Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2002
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It used to be brewed from the waters of the Yough...if your not from pittsburgh you wont understand. It’s pretty foul but it’s classic, and my buddy likes it.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Label claims ’All Grain, no Sugars added’, for what it’s worth. I don’t know if they’re claiming no adjuncts or not - that’s a bit iffy. Taste was actually pleasant, if a bit too light - Tart, sweet apples, dry finish. medium thick body, but overcarbonated, esp. considering there was no head and little lacing.
igneous1 (1496) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draught at the Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival (it was the only beer they had i’d not tried). I’m not rating this beer horribly low because of one reason..out of the tap, this beer had a very nice bitterness reminiscent of a pale ale. otherwise, it’s fairly ordinary
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2002
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smells sweet, pale yellow, fluffy head. Off tasting malt, little bitterness, run of the mill.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Yellow, faint hops, meh.
puphus (34) - Carbondale, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2002
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
average taste, little head, typical standard American beer.
Puss Gutt99 (206) - Oldtown, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2002
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
i had this years ago when i lived in rural Ohio and enjoyed it’s ’blue collar’ appeal, I hope it survives the canalbalizing efforts of the monster brewers in this country
JFGrind (1845) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2001
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Western Pa’s little secret, Great to see a small brewery putting out a quality product that inexpensive. My favorite Stoney’s comes in the 16 ounce ’keg’ bottles.
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2001
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical of a standard domestic lager but there’s enough extra depth and flavor to give Stoney’s an edge over the mass-produced domestic lagers from the giants. If Bud is your beer, why not buy Stoney’s...it’s better is every respect but close enough to your familiar style of beer to keep you happy. I’d much rather support little Jone’s Brewing Company than the giants who are trying hard to kill these little breweries. Not a bad product but I would like to see them eliminate the adjuncts and go all malt.
tornpie99 (3) - West Newton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2001 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I live a couple miles away from th brewery within the area of its popularity. I’ve thought of this as the Gewurztraminer of beers since many people either hate or love the beer. I always heard it was terrible until I actually tried it, and I thought that it isn’t bad. Of all the lower standard American beers, this ranks as my favorite.