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Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale



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RATINGS: 783   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
In this yearís edition we took our inspiration from two Belgian styles: Saisons and Golden Triples. As such, the Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic has a deep, deep golden hue and the flavor is spicy, fruity, complex and refreshing. We used four different malts, and a subtle, yet distinct, blend of Glacier and Crystal hops to get just the right balance. Then, for the complexity, we added in some exotic spices --- including ginger, cardamom, grapefruit peel, lemon peel and orange peel (the latter three acknowledging our Southern California home) --- and a special Belgian yeast strain. All in all this is yet another case of us drawing from classic Belgian influences and cavalierly making it our own...San Diego style!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricDanger (23) - USA - OCT 10, 2007
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Surly (20) - Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2008
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnemonic21 (20) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aoa56 (18) - zeeland, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Drank on 8-8-08. NIce gold color when poured, with a nice sweet aroma. Has a little kick at the end, butabout perfect for the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cloudskipper (17) - Alameda, California, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Bottle aged in my cellar. Poured with quite a bit of head, as expected. This really mellowed out nicely. Funky aroma, though more subdued, more balanced. Taste was funky, bready, aged saison-type goodness. I thought this was a lot better aged 2 years than fresh. Wish I had another one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
believeUme (17) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Light copper with a thin head and high carbonation. Aroma is apricot, citrus, and plum. Flavor is of residual caramel cloves, grapefruit and yeasty phenols. Hoppy bite with a dry finish. Nice beer overall

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bikeclj (15) - Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Gold rose in color with haze. Banana nose and taste rich and full body. Taste ginger and citrus more orange than grapefruit with slight cherry super smooth touch of spice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davelouw (13) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Poured hazy amber with good tan head (into a tulip glass). The nose was cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger on a caramel base. Perhaps a touch of sour edge. Interestingly for a Stone beer, there was no west coast hop character at all (perhaps some Saaz or other noble hop spiciness hiding in there, though.) The taste was amazing like mild pumpkin pie with a very slight sour edge to prevent it from being cloying. The alcohol strength was well hidden in the medium body and it was very drinkable. I could still taste a bit of greeness and expect that it would mellow so Iíll be putting down a few of these for storage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeroWolfe (13) - USA - JAN 6, 2008
22 oz bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy gold with small white head. Heavy Belgian aroma. Taste is a basket of fruit. Unique among Belgians Iíve tried, it expands the domain of flavors in the style. Should be an interesting step in 2012ís vertical tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scotts66 (4) - Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2009 does not count
I agree with Yobdoog; a bit overdone. I thought the spices dominated the flavor back in July 07 when I first tried this. I sampled a bottle from my cellar yesterday and the nearly two years of aging doesnít seem to have added much: still overpowering spice flavors.

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