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RATINGS: 956   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (7058) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2016
If this beer was still available. I would recommend anyone to go for it. Tasty and pleasant beer.
Clear deep golden color with a fine white head. Good lacing. Looks good. Pleasant and a fine intensity in the aroma. Nice hoppy and fruity touch. Some alcohol. Medium + body and a fine carbonation. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness to back it up. Flowery, some yeast, fruity, toffee and some alcohol in the flavor.
[ Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
weordie (877) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Pours golden with a fluffy head. Aroma is ripe banana, sweet peach and Belgian yeast. The flavour is Belgian yeast, spicy coriander, bubblegum with a dry white wine finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2380) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Draft to taster at cappy’s pour light gold with thin white head. Belgian ester, floral, light banana, sweet malt. Taste light bitter up front, bubble gum, banana, and sweet malt. Esters continue through the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (4192) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2016
0,15l on tap @ Stone Berlin (brewed in Escondido). Pours clear golden with a high head. Aroma is malts, belge yeast and some fruity notes. Flavor is malts, belge yeast, some fruit and hops. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3375) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2016
Flaska från SB. Ska vara lite både och (US och Belgien) men blir nästan varken eller. Ingen humlebomb och inte jättetydlig trippelkaraktär heller. Men iaf närmare en trippel och en helt okej sådan. Lätt blommig aningien kryddig, välbalanserad. Trevlig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (560) - - MAY 21, 2016
Pours an amber body with a medium head. Faint flat aroma. Full taste with malty tones and a very nice yeasty feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nicke80 (502) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2016
65 cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours amber with big white head. Yeasty caramel with hoppy notes. Sweet after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2458) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2016
Golden with a white head - Aroma of tropical fruits and belgian yeast - Malt body with some yeasty notes that gives some spicy notes and some hops that gives fruity flavours - The malt and yeasty spice goes into the finish - This was good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1642) - Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Golden with a light foam covering. Prominent floral character. Light sweetness, and a mild finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abrakarl (422) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
Have to say I expected a little bit more. A bit too sour but it’s the style. Appreciate the hops the Americans gladly put in it.

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