Philosopher's Stone - Two Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by carln26:
3.83/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Deep brown color with light mahogany highlights. There does seem to be decent carbonation, but virtually no head is formed, and what little is there recedes very quickly. The nose has the funky brett tartness right up front. This backed by a mild date and dark caramel sweetness. Just the lightest touch of citrus. Interesting beer. Again the brett tartness comes across prominently, but its followed quickly by a light roast malt note. There is a definite sweetness, and a light citrus finish, still accompanied by the tartness. Light, almost slick mouth feel. Good drinkability.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2006 23:27:26 | More by carln26
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3.63/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I haven't been biting on Two Brothers' anniversary series, but there aren't many dark saisons around, so I couldn't pass this one up. Tasted 23 November 2012, reviewed from notes.
Pours dark brown in the glass, but light behind it reveas some reddish tones. Clear from the top of the bottle (though dark enough that that's only apparent when backlit), cloudy from the bottom as the yeast got stirred up. One finger of light tan head, fades pretty quickly, but some decent lacing.
Smell is spicy saison yeast. Definitely darker than the average saison, with slightly more roasty flavors, and lacking the fruity buoyancy that the pale malts give so many beers in this style. Spice is difficult to describe; something along the lines of cumin, but that's not really it.
Taste is kinda dull, and lacking any real character. I just don't have a whole lot to say about it. Peppery spice, a little bitter. The malts are almost there, but just when I go looking for them, they vanish.
Medium-bodied, tingly carbonation that fades out a little too fast. Okay, not great.
An interesting beer. I like their take, and I like the way the spice works with the darker malts. But I want more from it, especially in the taste. Finished a bomber no problem, so I can't really complain.
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2012 07:01:35 | More by zeledonia
Philosopher's Stone from Two Brothers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.