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Lymestone Stone Brood

Lymestone Stone Brood
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Brewed by Lymestone
Style: Bitter
Stone, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Cask; Status uncertain. Also available bottled.
Up on the roof of the Lymestone Brewery, the Lymestone bees have been busy making the sweetest honey from local fields and gardens. Literally stung into action, Brad the Brewer has created this rich, dark beer from the Lymestone bees honey and the finest chocolate malt. Velvety chocolate gives way to a balanced bittersweet finish. Easy drinking and very moreish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3859) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle. Brown with a small head. Slightly sweet with traces of honey as you would expect. Got better the longer I drank it but still not that impressed. Amusing label though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
Fine. Turn down the bass you say? Turn up the vocals and guitar I say. We all win.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
Situations do change perceptions. It was so hot my hands were sliding over the fretboard due to a slick layer of sweat. So, this may have been better sampled in cooler climes. I love Stone though, beautiful place, nice bike shop I recall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOBBDrinker (66) - - MAR 14, 2013
A strange example of a honey beer, there is no real aroma apart from the classic roasted malts but this is not the case for the taste. There are strong caramel and malty flavours which are mellowed by the addition of the lymestone breweries honey. The honey makes the beer slicker than some similar beer and reduces the bitterness, with hints of sweetness. A great amber to brown beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_cross (593) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle; red amber; flavours of roast and caramel malt, coffee, developing into a fairly rich, warm, bitter and slightly dry finish; the unobtrusive honey is in the background throughout and helps to develop a smooth mouthfeel; not what Iíd expect from a honey beer. Itís the beeís knees.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3483) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
Tall brown 500ml bottle Best Before End of June 2012: poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 2nd May 2012. Looked good: red/amber body, clear and clean, on top a biege foaming head of closely knit bubbles. Pleasant malty smell, no honey aroma though (honey is within the ingrediants). The taste also has malty front (hints of dark chocolate): a hop bitterness soon arrives though and this isnít a sweet brew at all. Full bodied and filling: a fine beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
foxo82 (673) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle from Best Western Moat House Hotel, Stoke-on-Trent. Pours a chocolate brown with reddish tint. Cloudy. Minimal head. A strong, roasted/toasted aroma. Full of flavour - far more than its 4.4 ABV would have you expect - malt, caramel, chocolate. Not much honey, despite the manufacturerís description. Initially bitter with a medium finish. A little thin on the palate but still a lovely beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2604) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours dark copper with a medium head. Aroma is honey and chestnut malt. Taste is slightly smoked to start. Dark malty, chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7937) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle. Copper with a thick beige foam. Aromas are weetabix and toffee with mixed berries and fudge. Light aniseed with earthy, herbal notes. Flavours are vinous fruits with sweet toffee malts and some molasses. Chocolate with some dark honey. Spicy with dry, black tea. Fruity and dry on the finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7099) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2011 Bottle from Alexander Wines, Coventry. Firstly, bonus points for subverting my expectations of English honey beer which are; 1) the beer must be pale, 2) the beer must be shit. This fits neither box. Eyebrow-raising chestnut with slim, clinging cappuccino head. Jellied orange, discreetly earthy, creamy chestnut aroma more akin to some Belgian-influenced big Italian honey beers Iíve had that the standard, undrinkable English attempts. Drying and tannic with some black/green tea character, good bitterness, earthy malts, some length in the finish suggestive of milk chocolate Hobnobs. Full bodied, some Ribena and honey notes, a dab of sour, black bean sauce? Honey dirtied, bittered, spooned with earth and Hobnob crumbs. Could session this. The second notable dark Lymestone beer Iíve had in the last couple of weeks, and probably the best English beer Iíve ever had containing honey.

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