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Stone Soup - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

569 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 569
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 27
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:
Beer added by: Newglarusguy on 02-14-2007

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5/5  rDev +33%

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4.92/5  rDev +30.9%
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

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4.78/5  rDev +27.1%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%
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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4.48/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Have you ever dreamed of having a spicy, tasty Belgian that was also a session ale? Really? Never? Not even after you've down your third Bernie 12, tired to stand up, and then seen the ground rushing quickly towards you?

Well I have, I'll admit it. Trouble is, most every American brewery that's tried to make a small-alcohol BPA has been off--you either get fruity nodes or too much hop or the spice just isn't right.

Finally, an American brewer has made my dreams come true. Stone Soup pours PERFECTLY. It's like a De Dolle pour, beautiful honey champagne with a thick, soapy head.

Smells very strongly of firm BPA malt and a wonderfully complex and spicy yeast. Big huge yeast only with no burn.

Taste is a bit subdued compared to the smell, and I'm sorry to say that was a little bit offputting for the first sip. Aside from that, you basically have a solid and complex BPA--loaded with wheatmalt spice, light citrus nodes, and a wonderful yeasty twang--only without the alcohol burn of a bigger beer.

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Stone Soup from New Glarus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 569 ratings.