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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Belgian Style Abbey Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9957) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Draft @Stone Ocenaside last time down. Brief notes: BSA resembling a dubbel more than anything else, but with a lightly sweet and tart fruitiness from the wine barrels present throughout. Enjoyed, but pretty expensive ($1 ish per ounce)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (1850) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Strong aromas of yeast and bready malt with a slight oak and tart undertone. Quite complex. Reddish-orange color with a big foamy head. Full body and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (2148) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2015
On tap at Binnys SL. Poured amber clear with white head. Aroma funky sour acid yeast. Light carb med bod. Tastes quite malty farm.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rlgk (18117) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2015
Draught at Stone Liberty Station, San Diego. "Sour Saturday" during SDBW 2015. Hazy orange/copper beer with a nice offwhite head. Solvent aroma, furniture polish, citrus, hay, some fruits. Sourish polish flavor, yeasty, woody notes. Bad keg?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6645) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Sampled at gabf. Hazy golden. I smell cherries, earth, and malts. Earthiness leads. Mild bitterness. Complex. Interesting stuff. Hops add a different dimension. Euro. Not sure what to think. But I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2015
On tap at Bangers. In Austin. Orange pour with a white head. The aroma is full of red wine and toffee. The flavor is similar with a good bit of red wine, light oak, tannins, toffee and biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1435) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4239) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9515) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (1031) - 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.


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