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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Belgian Style Abbey Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hawthorne00 (2252) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2014
Tap. Rose gold with a white head. Aroma: hello, Great Aunty Mary’s spare room potpourri. Shocking 3? After a while some grapes and dough emerge, but yipe. Creamy medium bodied. Taste has honeyed dough, white wine, mild pepper and allspice, gentle bitterness. Potpourri much less but still more than plenty. Not my sort of thing at all, although it picked up after that first whiff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (571) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours an amber color with a lot of head. Mild sourness. Fruity and medium oak flavor, but noticeable alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1206) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap at Tribes Alehouse. Pour is hazy orange with a finger-wide white head. Aroma is slightly tart - candy, grain, vine, yeast. Flavor is similar with some added fruit and wood notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1640) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2014
On tap at the Pourhouse for the anniversary. Aroma of white bread, vanilla, oak, and slight melon. Pours opaque and light orange with a good fluffy head. Taste is great belgian blonde with some leather, clove, and lemon and a great vanilla oak presence throughout. Just a little tart lemon on the mouth and a warm feeling. Great ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (357) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 16, 2014
On tap at F&B during a "Tap Takeover" in Wellington NZ. Considering I had had many other Stone brews in the days leading up to this one, and all had been singularly excellent, I wasn’t surprised when I found this one the same. Same (excellent) but different (red wine barrel aged).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (1367) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Stone Reason Be Damned Aged In Red Wine Barrels on tap at the 2014 Most Arrogant Bar Bash (Barleys in Greenvillle, SC). Pours a beautiful, clear dark copper with an excellent head and lacing. Excellent wine barrel effects. Great complexity and balance. Both tart and sweet. Dry finish. Tastes better than it smells until the aftertaste when too much wine barrel remains. O: This sipper is interesting and complex

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5022) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Taster on tap at Party Town. Clear golden orange color. Good off-white head. Thicker rows, sheets of lace. Very nice red wine, belgiany citrusy fruity aromas. A lot of soft citrus flavor, here. Nice light but noticeable red wine tannins. Bigger body, lightly slick. Very light carbonation. Pretty damn smooth. Moderate sweet taste. Solid, complex, belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
(tap) hazy orange amber colour with a small tan head; aroma of damp wood, sour fruit; watery palate; balanced flavour with long light bitter finish; seems watered down like beer mixed with cheap wine

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Draught at The Beer Trappe. Sweet candy sugar Belgian style with a light citrus or wine taste. I’m not sure how much the barrel did it for me here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4078) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
On draft at Stone. Clear amber pour, with an off-white head. Fruity, candy sweetness, wood, a bit yeast, and pear. Ok, not terribly interesting.

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