Stone Soup - New Glarus Brewing Company

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very good

567 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 567
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 28
Gots: 24 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Newglarusguy on 02-14-2007)
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5/5  rDev +33%

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4.93/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz poured into a globe glass
A- Hazy golden color with sevral bands of suspended sediment
S- Friuty, with a bit of clove comng through
T- Emphasis on the clove and ginger, somewhat like a pumpkin pie
M- Very good
D- Absolutley, very smooth, and I am generally not a big fan of belgian ales

Photo of beachscrat
4.8/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

purchased from a 12 by 12 oz sample bottle pack. poured into a Duvel chalice with laser etched bubble party in full effect.

appearance is cloudy, not much head retention unfortunately.

smeill: pale fruits abound. heavy pear, then light banana, and a kiss of apple. glorious!

taste: clean, delicious and pure. these guys are the champs. besides tommy and vinny, no one state-side even comes close.

mouthfeel: nothing spectacular, i would love a good full bodied finish on this one.

drinkability: smooth, delicate, fancy. pour that champagne in to the dog dish and give this a shot instead. toe to toe could kick the hell outta any french champagne at twice the price.

Photo of mariposafan
4.78/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a bright yellow-gold with a huge head that dissipates to lingering foam over the course of a few minutes. Some frothiness and lacing persists.

The smell is the whole Belgian yeast thing - winter spices with bananas and some sweetness.

The taste is similar to the smell but the sweetness isn't as pronounced and what there is is held at bay by some pleasant tartness. The taste isn't aggressive but it's also not meek - pretty much a perfect taste for a beer that can be enjoyed with a meal or by itself. Reminds me of a less forceful tripel.

The feel is a bit too watery for me, though the higher than normal carbonation helps some in this regard.

As for drinkability, all day if I took it slow enough. Just a wonderfully comfortable beer that I could have with virtually any meal.

I first had this beer a year before I really got into beer and I wish I had followed up on it then. This is comfort food in a bottle.

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4.68/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

German hops, Belgian yeast and English Malt combine to form a single beer with optimal traits from Europe's best ingredients. Although some might classify this as a "summer beer," I think its versatile qualities make it a refreshing brew for any season or occasion. Highly underrated based on the reviews I have read.

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4.55/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a giant frothy head with a great lacing and a cloudy gold color. The head stays pretty thick and doesn't dissapear. The smell reminds me of a Belgian Triple with some banana like scents. The taste is very light and thicker in body than a triple. It has the backround of banana. The mouthfeel is excellent, the body is so thick and smooth and it goes well with a light flavor. Overall the drinkability is very good, it's something that's smooth down the throat, I love this because of it's thickness. I usually don't go for a lighter beer, but this is thick bodied and full. It's smooth, very smooth and drinkable.

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4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is a hazy, pale gold, with a cloud of floaty yeast in the middle of the glass. The head is a clean white with a foaminess like bubble bath. lacing is minimum.

The aroma is of sour fruit and spicy yeast. There's also a bit of dense citrus, like orange peel.

Flavor is deliciously refreshing. Light fruit, faint yeastiness, and a crisp, crackery malt. Mouthfeel is adequately viscous with a perfect amount of carbonation.

Another incredibly drinkable beer by New Glarus, and a testament to their ability to brew any style with complexity and finesse.

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Stone Soup from New Glarus Brewing Company
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