brianbuntz (49) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep reddish amber with light white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, apple, pear, citrus, and golden raisins. Sweet with nice body. The fruit and spice flavors are nice.
RZahler (47) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is complexly sweet with ginger and the cardamom brings out the sweet orange, almost like orange blossoms. There are suspended particles in the ever-so perfectly, golden, sparkling appearance; which may be due to the ginger... if you have ever had the "Hitachi Ginger-beer" you may understand the suspended ginger particles. Adds a great ginger flavor the lower you get in the bottle!! The Saison character hits you up front, followed by the Belgian "barely" Triple flavor. Very smooth palate. Worth a try for the price I’ve seen them selling at the local market recently, $15.99.
kegoguinness (45) - Dodge City, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This vertical will leave you horizontal if you drink too much! I like the ingenuity that went into this one---lots of flavors that melded interestingly and didn’t become a mess of a beer. This beer holds interest from start to warming finish. It is spicy and just a little "hot". The sweetness isn’t overwhelming, as it is balanced with floral notes and something a little more substantive like raisings or something.
Gez (44) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden orange color with a thick white head. Aroma is strong spices, cloves, ginger, and orange. Very smooth and dry. Flavor is cinnamon, spices, citrus, and gingerbread.
ultracake (42) - salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle, i picked this up at a small beer store spring of 09. at first i was determined to wait to 2012 but then i got scared of waiting thinking i was going to ruin a 6 dollar bottle of beer. Well it is still very good, cant taste the alcohol lots of spice but very easy to drink. a great beer
Gillard (42) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a hazy orange with sediment throughout.Smells of ginger and candied fruits,Taste is of hops,more ginger somewhat grassy.Palate was smooth and full.
Zbong (38) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz Bottle. Tastes like the usual Belgian style ale but has the classic stone kick to it. Easy to drink at 8.4%, but too much Belgian style is not my favorite. Nice to try but I had a laugh when I saw what outrageous prices people were paying for this on ebay.
fg8080 (37) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy light amber with a white head. Fruity, spicy aroma. Taste like oregano, ginger and been there, done that, wont drink it again. Big fan of stone but this ones not for me.
PSmith (35) - Kennewick, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. A very good Belgian beer. Nice spice and citrus flavors. Would have liked a bit less malt and a bit more hop. I am going to hold a couple of bottles until 2008 and revisit. I like this beer but just a bit too sweet.
kevinphish (31) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Goblet. Pours a brilliant orange amber, with light wisps of carbonation clinging to the glass. The aroma comes across intially sweet with candy sugar, pepper, wheat, clove, muscat grape, lemon, citrus zest-- a lot in there to ponder, as to be expected with these Epics. The initial sip bemoans a thin Tripel, wihich takes a unique, spicy, earthy twist, before finishing with alcohol warmth, sweetness, spice, and lingering, bitter tartness that hits the back of the throat. Good yeast... Fun beer- Should be even MORE fun in a year or two.. or 5(!)