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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Belgian Style Abbey Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1223) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2015
September 30th, 2013 - Enjoyed at the Escondido location. Stone’s Reason Be Damned is a curious brew. I didn’t write the style here, but I am tempted to guess based on my notes. So, here goes. The aroma is bright and sour, with a miniature bouquet of tiny friuits: strawberry, raspberry, and the sweet tart touch of a Fuji apple. More acidic than fruity, it provides a nice excuse to pucker up and roll that flavor of tartaric acid around. The flavor is similarly bright, almost refulgent, with acidity, and again, more acidity than fruity. The aftertaste corrals some fleeing strawberry, apple and saccharine grape notes, but these appear only once the palate is flattened out. Is this a Belgian Strong Ale? Maybe, but highly San Dieganized. To me it gravitates more closely to Sour Ale’s stylistic orbit, though not complex, just bright and flashing and almost a little distracting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3410) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2015
On tap at Bob’s Bar: peach color, thin white head. aroma of sweet cereal, fruit. tastes are yeasty, bitter, floral, light sour peach, citrus peel, wood, tea vibe. kind of awesome. would like again. - 7.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7963) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Tap at El Bait Shop. Hazy orange pour with a spotty white head. Rich oak and red wine character. Somewhat dry. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (664) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Tap at brewery. Hazy Cloudy orange with bubbly white head. Very rich aroma of sugar, dark fruit, alcohol, and wine. Tart nose. Taste is slightly sour and tangy, but crisp. Finish is a red wine dry. Interesting beer and definitely different for these guys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2606) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2015
On draft at Isaac Newton’s. Nice notes of wood, vino, bread, dirt, and spice. Good oak finish. I loved it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (853) - Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2015
Draft at Bricks. Pours clear reddish copper with no head. Nose is pepper and wine. Taste adds nice Belgian flavor. Nice red wine in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8626) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pour on tap at Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of pepper, red wine, slight clove into a bit of oak, slight earthy note with a lot of dirty, yeasty notes. Taste was a mix of pepper, red fruit, red wine, some oak into some dark fruit, caramel, toffee, finishing fairly dry, slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (2085) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2015
March 28, 2015 - taster pour at the Rare Beer Fest in St. Paul. Orangish yellow pour with limited head. I usually like beers aged in red wine barrels, but this was the second belgian aged in red wine at the event that just didn’t work for me, weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Draught. Pours a very slightly hazy clear lighter amber color with a moderate white head on there. Nose has some grape and wine elements to it, though it seems to remain dry and relatively bright. Taste is slightly sweet, actually, and has a dry finish with a pretty good bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2364) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Winey funk aroma. Light pale ale with moderate red wine notes. Pale golden in color with strong white head. Notes: GABF ’13

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