FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. .. copper pour with lots of particles. lt white/tan head. .. Fruity aromas - belgiany w/ plum, peach, apricot. Some hops in there but not much.. .. Carmelly malty flavors with sour and spicy (cardamom?) notes. .. Medium body, med carbonation. .. Very interesting and tasty beer. I’d definitely rate this as one of the better Belgian style beers I’ve tried.
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - APR 1, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from a secret source. Pours with a traditional hefe look with a cloudy golden hue. The nose is incredible, ripe banana, clove and ginger pop right out of the bottle. The flavor was fantastic with insane malts working in unison with the hops for a perfect balance. This one is a winner, and the best part of all is I’ve got 6 more that I’m gonna keep in the cooler for a few years, then they should be even more kick-ass! NICE BELGIAN STONE
chadje (204) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden color with a nice head. Aroma is stong with citrus and spices. A dry and sour/citrus tasting. Can taste the spices in there as well. A good belgium style beer.
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. nice glowing amber pour. minimal head produced. spices come through. malty nose. medium body, lingering aftertaste. stong.
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed on 12.12.12
Celebrating the Vertical Epic Series
P: Slightly hazy golden body with active carbonation and nice tight layer of white head.
S: Lots of ginger, bubblegum, fresh grass, steeped green tea, citrus peel, jasmine, cardamom, lavender and stone fruit.
T/M: Floral flavors take the lead, followed by ginger, sweet malt, spices, Belgian yeast, citrus and herbal bitterness. Crisp dry body that has creaminess and finishes with herbal bitterness.
O: Well blended spices, stone fruits and aged nice. A light crisp and spicy beer for those warmer months. This more more like a Tripel in style.
Serving type: bottle
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours medium yellow and clear. Aroma is of spice, bread, and vinilla. Flavor is cloeing sweet and over the top spicy. Cinnimon and cloves, corriander and others? and alcohol. Once again an american brewery thinks a belgian style of beer should be sweet and spicy. Better luck next year.
haggis03a3 (197) - Orinda, California, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold color with a white head. Malty-wheat, sweet aroma with citrus, spice and Belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet with all of the aroma elements and hops making for a complex brew. There is quite a bit of body as well.
nwiseman (197) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle shared with awiseman and bro Eric. Pours golden orange with a thin white head. Taste is more cloves than I thought you could get in a beer along with a good amount of cinnamon. Taste more like a cider beer. Very smooth. Even my non beer drinking girlfriend liked this one.
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one pours a deep orange with a clean white head that fades fast. The nose comes across as a typical beligian with cloves, candy sugar, and some noticeable spices such as coriander. and maybe some orange peel. I was expecting something else, so this is kind of a shock. It’s not bad, but I can get a kasteel somewhere anytime and I think the Kasteel would be better. It’s very good, and nothing to be ashamed of, but I’m not sure if this one will age as well as the 6-6-06, but we will see
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Bartzilla! Copper colored with thin white film on top leaving some lacing. The aroma grows as the beer sits, abundant at first but more intense as it warms. I noticed this as I drank the entire bottle over ah hours period. Fresh flowers and peach and orange aromas. Slightly yeasty and sugary as well. Medium-light body, very crisp and sweet on the tongue. The alcohol melds well and it almost feels like it evaporates in the finish. Flavor is a blend of fruits, spices, malt and yeast. Sugary with light malt paired with some mild hops. Was there a hint of ginger, maybe. A yummy Belgian Strong Ale that would, if there were supple supplies, make well for daily drinking.