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Stoner | Birrificio Brùton

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Birrificio Brùton

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 07-03-2008

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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by farrago:
Photo of farrago
4.51/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Close to two fingers of slightly off-white microfoam, cluster of slightly larger bubbles aggregate at the spot of the pour, gentle stickiness in the wispy streaks of lacing. The liquid is actually a bright lighter gold hue but it is darkened substantially by the vast amount of particulate floating around, can’t really see through it. Given the yeasty, leesy elements in the nose it remains appealingly fresh and endowed with ripe apricot, peach, pear fruit, juicy orange citrus and pressed flowers, also produces wheat germ, pretzel dough and sea salt notes, never showy but always persistent, has a long presence. Medium-bodied, soft and creamy mouth entry with gradual stiffening as the carbonation starts to slowly scrub your palate. Honey and maple syrup accents pair with that peach, apricot, cantaloupe fruit to make it sweet overall, the orange to lemon citrus has a sherbet character. No lack of wheat, rye, multigrain breads, though. Sprinkles in salt and pepper while also possessing a light mineral water quality. Strikes you as happy with itself and wanting to make you smile too.

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Photo of imbibehour
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Two finger bleach white head, with some rocky like retention and a creamy top. Settles quickly to a one finger head on top of a muddy somewhat yellow body. Looks a little frozen, with a few floaties even with a controlled decant.

Very nice Belgian classic aroma. Soft white cake mixing with florals and fruit pear notes. Slightly juiced fruit, and hints of really nice cream. Excellent amounts of fruit character and soft sugars, with an almost perfume like quality.

Palate brings some twinge and good flavors. Full rich mouthfeel but also with a honey thickness that doesn't go too overboard. Sweet honey mid palate mixing with much of the fruit characters of pear and apple, with a bit of floral notes and pollen. Aftertaste has a bit of milky sweet like character, but manages to maintain a great yeast punch. Some of the boozy character manages to kick in a bit though.

A very unique tasting Belgian that hits almost excellent solid tripel like warmth, but with a bit of a flat flavor, but great fruit angles.

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Photo of Beer21
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml, increasingly familiar Italian-style single bottle. Don't quite get the nomenclature here.

This beer pours a turbid, medium golden yellow colour, with two fat fingers of densely foamy bone-white head, which leaves a rocky landscape profile of lace around the glass as it evenly settles.

It smells of citrus rind and other fleshy tropical fruit, black pepper, grainy bread, and mildly funky yeast. The taste is gritty, almost salty pale malt, a touch of caramel sweetness, more soft tropical fruit, earthy, musty yeast, and understated leafy, kind of peppery, grassy hops. A wee bit of astringent and metallic alcohol makes itself known as it warms.

The carbonation is fairly sedate, but still representin' in its low-key frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and otherwise untethered in its smoothness. It finishes off-dry, and pithy, but pleasant enough in its malt, yeast, hop, and alcohol complexity.

A pretty agreeable BSPA, well balanced all around, and tending towards the laid-back, when put to the coals. It possesses a very low alcohol perception quotient as well, which is always a bonus, though given the name, I was expecting something a little more West Coast in bearing, y'know?

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Photo of wellsnb
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of bonbini26
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy light beige color ale with a huge fluffy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of Belgian malt with delicate fruity ester and some a bready finish. Taste is very refreshing with lots of ligthly sweet Belgian malt with delicate fruity ester and a bready yeasty finish. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no signs of alcohol. Nothing extreme but a very well done Belgian ale with lots of different texture that are well integrated.

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Photo of Mudawg
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of grassy malts are present in the nose; these become stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has flavors of grassy hops along with hints of peppery spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink compared to other beers in the style and seems light compared to other Belgian Strong Pale Ales.

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Photo of mwilbur
4.34/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter. Best before 23/01/17.
A: Pours a creamy and slightly hazed lemon (slightly burnt lemon) hue with 1 inch bubbly white head. Reminiscent of lemon merengue.
S: Fresh grass and soft citrus hit first. Mild minerals, grapefruit, white pepper, and fruity alcohol.
T: Soft citrus, banana, and a hint of clove with cinnamon (makes me think of a very odd combination of pineapple-orange-banana juice and a hefeweizen...but done with excellent result). White pepper, almond milk, vanilla, fresh grass, melon, and candied fruit. With warming, mint, soft wheat, and a hint of musty funk comes through and the almond, vanilla, and melon notes become more prominent.
M: Soft and creamy feel. Medium body consistent with ABV. Sweet throughout. Mildly syrupy feel.
D: This one was a pleasant surprise! Very solid offering...complex with interesting taste note combinations. Seek it out!

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Photo of Jparkanzky
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Sampled at a local store.

A) Murky amber, head not present.

S) Smells more like an american lager than a belgium.

T) My most accurate description would be Budweiser with Orange. Need I say more?

M) Flat. All flavor comes from the after-taste.

O) Not recommended. There isn't a hint of "crispness" to be found.

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Photo of Quindar
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Syracuse12
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CHickman
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this bottle a few years back through the Rare Beer Of The Month Club, it has a best by date of 9/1/2017. Pours hazy bright yellow gold color with a huge foamy 2 finger white head that was full of bubbles of all sizes and barely moved, dissipating very slowly and then leaving good foamy spotty lacing. This is a very active brew with a tornado-like funnel swirling around the middle of the tulip glass and up to the head; real fun to watch as it never stops thanks to the yeast and the hissing as the head goes down added nice audio to the presentation. Second pour of the bomber was darker colored, closer to orange, and completely cloudy.

Smell like wheat and chalky yeast up front, followed by peppery spices, lemon zest, mild funk, candied sugar and brown sugar, toasted grains, grass, fruit like apples and berries, and a whiff of banana. Generally sweet smelling, the yeast is prominent but the aging made this aroma a soft combo of all the components mention before. No sign of the alcohol in the nose.

Flavor seems like it’s going to resemble the nose, but turns to more citrus fruit, candy like Gummy Bears, wheat bread and spices. There is some bitterness as the taste brings out grapefruit, rotting pear, orange peel and what seems like coriander, then it shifts to tart funky yeast, banana, wet grass, white pepper, apricot, cracker, toasted grains, light caramel, tea leaf and a wet rye bread finish that brings out more citrus like lemon and tangerine. It’s on the bitter side but the malty, grainy sweetness has a lot of the candied sugar and brown sugar that was stronger in the nose to mellow it out. Hints of alcohol peek through, but it mostly warms your insides up from the 7.5% ABV.

Mouthfeel is velvety smooth with real mild carbonation, a medium and almost chewy body that leads to the bitter finish that’s on the tart and sweet side with a bunch of fruit and grains giving it a classic European taste and feel. Overall I thought this was tasty and easy drinking, a nice Italian version of this classic Belgian style.

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Photo of javahead71
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of SadMachine
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Kerne
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of RBorsato
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ckollias
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this bottle in a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a very cloudy copper hue with a white head that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass leaving a great trail and solid lace.

S: Fruity nose – mostly apricot with a caramelized fruit background.

T: Malty caramel flavor starts off crisp and finishes on the sweet side of malty.

M: Full body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent brew – complex flavors and aromas and enough alcohol to make it interesting.

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Photo of DustinSWB
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of womencantsail
2.58/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The pour is a hazed golden yellow color with a white head. A fairly bland aroma. It features notes of grass and lemon peel, maybe some straw and honey. Sort of bland and "meh", though. The flavor is really no better/different. A bit watery and stale, though there are some sweet malt and honey flavors. A touch of corn, perhaps, and a bit of grass and straw and citrus peel.

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