Stone Soup | New Glarus Brewing Company

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3.77/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Newglarusguy on 02-14-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,242
Reviews:
301
Ratings:
618
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
47
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 618 |  Reviews: 301
Photo of Lucular
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

If you gave this beer to 100 BAs I'll bet at least 90 would guess it's a hefeweizen - and a good one at that. I'm struggling with this being called a Belgian pale ale. It has classic hefe aromas and flavors of clove, banana, and bubblegum. At least it's a very tasty beer, even at 6+ months old.

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Photo of Zenboy99
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear lighter golden color. There's a 1 finger white head. Retention isn't the best, but there's a lot of carbonation bubbles rising in the glass.
The nose is a very nice sweet malty aroma. Slightly fruity. Some spices to the nose.
Taste - It is slightly sweet. I do get slight fruit, to me apple, but very slight. Minimal hops.
Feel - crisp feeling. Nice carbonation in my palate. Lighter bodied, but not watery.
Fairly easy drinking beer. Quite pleasing to my palate.

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Photo of D-Duvelicious
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StanleysCup
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really enjoy new glarus and their lagers, but this one feel short for me. Tasted like it wanted to incorporate hefeweizen elements into the base lager feel and grains, but instead sat on top giving hefeweizen orange, bubble gum and wheat, following by heavy lager yeast and grains. Has nice orange and lager malt aromas, but also smells a little like beer burps, somewhat off putting. Just didn't come together for me in feel either, with higher carbonation adding to the confusion of hefe and lager layers. Not that this was bad, just not a do over

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Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drstalker
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuckyNBeer
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New Glarus is my favorite brewery so I was really excited to give this a try again. I initially had it when I first got into craft beer and did not enjoy it at all but my palate has changed quite a bit since the late 2000s when this was originally introduced. There only appears to be a pull code on the bottle but this was just released this past summer so it should be still doing well.

Stone Soup pours a golden hue with a lot of carbonation and a very thick amount of head. Sadly the lacing dissipates quite a bit after that.

The aroma is really nice with a grain and spice combination. I can definitely notice the cloves and ginger.

The flavor is quite nice as well. It starts out sweet with the cloves and ginger present and finishes with a sweet and slightly bitter smooth finish. The spices are present throughout.

Overall this is another really enjoyable beer from New Glarus.

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Photo of LT630
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Richardalways21
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light but tasty

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Photo of Riik3
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jpb123
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Berknerj
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Undated bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy straw yellow with a thick white head that dissipates quickly leaving very little lacing. Aroma is banana that is bordering on becoming too ripe with a touch of clove and yeast. Flavor follows the nose completely. Feel is light. Overall a nice beer from a style that I usually don't appreciate.

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Photo of jbu0126
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of farrago
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Finger or so of bright white foam, slightly irregular surface, dissipates to a surface coating that stays steady at that, no real lacing to speak of. Darkly golden hued liquid, filmy, noticeably large bubbles both in beads and scattered, inviting. At first the nose is almost totally banana and bubblegum, over time clove, white pepper, damp yeast, lemon zest blend in, yellow apple, pear to apricot fruit scents appear, achieves a fine balance between richness and freshness, never feels sluggish in the nostrils. Lighter attack but in the end medium-bodied, the carbonation tends to fluff it up more than tickle the tongue. That banana, bubblegum and yeastiness more than met by spicy coriander, cardamom, clove notes. Less peppery though and more floral, lilacs and fragrant cut flowers. Clean, little funkiness or mustiness and develops a mineral water touch at the end. More scone or muffin than bread per se. More orange than lemon citrus but both present. The fruit comes off a little lean, apricot, pineapple, apple but this also helps rein in the sweetness. Very easy drinking, perhaps more expressive warmer but more poundable cold.

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Photo of d5001986
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SB2017
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Tasty beer! Overall, I was most pleased by the nose (apricot, peach, funky wheat) and the initial burst of flavor (clean, mango, mild hops at the end, mild malts in the middle). Primarily a fruity beer. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of IronTom
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcreek
3.37/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jchanley
3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bammer21
3.31/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Stone Soup from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 618 ratings