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Liberty Station: Rumvergnugen | Stone Brewing

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4.02/5
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10 Ratings
Liberty Station: RumvergnugenLiberty Station: Rumvergnugen
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ZEB89 on 02-25-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,161
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
10
pDev:
7.71%
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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prager62
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A 500ml dated December 2016 poured in a Stone snifter.

Look- Pours a thin cola colored brown leaving a few centimeters of light tan foam. It quickly settles to ring the glass with no lacing left behind.

Smell- Spiced rum, figs, tobacco, chopped nuts and a hint of molasses.

Taste- Spiced rum once again takes center stage along with, tobacco, leather and a slight nuttiness.

Feel- Thin and slick with a very pronounced alcohol burn.

Overall- A very interesting barrel aged beer for both the style and the barrel. Rum fans should like this as it's very rum forward in smell and taste. Perhaps just a bit much as it seems on the hot side and overpowers the hazelnuts and molasses in the beer. That opinion aside, I still enjoyed it.

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Photo of Hallertau
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatthehull
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from a 500 mL bottle

A - a really pretty semi-translucent copper/brown, less than one finger light tan head and a bit of legs and lacing

S - Oak, lovely rum, tons of sugar, sweet/roasted malts, Belgian type yeast, maple syrup, caramel. soil, brown earth, vanilla, some ripe dark fruits. Man, I could smell this all day.

T - Charred oaked rum, lots of sugar, bananas, lots of sweet and some roasted malts/grains, more rum and more sugar.

M - medium body, nice balance, nice complexity, medium minus carbonation, medium acidity and a rum-tastic drink from lips to stomach

D/O - Really well done, not a style I have had to much experience with, but well done all the same. So much going on and yet so simple. One thing that surprised me is while I wasn't pounding this one by any means, it was very easy to drink and very pleasing to the palate. The kind of drink you'd bring to a dinner or bottle share. Great with a rich homemade lasagna and really warmed me up on this cool evening that turned into the a.m. To be drank, shared and aged for sure.

Final thoughts - This was a gift from my best friend of nearly 20 years, so I am not sure the price. The ABV is dangerous because while it says 10% it drinks like an ale that is less than 6%. Would love to try this on tap or on cask.

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Photo of epyon396
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seems like an odd beer by description, however tasted pretty good. Kind of a boozy dunkelweizen to me. Rum and molasses blend well with a touch of hazelnut in the background. Complex yet tasty beer IMO.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.45/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at Stone Store Pasadena, poured into a snifter.

Look: Pours nearly black, with a surprisingly light half-inch head of frothy foam that quickly dissipates.
Smell: Incredible smell! Extremely boozy with clear, sharp notes of rum hit at the beginning with hints of wood and a very slight nuttiness. Balancing notes of sweet plum and green apple. Slight banana notes stick around.
Taste: So much going on here... starts with a pretty potent sour apple profile, which transforms into an unexpected wheatiness, like burnt toast. Still finishes bitter, with a settling nuttiness and like the smell, you get a little banana again.
Feel: Medium body, really getting that molasses stickiness, but a very smooth beer with very low carbonation.

Overall, I loved this beer because of how unique it was. While I was hoping for a little more of an emergence of the malt to give it a stronger chocolate/roasty flavor to balance the fruitiness, I did thoroughly enjoy this.
UPDATE: After letting this beer settle for less than 5 minutes, in the back of my throat almost behind my nose, there was an awesome emergence of banana that is enjoyed with every breath. No monkeying around with this one

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Liberty Station: Rumvergnugen from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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