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 (99) - 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.
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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Ironicmedic (73) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared a bottle in 6/13. Pours golden in color, a little tart taste, almost wineish
altehkiller (71) - , California, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A little unbalanced with it being sweet and spicy. It almost pulls it off but there is just something missing. Overall it is a good beer but it could be slightly better.
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.