Stone Grainiac Multigrain Ale

Why another Stone beer? Because everyone deserves to enjoy themselves at some time, and Stone makes it easy for me to enjoy their beers. I'm not sure what, exactly, a multigrain ale is, but I'm in the mood to just trust that they know best and wouldn't send a beer out unless it had real promise. No, they won't hit every time, but they hit more than they miss.

Holy Moses, this beer looks fantastic. It is a deep red in the glass at the thinnest part, and it becomes darker as it gets thicker. The head is white, and it sticks around pretty much until you give up and start drinking. The aroma is sweet and somewhat malty, but hops are not hiding themselves.

First sip is sweet like brown sugar and caramel, but it is tempered with light spices and flowers. It's very deep and strong, and sipping certainly isn't going to do it justice. So, we do this the old fashion way - we quaff it.

Tip-in is light carbonation with caramel and toffee mixed with light earth. The middle is sweet malt, very smooth earth, and citrus hops. The finish is a bit more, with a kind of rough, clunky tart/bitterness.

Bottom Line: Complex and very good.

3.0/5

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