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RATINGS: 928   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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In 2008, Stone Brewmasters Steve Wagner and Mitch Steele traveled to Belgium, where they enjoyed a number of hop-forward Belgian tripels, pale ales and IPAs—beers that had taken a cue from the U.S. craft brewing movement and inspired us in return. It’s a big reason 2008’s summer season came to be known at Stone as our “Summer of the Triple.” Upon their return, they crafted Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale, the seventh beer in the 11-beer Stone Vertical Epic Ale series. Packed with floral, spicy essence from Belgian yeast plus plenty of hoppy New World character, it’s our West Coast take on hop-driven Belgian beers.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abergdahl (174) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2016
Big aroma with that Belgian character and some hop. Nice and clear in the glass, thick head that dies fast.. Taste is robust and balanced... A woody after taste, enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (1221) - Wroc³aw, POLAND - APR 2, 2016
Golden, hazy, medium white foam. Yeasty, fruity, spicy aroma, medium bitterness medium sweetness medium body, little oily, average carbonation, long bittersweet finish

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (1209) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear golden body with a medium white top. Nice fruity aroma from the belgian yeasts, hints of citrus, candy and tropical fruits. Taste is very well balanced. Fruity, light sweet flavor with hints of honey and heather. Finishes on a slightly bitter note along with notes of pepper and a little bit of alcohol warmth as well. Fairly dry. Medium to full body with avg to high co2 levels. The belgians would approve I think :)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2773) - Finspång, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2016
Bottled:
Golden, somewhat hazy color. Small head. Floral aroma with notes of butter, caramel and hops. Lively mouth feel. Dry, floral taste with notes of hops, pears and a little bit of alcohol. Long bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1724) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2016
22 oz bottle from Whole Foods The ale poured a cloudy light amber with an off white head and lacing. Light aroma of hops and spices. The taste was more complex with spices, peaches and sweet malt. The ale has a medium body and soft carbonation. The finish was sweet with apricots and peaches. There is a warming feeling also from the high ABV.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (1755) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2016
650 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear golden with white head. Fruity, spicy, yeasty with some flowers, alcohol and caramel. Semi dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1600) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2016
Lots of yeastiness, fruity esthery, floral, citric and grapefruity hoppy goodiness, ABV evident, lightly grassy finish. Golden colour, medium white head, lacing. Noticably sweet, medium bite aromatic, grapefruity bite, good marriage between Belgium and the United states. Fullbodied, average carbonation, complex floral and fruity bitter finish. Solid!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (6145) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines tasting rooms; clear amber pour with a frothy off white head, aroma has a hint tangerine and spice, taste has a hint of spice, some toffee, marzipan.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Achel (349) - Ioannina, GREECE - MAR 25, 2016
Golden colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is hops, spices, fruits, peach and not that much other stuff. Flavour is apricot, peach, some mildly glueish alcohol, spices and also mildly sour wood.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9431) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2016
1 pt 6 fl oz bottle thanks to Ingo! As the Encore series, bottled 09/02/15.
Slight hazy golden color, small fizzy white head. Sweet, spicy, Belgian yeast, malty, earthy scent. Spicy, clove, orange zest, Belgian yeast, phenolic smoke taste. Phenolic smoke and clove aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.


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