Stone Reason Be Damned | Stone Brewing

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Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A sour ale with 2 lbs. of Stone Farms Passion Fruit per Barrel. There is lots of red and rosé wine flavor here, as well as plenty of oak. Some acetic sharpness and lactic acid sourness in the flavor and on the nose. Tropical fruit flavors from the Passion Fruit, and a distinct guava and berry note from the two types of wine barrels make for a distinctive, intensely fruity beer.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 08-06-2013

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I am drinking this on tap. Not a big nose but there is some fruit and light tartness.
Pours reddish amber under a 1” off-white foam cap. It is lacy with some legs.
Has a rich tropical fruit palate, some melon finished by an assertive, bitter, citrusy hop finish.
Medium body and medium high carbonation.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Stone Reason Be Damned Aged In Red Wine Barrels on tap at the 2014 Most Arrogant Bar Bash (Barleys in Greenvillle, SC).

Pours a beautiful, clear dark copper with an excellent head and lacing.

Excellent wine barrel effects. Fruity/floral aroma. Great complexity and balance. Both tart and sweet. Dry finish. Tastes better than it smells until the aftertaste when too much wine barrel remains.

O: This sipper is interesting and complex

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Vine and Barley Palm City. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Medium white head with good retention.

Smell - Very fruity. Lots of oak and red wine. Pale malt.

Taste - Not what I expected at all. Immediately oaky. The base Belgian beer lends some yestiness and spice. Passion fruit kicks in behind it. It gets sour and oaky. Lots of wine in the finishand a little bit of solvent lingers.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. All over the place and a little tough to drink.

Overall - Well it's a fascinating combination, but it's also a little off putting. Worth a try.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ale aged in red wine barrels

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Stone Reason Be Damned from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 163 ratings
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