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RATINGS: 750   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Stone 13th Anniversary Ale pours brilliant deep red with a light tan foam. Up front, the aroma is all piney, resinous and citrus hops. Upon tasting, the hops are still on the front, and they are balanced with the malty, toffee like flavors contributed from the blend of crystal and amber malts used in the brewhouse. The finish is deliciously bitter, with a touch of warmth provided by the 9.5% alcohol. Bitterness comes in at 90+ IBU.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle at home - Thanks to Joergen. Clear red/brown - white head. Roasted, berries, bisquit, nice hoppy, vineous, caramel, ryebread, piney, grassy, resin, toasted. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 5, 2010
Bottle, 22oz. It’s a reddish brown beer, clear, and topped by a two-finger off-white head leaving curtains. Wonderful piney hops, fluor, resin and beef-stocky sweet malts. Hops dominates the flavor too, with sweet, beefstock-like malts doing the groundwork. Full-bodied, almost astringently bitter, and slightly sticky form the sweetness. Lasting, bitter finish. My favorite teenager so far. 091107

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12538) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2010
Bottled (BB 06/2010)
Clear dark ruby color, small tan head. Sticky cut grass hoppyness and dry yeast. Citrusy hoppy, bready malts, licorice and alcohol. Aftertaste is pleasant, but I don’t like sharp hoppyness in this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2009
(Draught) Pours a clear mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of pine, roasted malt, caramel, bread, and citrus. Flavor of roasted malt, hops (pine, grapefruit), and caramel with a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2009 10/31/09, 22oz bottle. Hazy cola-brown body topped by small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, caramel/chocolate, some grapefruit, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, chocolate, grapefruit, some caramel, alcohol. Sticky medium-full body, light resin. 7/3/8/4/15 9/26/09, 22oz bottle. Hazy dark red-brown body with medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some spice. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, chocolate, some caramel, grapefruit. Medium-full body, light acidity, fairly smooth. 7/3/8/4/15

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11149) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 17, 2010
Bottle, bought Systembolaget, Malmö.
Pours brown, holding it up in the light, it gets a lovely dark red colour. Relatively large creamy to frothy, beige head. Good duration. Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, fruity, peach, grapefruit. Fine chocolate and roasted malts background. Medium carbonation, lovely dryness and fine creaminess. Flavour is rather vinious at first, lots of mild roasted malts, dark chocolate. Heavy dry bitterness in the end. Good piney, light citric, good peach. There is a slight hint of a metallic edge in the dry and warming aftertaste that detracts a bit.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2009
@Richmond Gathering 9-courtesy Fadra (sp?)-22oz bottle-pours a tan head that laces and deep copper color. Aroma is pine, sweet medium malt. Taste is pine with some bite, sweet medium malt. OK carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10904) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Pours a dark reddish copper with a three-finger tan head. Lots of citrus and floral hops. Near full bodied with lots of soft carbonation. Flavor is smooth roast, almost brown, malt with a lot of citrus and resin bitter. Quite malty, but there’s a lot of hop bitter to balance. And I think it is balanced. Finishes bitter with detectable heat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Name: 13th Anniversary Red Ale
Date: June 30, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: dark red, fine beige head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: huge sweet piney aroma, lots of citrus, breadyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: big sweet malt flavor, caramel sweetness, plenty of sweet pine, touch of yeasty bread, juicy grapefruit rind leaves a lingering earthy bitterness
Overall: juicy fruit red ale

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+/4

Date: July 10, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip
Appearance: clear dark red, fine beige head, sudsy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, lots of earthy hops, touch of peppery alcohol
Flavor: rich sweet dark caramel flavor, lots of earthy hops, hot caramel with a peppery character

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10869) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2012
Bottle, 9.5%. Hazy very dark amber with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops, pine, little citrus, medium sweet and bitter.


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