bikeclj (13) - Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great banana notes in both taste and aroma very light chestnut color definitely big beer and very smooth
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waolsen (1322) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. opened 12/23/12. drank with father-in-law and brother-in-law. heavy copper pour with thin head. lively body. funky, wet paper, malty aroma. lively on tongue. mild funk, apricot, wet cardboard. holds up ok. perfume.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Served in a Stone Vertical Epic glass. Dry and bready. Medium body. A touch of yeast spice, but mostly just taste like bread. Meh.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to the Thorpes for sharing.
The beer is bright orange and hazy with a thin white head. The aroma offers mint, tea, citrus, malt, lime, kiwi. The flavor is a bit odd, showing signs of age. Well water, oranges, light toffee. Light in body with low carbonation. This was ok.
bhensonb (9004) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at City Beer. Pours clear golden orange with a creamy white head. Aroma is lightly fruity. Maybe a touch of banana ester. Med body. Mild carb. Flavor is slightly woody/astringent with some Belgian yeast/spice and some lime/citrus. Hints of toffee. It’s very clean. There’s no heat. Finishes dry and something like a bitter wood - or maybe a lime leaf. It’s pretty tasty for over 8 years old, but I’m thinking it was kept chilled all that time.
decaturstevo (4085) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma os sweet caramel. Tastes of sweet caramel, honey, fruity, with a medium bitter. A bit thin and fizzy for me. thanks brent
TomDecapolis (4223) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a translucent golden with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of cardboard, citrus, various spices and bananas. Flavor of lime, cardboard, Belgian yeast spicy notes
Slipstream (1776) - USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Alewife’s Vertical Epic event - $8 for a 6 ounce pour. It was an interesting concept - offering all the still available Vertical Epics at one time and place. This was a good golden Belgian, with yeast, raisin, and biscuit flavors. It still tasted fresh after 8 years!
marcus (5013) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at City Beer. Pours golden blonde with a modest off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a hearty sweet molasses and fruit flavor with the lime very evident, and a slightly bitter finish.
arminjewell (4163) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at Falling Rock’s Vertical Epic event, clear yellow pour with white head, aroma surprisingly brought brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, some slight earth, then it went into the more predictable lemon, orange, grape, and slight herbal notes, ever so slight oxidation but not bad, especially as it warmed up. Taste is a nice mix of brown sugar and vanilla, mixing into orange, biscuit, bread, hints of earth, slight orange, grape, pear notes, a slightly weird herbal note, finished fairly sweet.