Saturday, April 2, 2011

Stone Old Guardian Belgo Barleywine

Oh Stone.  Why do you do what you do?  I really was excited about trying this Belgo Barleywine, under the assumption that it was special much like its Belgo IPA and yet I was very disappointed with this beer.  Over the years I have become accustomed to Stone pushing the style boundaries, and this was a total let down.  This was a good beer and yet a total let down.  It should be called Stone Old Guardian Dubble and I would love it, but it is not.

My other gripe would be why in the hell is there a paragraph on the back of the bottle describing it's inception.  I find myself attempting to read this long winded monstrosity and finding myself completely overwhelmed and frustrated.  You make good beer, we get it.  Save some ink and lose your pretentiousness. 

I think this was an ok beer, I could think of over a dozen Belgian Dubbles that I would rather drink.  Next time stick to what you are good at, strong beers and IPA's.  


malt 3
hops 3
heat 2
flavor 3
drink-ability 3
overall taste 3

1 comment:

  1. If you don't get Stone's pretentiousness, you don't get Stone. "You're not worthy"