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(!)
LeviathanIPA (30) - chula vista, California, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a hazy orange color with a foamy white head, sweet bitter taste, overall nothing special
ux04 (30) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amazingly spiced. I could go on repeating what everyone else has said about the spicy malt finish and blah blah blah but you know what...it doesn’t matter this beer is great and gets you loose after a pint.
stryk (30) - Farsta, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this in Chimay glass, 65 cl bottle. nice mix of a Belgian tripel and saison but not really all persuasive. Nice clear golden elegant appearance. Lots of Belgian yeast flavor here. A lot of citrus, caramel and coriander will hit your nose and along the road gentle tones of apple, pear and seville orange will follow you all the way. The taste in my mouth was like a mixture of an orange effervescent tablet and grapefruit with light hints of almond, apple and lots of coriander. This beer has a light sweet initial flavor with an acidic, moderate and pretty long bitter finish. This one would go nicely with white meat like chicken and lots of sunshine.. Sadly I drank it during the Swedish wintertime, ha. Anyway, its good but I had much better saisons and much better tripels. I hope they keep it up, I know I will. Cheers.
DickDunnigan (26) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, light orange color. Yeasty, sweet aroma. Very Belgian-like taste, with some malt and faint hop flavor. Kind of a paradox, very sweet but also very dry at the same time.
EricDanger (23) - USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of spices and hops in the belgian style. Very citrusy nose and great head. Lots of POP when it hits the mouth.
From a bomber, in a pint glass.
mnemonic21 (20) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Lord Hobo - guess they aged a keg of this bad boy - woody, grape, Belgian yeasty nose; dark hue with consistent lacing; body coats tongue with red wine, brown sugar; tannins sit in the back and the flavor lasts. This aged well. Tasty.
Surly (20) - Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice golden color, slightly hazy with minimal carbonation. Very little head or lacing. Subtle citrus hop aroma. I’d expect this look from an IPA, I also expected a hop explosion up front... and it was a pleasant surprise to have a great change of pace. To me this is a wonderful easy drinking beer, but for a beer lover. Meaning there is bountiful flavor, hops, citrus, fruit (I even want to say strawberry?). Very good beer, light and yet has a ton of flavor without seeming watered down. Very nice.