SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
First of all, this is a great beer. A peachy amber color with an incredible nose. A garden of flowers and citrus fruits, really perfumy. After a while, ripe bananas join the party. Its got a citrussy/perfumy/coriandery flavor with a nice hop bite. This beer is really smooth, like drinking flower nectar but remember that the bees sting. Thanks a lot to Beersnob for this one.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apricot color with a light head and wonderful fruity light spice in the aroma. More bitter than a traditional trippel but well balanced with the malt. Malt sweetness gives way to a spicy fruit finish. Well done.
ClassyBeagle (305) - USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
FROM NOTES: July 3, ’12
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a Stone pint glass. Have a 2nd bottle cellared.
A: Lemon and wheat. Kind of piney with grassy hops. Very earthy.
A: Pours a hazy, golden yellow with a small layer of white head.
T: Pine and grass notes with lemon citrus flavors as well. Wheat. Light coriander and spice. Slight alcohol burn.
P: Creamy and smooth. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry and weedy.
O: Somewhat drinkable, I’m very excited to see how it tastes in December ’12. Glad I have one cellared, but wouldn’t seek it out at the going rates
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - SEP 1, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2004 Tasting notes from June 29th 2002 Vibrant hazy orangish-yellow in
colour with voluminous white head, the kind you could float a jingle ball on
according to that old Sam Adams commercial. Feverish carbonation creates an effervescent almost champagne like appearance. Potent aroma of citrus and
spice with a bold hop sharpness. Flavor of hops does not cut through as much
as would be expected from Stone. Instead bold, burning pepper and strong
citric flavors meld with sweet, doughy yeast and spice. Rich, full bodied
flavor and overwhelming mouthfeel. Sweet, spicy finish and aftertaste. A bit
unbalanced at the moment, but I am sure that will change with age. Makes me
think this is some sort of amped up Belgian Wit / Triple hybrid.
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
February 2, 2002 was my 30th birthday and I got to try this beer thanks to Lagunitasfan (Tim). After hearing all the discussions that this was way past it’s prime I was surprised it was quite tasty. Pours a cloudy yellow/orange with little carbonation. Aroma was slightly sweet with some faded hops. Flavor was slightly oxidized with yeast, fruit, and somebitterness. Over quite a treat. Thanks again Tim.
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 19, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An Imperial White Ale (or a Double White), with an I.B.U. around the 45-50 range. Only 300 cases produced. Somewhat sweet initially. Finish was bitter with a fairly aggressive hop bite. I drank it young. Couldn’t wait until 2012.
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - MAY 31, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled 5/28/05 from a bomber. Somewhat cloudy, light yellow pour. Tastes strongly of apricot. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel that finishes nicely dry. There is a nice spicy kick to compliment the fruity taste that comes from the yeast, spices, and some hops are still present in this brew that is certainly aging well.
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 18, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2003 Gorgeous cloudly yellow color in the tradition on a classic Belgian Golden or Triple Ale. The nose comes alive with a hint of spice and coriander and promises bliss. Poor head retention but not important compared to the taste. Very low carbonation on the tongue allowing you to experience the creamy malt instead of the CO2 bite. Aftertaste lingers of pepper and perhaps a bit of nutmeg. I look forward to aging this beauty. Re-tasted on 2-27-03 and it seems to be holding up fine but needs more cellar time. Detected some grapefruit-like citrus quality. Amazingly like Pranqster without the hoppiness.
smboselli (82) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A combination of my favorite (black IPA) and least favorite (Belgian) styles. As it turns out it lands right in the middle for me. Very flavorful, and I get why people would love it, but not quite to my liking
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CE619 (81) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
doesnt quite live up to the hype. a decent, but amped up, belgian style white, this one hardly seems like a candidate for long term aging.