Stone Soup | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Newglarusguy on 02-14-2007

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Photo of drpimento
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good, but not too special. Pours with a nice white foamy head. Some lace. Hazyyellow gold. Very nice fragrant aroma more similar to Bavarian wheat than Belgian to me. Bananas, bubblegum and spice present. Fully carbonated and consistant with style. Don't pick up much alcohol. Nice balance, clean, nothing untowards all the way through finish. Sweet with some citric counterpoint.

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Photo of badbeer
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden color with a pillowy white head with good retention, but no real lacing. Smell gives me bready, clove, ginger, and perhaps a hint of lemon. I get some same characteristics in the taste as the smell, but with a little more spice and lemon to it. Strong carbonation, perhaps a bit too much, medium bodied. It's still a pretty drinkable beer despite the excess carbonation, and a pretty solid effort at a belgian style.

Additional note: I found this one to taste much better after swirling the glass to release excess carbonation. I would probably bump taste and mouthfeel up a bit after doing this, but I'm reviewing it how it came out of the bottle. Consider this a huge recommendation to let this warm and swirl your glass.

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Photo of BeerBelcher
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a good American-made Belgian strong ale. It has all the right tastes in the liquid, but somehow seems to lack a bit of the subtlety that a Belgian counterpart (like a Duvel). Still, quite good.

The beer had a thick-ish yellow appearance, with fairly abudnant head. Aroma was spicy and good. Taste was extremely clovey, perhaps too much so, with some iso-amyl-acetate flavor (banana). This beer tasted good, but its carbonation made the mouthfeel a bit rough, rather than silky. I thought this beer was rather drinkable. All-in-all, it reminded me of a Leffe Blonde, a very respectable beer to be compared against.

It is interesting to watch New Glarus become more and more focused (and better and better at) Belgian styles, which many US craft brewers do not do very well. This is one of the better offerings I've had from this brewer.

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Photo of Erdinger2003
4.55/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a giant frothy head with a great lacing and a cloudy gold color. The head stays pretty thick and doesn't dissapear. The smell reminds me of a Belgian Triple with some banana like scents. The taste is very light and thicker in body than a triple. It has the backround of banana. The mouthfeel is excellent, the body is so thick and smooth and it goes well with a light flavor. Overall the drinkability is very good, it's something that's smooth down the throat, I love this because of it's thickness. I usually don't go for a lighter beer, but this is thick bodied and full. It's smooth, very smooth and drinkable.

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3.1/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Pours into my chalice a light hay gold. Nontransparent with a thick white head that dissipates in seconds to barely a skim. When invigorated a wavy lacing reappears briefly.

Aroma: light malts, Belgian yeast with just a hint of banana and ginger, clove, coriander. Light.

Taste: light. Balanced, light malts, hints of light fruits, touches of the tropics. Easy on the palate.

Mouthfeel: way too carbonated. The carbonation makes it almost impossible to taste anything. Otherwise, light bodied, balanced in every aspect.

Drinkability: I just drank 4 in a row. Sessionable big time.

Note: I need to expand on this review after I think about this beer. My main thought is that it should sit for about 6 months so that the carbonation can mellow. It is really distracting.

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Stone Soup from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 580 ratings