Beer Review: STONEWALL ALE

Beer Review: STONEWALL ALE

Stone Brewing’s StoneWall Ale, a creation dedicated to expressing gratitude to participants in the Stone Wall Project charity fundraiser of Spring 2005, made its appearance on tap at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Winter Storm 2011 with a formidable 12.2% alcohol by volume.

Appearance:

This ale presents itself with a hazy copper hue, adorned by a thin white film serving as its fleeting head.

Aroma:

Upon raising the glass, the olfactory experience unfolds with notes of turbinado sugar, intertwined with the inviting fragrances of peach and tangerine.

Taste:

The palate encounters a symphony of flavors—peach and tangerine dance alongside brown sugar, while bitter hops and an earthy fruit pit emerge in the finish. Striking a balance, it manages to avoid excessive sweetness and the overpowering presence of alcohol.

Mouthfeel:

In terms of texture, StoneWall Ale boasts a syrupy consistency complemented by a modest yet creamy carbonation, enhancing the overall drinking experience.

Overall:

Tasting this brew is a delightful journey—a culmination of anticipation fulfilled. The concoction is undeniably tasty, and the experience, quite delicious. Stone Brewing’s StoneWall Ale lives up to expectations, making it a worthwhile venture for those who appreciate a well-crafted and balanced beer.