Winter Harvest Triple | Stone Brewing

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4.18/5
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Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BEERchitect on 06-11-2016

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4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Heavily favoring the attributes of wine, a spicy, vinously tart and fruity session ensues. Stone's Winter Harvest Tripel may have roots in the Belgian abbey but its innovative taste is much more in the ilk of French vintners.

Tawny gold and gleaning brightly, the racy ale crowns with a stark white, mid-statured, creamy froth. As the nose tingles with the bracing tartness of fruit, its light oak, vinegar and pepper join the aromatic fray. Supple in sweetness, a flavor of rosé wine with simple grain sugars and a light cobbler-like character caresses the front of the tongue.

As the winey flavors unfold, a mix of red and white wines share a medium-robust taste with nuances of tart cherry, cranberry, rhubarb, strawberry and overt red grape. Spicy with peppercorn and assertive booziness, the beer's fruity balance shifts to the heat and prickle of cognac. Light oak rounds the taste with its cashew nuttiness and light wood caramels before the taste turns decidedly tart.

Medium-bodied but solventy hot, an alcohol thinning occurs as the ale evaporates off the tongue leaving a sharp sting on the tongue and throat. Hints of vinegar and balsa ensue en route to a medium-length finish and a simmering undercurrent of brandy.

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Winter Harvest Triple from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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