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Philosopher's Stone - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 74
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kmpitz2 on 09-23-2006)
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Reviews by carln26:
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carln26

Missouri

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 it’s 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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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.

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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.

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Philosopher's Stone from Two Brothers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.