xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light amber, tall fluffy head, nose is full of candy, light fruits, banana, white sugar, and more candy. Flavor is not like the nose, wishing it was. Ginger right off the bat, orange peel, hoppy, and achohol bite toward the end. Mouth feel was a bit sharp and seemingly carbonated, didnt smooth out with room temp. But I would drink it again, still a damn good brew from stone.
hammerbeck (101) - Kentucky, USA - OCT 8, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Oily, tangy, and funky like Belgian Ales, I guess, are supposed to be? Granted, I am drinking this five years before it’s supposed to be enjoyed; but I think this tastes like steeped gym socks.
elcaballo (101) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty good beer but not the best in the style or anywhere near stone’s best. Pours a nice gold with some amber color. Some nice spice on this beer but overall is not that memorable. As some other raters mentioned it does not really fit a style
DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2009
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma was very winy and cake-like. Very sweet. Looked very clear with decent beading and a thin foam head. Flavourwise it was very viny and alcoholic. A bit on the thin side with regard to mouthfeel. Decent but not my mug of ale.
AgedOak (98) - Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy dark golden with a rich tan head. Very nice citrus aroma and sweet fruit. Nice flavor of citrus, apple and cherry; with a subtle ginger tang. Medium body with lots of spices, some yeast, and soft alcohol at the end. A very nice beer.
kflorence (93) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bottle. Poured golden-orange with lots of carbonation and ample head. Smells of fruit, spice and alcohol. Tastes like a good Belgian ale should: fruity, tart, complex, yeast, a little hops and some spice (cloves?). This beer is full-flavored and medium-bodied, it is not light but not overly heavy. Not bad.
dwmiller16 (93) - Delaware, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle from State Line! Slight cloudiness, tart aroma. Tart Belgian yeast very pronounced on the palate.
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exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured with a finger high head. Smell reveals a heavily spiced beer. Initial taste was interesting, hints of nutmeg and cinnamon, with a malty finish. Decent lacing. Excellent spiced beer if you’re into interesting flavors.
BayAreaBeers (85) - Fremont, California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with the wife. Pours a beautiful golden orange. Aroma is classic Sasion with nice tropical fruit and a hint of mint. Taste is great. Nice tropical flavor with classic Sasion. It’s very refreshing. I wish I had more.
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ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep rich delicious golden Belgian very reminiscent of the Stone 040404. No banana but still the excellent Belgian tripple yeast, and instead of lime leaf you get a more mild broader fruity mix. Less coriander, but the mix of ginger and cardamom gives a similar sweetness.
I previously said the Stone 040404 was the best beer I ever had, I think the Stone 070707 just beat it. Its going to be hard to resist drinking these.