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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Belgian Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A hoppy menage a trois of epic proportions, Magic Stone Dog is a rustic farmhouse pale ale mash up. Brewed in collaboration with Greg Koch (Stone) and Rich and Stu (Magic Rock) just before our AGM, Magic Stone Dog has the best qualities of a saison and a pale ale, combined.
The nose has a citrus punch straight from the US West Coast, boasting zest, pineapple and orange notes, offset against a big spicy clove warmth courtesy of the saison yeast.
This continues into the flavour, where the best of both worlds combine - orange, spice, a touch of lemony tartness - and sit alongside a thirst- quenching dryness and refreshing effervescence. This bright, zesty, subtly tart, Belgian-inspired brew is the perfect beer to enjoy during the Indian summer we all know is definitely coming. Definitely. For sure.
Malts: Extra Pale Amber Wheat Rye Oats
Hops: Amarillo Simcoe
Twist: Mash up style with both saison and pale ale character

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (374) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a light golden with a little bit of fine white head. Nose is fresh citrus and pineapple hoppy notes, some banana esters and a little clove. Lovely, balanced nose. Flavor is more of the same. A good what of citrus, spice and hay notes from the rye and wheat respectively, a little hint of lemon, a little yeasty funk, and a very very dry and crisp finish. Fizzy on the palate with medium to light body. Pretty balanced and drinkable, while not being boring. Good work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nisse666 (4435) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle from local SB cons 2014-11-27 Göteborg AR: first bready, then watery lime yeasty. AP: pale golden cleat, frothy quickly deminshing semi transparent dirty white head F: fizzy, thin feeling , lemon meat, sour, thin body, grape fruit bitterness,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5583) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear golden, medium white head. Fruity, spicy aroma, notes of mango and papaya. Light to medium bodied, high carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Psytron (1371) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Smell of hops, spruce. Amber colour, white head. Aroma of hop, grapefruit, grass, spruce. Bitter. Dry palate, citric body. Lively carbon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4807) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle at Brew, Thonglor, Bangkok. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is yeast, citrus mineral, light hop. The flavour is light bitter with a light zesty citrus mineral hop bitter palate. Light bodied with average carbonation. The saison side shines through. A great session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19809) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Hazy golden, mid sized head. Grass, green apples and marzipan up front. Mid sweet with medium body and crisp, rounded mouthfeel. Fruity with light citrus, plenty of marzipan. Mid bitter finish. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
venom666 (390) - Elche, SPAIN - NOV 24, 2014
Hazy golden color with a big efluffy white head. Aroma is yeasty and floral, with champagne/cider hints, green apple and slightly hops. Medium-bodied. high carbonation (too much IMO). Tastes as the typical Saison, starting with a floral, yeasty, citrusy notes, with green apple peel and spices, finishing with a tartness punch, due to lemon peel I guess, and a generous but not predominant bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17224) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
Draft @ Bishops Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor with citrus hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (917) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - NOV 24, 2014
BOTTLE 33 CL. Blonde fruit and wildflower perfume, spicy - peppercorn, clove, green pepper? and some herbal hops. In short, it is like any other saison - but it is not a bad thing, is it? Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiammanghilla (638) - Genova, ITALY - NOV 23, 2014
Bottiglia 33 cl, comprata da Giangaspero e bevuta a casa. Chiara con schiuma grossolana persistente. Secca e molto decisa, bel luppolo e finale lievito. Buona

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