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RATINGS: 870   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (1603) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2015
Tap at Stone in Asagaya. Orange gold with a 2 finger pillowy head that lingers thoughout. Big Belgian yeast nose with lemon zest, pepper and light nutmeg. Active carbonation with a medium to medium-full body. Fairly sweet on the palate with a yeasty, peppery burn that comes though on the finish. Not great by any means, but still an OK take on a Belgian Strong...booze comes out as it warms.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KyotoLefty (8499) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle. Sticky spice nose, honey, ginger, cabbage. Sweet flavor of honey, spice, grass, and ass. This is horrible. Overspiced, sweet, nasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5192) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2015
20th Anniversary Encore Edition. 650ml bottle pours a pale golden color with a generous white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus with some yeasty notes and hints of pepper, clove and banana. Taste is a light spicy and grapefruit hoppy bitterness with a light fruity and caramel malty sweetness with a dry yeast finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation that tickles the tongue. Overall, this is a very nicely done brew that is full flavored and well balanced. Recommended.
Earlier Rating: 10/22/2015 Total Score: 3.4
20th anniversary Encore Edition. 650ml bottle pours a clear golden color with just over a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits with some hints of clove, banana and caramel. Taste is a light fruity and caramel malty sweetness with bit of spice and a grassy, citrus hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. This brew is quite good and suits the style well, but certainly is not EPIC.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3819) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2015
Medium frothy sized head pale amber pour mild carbonation aromas woody stone fruit caramel yeast sugar cane citrus rich fruit spice the flavours marmalade ginger pepper lemon orange candy apricot woody taste balance smooth tastes the finish good notes throughout juicy tasting hops spicy notes conserve richness light bitter a real golden triple well named

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (3448) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Pours a golden orange with fizzy head. Aromas of citrus peel, yeast, hay, and some hops. Very tripel like...spicy, sweet, hoppy, dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
badpuppy69 (310) - orange, California, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Pours a clear light copper with decent head. Aroma is Belgium yeast bananas bubblegum. Taste followed the aroma well. Its ok but Belgium note dominates.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Keg at Whole Foods Charlottesville. Clear golden, large foamy tan head. Good retention. Aroma of yeast, stone fruit, bread, bubblegum, herbal finish, hints of thyme. The taste is spice, banana, herbal and vinous notes, bready malt. Medium bodied, lingering spice.
Earlier Rating: 8/30/2008 Total Score: 3.4
22 oz. bottle from Wine Warehouse. Golden pour with a small head and floaties. Aroma of hops, banana, candi sugar and clove. Fruity taste with notes of pear, peach, spice and hops. Full spicy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1479) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Pours golden color with white head. Aroma is citrus with earthy spicy Belgium yeast and cloves. Flavor is biscuit malt with citrus followed by pine and a spicy yeast finish with cloves.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (473) - Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Trying the ’encore’ version.. A clear mid golden body, the head receeded quickly, fair amount of carbonation.Usual aromas for a Belgian, candi sugar, some fruit notes, a hint of booze and yeasts. Flavor has initial fruitiness which quickly gives way to malts, spices and booze, it isnt as sweet as the aroma let on. Overall, i like it, not overbearing, just solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1752) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 15, 2015
On tap at Biercab. Amber colour with white head. Hoppy, yeast aroma. Sweet, yeast, hoppy, fruity, bitter taste. Medium body.


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