Stone Soup

12 oz single, thanks go out to Kevin for the opportunity.
Pour is a bright, honey orange affair with a large, but somewhat light and thinnish head. The head is not especially well retained and there is little lace, both of which seem to be a function of the high carbonation of the beer.
At times the beer almost seems “fizzy” and this obviously detracts from the mouthfeel.
The aroma and tastes definitely have a nice Belgian yeast character, but ultimately that’s all it is – a “character” rather than a fully blown presence. The beer needs an entirely larger and brisker presence to challenge the better beers of the style. Some dry pineapple does cut in, but the estery fruit notes seem to fade just one wants them to cut in with a vengeance.
A little more fruit in the finish but it also dies a slow death in the mouth.
It just feels as though the beer needs an injection of flavor to get it over the hump. God forbid, but it almost feels like it’s a “Lite” Belgian Pale@ Gulp…

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09/09/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.3 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.45
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