Last weekend I was in Wisconsin for a wedding, and on the way home I picked up a couple of beers. One of them is a Belgian Pale Ale with 5.3% Alcohol By Volume (ABV) called New Glarus Stone Soup. This will be my first look at Stone Soup, which is a seasonal release.
New Glarus Stone Soup is a golden colored beer, the slightest of haze, with a large white head which crackles away pretty quickly. Lacing is minimal.
The nose has a nice array of bready pale malts, candi sweetness and Belgian spice.
The taste has a pretty similar presentation, with grainy malts starting things off, hints of candi sugar, a touch of spicy Abbey yeast, closing with a pinch of leafy hops. The mouth is medium bodied and moderately carbonated.
New Glarus Stone Soup is an easy drinking and flavorful Belgian style ale. Nicely balanced and configured to drink throughout the night, New Glarus Stone Soup is worth a look for any fan of Belgian beers.
New Glarus Stone Soup : B
Beer Reviews by Prof Sudz