Boscos Famous Flaming Stone Beer (Memphis) | Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co.
Tennessee, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
North America's “Original Steinbier.” Brewed using a traditional German technique, stones heated in our wood fired ovens are lowered into the beer during the brewing process, giving the beer its unique caramel character. Awarded “Three Stars” by Michael Jackson, the world’s leading beer writer.

16 IBU

Added by Gagnonsux on 02-08-2005

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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by brentk56:
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3.68/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a clear honey color with golden highlights; though the head was modest, it left plenty of lace as the liquid descended

Smell: Rather grainy, with a strong presence of caramel

Taste: Malty caramel and grainy flavors, up front, with the sweeter tones building after the swallow; grainy elements persist in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Refreshing and easy to drink, though lacking in much hop balance; tastes like a cross between a Scottish Ale and an APA

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Photo of Pav42
4.28/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsauter
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of LXIXME
3.12/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of likelee2b
4.5/5  rDev +45.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of rajreddy
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.83/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a light golden yellow with a bit of a white head. Smell brings a bit of light grain and some very faint hops. The taste has mild caramel though i mostly composed of grain. Very slight, restrained hop bitterness. Light body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Nothing technically wrong with this beer, but its very lacking in flavor.

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Photo of swh89
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of hangh
2.78/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear gold coloring with a light head that dissapeared quickly, not very clear, didn't settle too quickly.
S- Very grain-like smell, nothing much else stood out, not very impressive smell
T- Taste was somewhat bland, it has a bitter taste that sticks with you after your drink. It is definitely grainy and nothing too special
MF- Light but a little over carbonated
D- Nothing special, I wish I had purchased a growler of one of their other beers, this appears to be the one that stands out the least in samplers

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Photo of mattmarka1
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of jsprain1
2.16/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a golden honey with a thin white head that doesn't retain well or leave much lacing at all.
S- Smell is very subdued. Barely existent, perhaps. What is there is a grainy aroma.
T- Definite grain flavors. Very little in the way of caramel or other complex malts. Hop character is floral, but could definitely use more presence.
M- Light bodied, undercarbonated.
D- Not a very good pale ale. I expected more based on Boscos general high quality.

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Photo of Wheelinb
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this at the Repeal of Prohibition party in St. Louis.

I had been to Boscos in Little Rock and had this once before. It had a nice color and and aroma. I smelled chocolate faintly. It was pretty easy to drink and finished with an almost toffee taste but upfront I initially found it to be a little bland.

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Photo of grahamboudreaux
3.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Vancer
2.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Of all the beers I sampled at Bosco's, this one was not a memorable one. Very light gold with a wimpy ivory head in the shaker pint. The stone did not help at all, this was grainy and husky in both the aroma and quaff. No caramel or malt flavor in this brew.

Very light bodied and carbonated, it almost seems like a cask brew that's been left out for a couple hours. Just no character or reason to have more than one.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
2.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer has a frothy, light tan colored head and the color is mostly clear with a gold color. The aroma smells of thin, washed out grain and a wan hop note. The aroma is grainy, with some faint herbal notes, some corn-leaning DMS as well as a fruity, pale berry note with a touch of green apple.

The beer is quite light bodied and it has a bad grainy, almost corn-like finish to it. The hop character contributes a light herbal note as well as a touch of bitterness to the finish. The hops actual seem a bit green and astringent in the finish, despite being fairly muted. This beer leaves me wondering what the stone reference is to? One would expect a more pronounced caramelized grain character if it was actually heated rocks were added to this brew. I was definitely hoping for more character than this.

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Photo of mothman
2.45/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Piason
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.86/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes taken at the brewpub. The color is light copper with a smooth, creamy head. Aroma barely detected, light caramel malt is all I smell. Flavor is of caramel malts, which are especially noted in the finish. English-tasting hops provide flavor and balance. The heated stone adds the caramel flavor which makes this beer work. This probably isn't the best beer on their menu, even though it is their signature beer; however, it is extremely drinkable and lighter than expected.

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Boscos Famous Flaming Stone Beer (Memphis) from Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co.
3.1 out of 5 based on 26 ratings.
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