops.
Taste is what you'd expect from NG...clean, not overly hopped, and very true to the style. Less spice than what the nose was indicating, but an incredible yeast flavor.
With a little less carbonation, this would be a true session beer for me...
Tasty offering to say the least...well done.

warriorsoul, May 14, 2007
Photo of badbeer
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%

Golden color with a pillowy white head with good retention, but no real lacing. Smell gives me bready, clove, ginger, and perhaps a hint of lemon. I get some same characteristics in the taste as the smell, but with a little more spice and lemon to it. Strong carbonation, perhaps a bit too much, medium bodied. It's still a pretty drinkable beer despite the excess carbonation, and a pretty solid effort at a belgian style.

Additional note: I found this one to taste much better after swirling the glass to release excess carbonation. I would probably bump taste and mouthfeel up a bit after doing this, but I'm reviewing it how it came out of the bottle. Consider this a huge recommendation to let this warm and swirl your glass.

badbeer, Mar 14, 2007
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Thanks to slasher007 for this bottle.

Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. The smell is sweet with a large fruity component. Very nice. The flavor is heavy on the fruit and malty sweetness with bananas and cloves being apparent. There is also a Belgian yeast character. Nothing necessarily stands out in this beer but everything meshes together nicely. A very drinkable beer that I would love to try again when the weather warms up.

Mora2000, Dec 28, 2009
Photo of fenlop54
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

fenlop54, May 06, 2014
Photo of NoetheMatt
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

NoetheMatt, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of mrw1zard
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

mrw1zard, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +6.4%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall New Glarus Signature Pilsner Glass.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy yellowish golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of white head that slowly fade into a thinner layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: An interesting mix of yeasty, spicy, and fruity esters with a good dose of bready malt. Upfront Belgian yeast with hints of funk, clove, coriander, and white pepper spicing. Pale malt and wheat with bready hints of grains, straw, cracker, and biscuit. Good hints of banana fruit and bubblegum. Citrus fruit hints of orange, lemon zest, mango, and pineapple. Some earthy hops in the background as well. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a good mix of yeasty esters, spice, fruit, and bready malts with a Belgian twist. Upfront Belgian yeast with some funk and spicy notes of clove, white pepper, and coriander. Bready pale malt and wheat with notes of grains, biscuit, straw, and crackers. Big taste of bananas. Some bubblegum taste. Citrus fruit notes of orange, pineapple, mango, and lemon zest. Some earthy hops come through towards the finish. A good yeasty and zesty taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp, zesty, and very smooth feel.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a lighter Belgian style ale. Good yeasty taste with some nice fruit and malt notes.

MattyG85, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of DrKarl
4.25/5  rDev +13%

DrKarl, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of Dinkel
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Dinkel, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

sgttibbs, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.35/5  rDev -10.9%

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a bright yellow body with a very slight haze and a big boiling carbonation racing to the surface. The snow-white head on top is made of big bursting bubbles and fades to a thin film after a bit.

S- The soft smell of soapy lemon is nice with a yeasty note and some smooth wheat notes. There is a hint of clove that adds a nice spice and some noble hops in the finish that increase as the beer warms.

T- The soft pale malt flavor blends with yeasty notes of bright tartness. The finish is a tartness followed by a bitterness that I presume is from hops. As the beer warms there is a note of dry field corn in the malt notes.

M- This beer has a big fizzy soda pop finish that washes out much of the flavor with a light mouthfeel buried underneath.

D- This beer has some nice yeasty tart flavors and a good soft grain and malt quality but the flavors are really covered up by the fizz. I don't taste the depth as described on the label and I was envisioning a totally different beer. Perhaps in a warm summer month I will try the rest of the 6-pack and have a different opinion. If so I will re review, but as of now I'm a bit under whelmed.

rhoadsrage, Apr 03, 2007
Photo of richkrull
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%

Got this one in a New Glarus sampler at Cambridge Cooler in Cambridge, WI.

Poured into a pint glass a hazy dark golden straw color with a good amount of head. Bit of a citrus smell. A nice medium bodied beer with a good flavor including quite a bit of citrus. Nice smooth drinking beer, very good and easy to drink. I wasn't sure what to expect from this beer as I wasn't even sure of the style going in, but I really liked it and wouldn't mind having a few more.

richkrull, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

acurtis, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of weonfire
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

weonfire, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Alex_Weinard
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Alex_Weinard, May 16, 2014
Photo of IntriqKen
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%

Pours a very cloudy medium lemon color with a small white head that disappears quickly.

Aromas of funky Belguim yeasts and sharp spice.

Taste is candy sugar pale malt, some tropical fruits, white pepper, and a finish of bread and unpleasant soap.

Aftertaste is a bit soapy and sharp from the white pepper spice flavors.

Mouthfeel is very tingly.

Different, but only ok.

IntriqKen, Apr 24, 2007
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Stone Soup from New Glarus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 551 ratings.