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Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale

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RATINGS: 758   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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The Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale is a Strong Golden Belgian style ale highly hopped with American hops (Ahtanum, Amarillo and Simcoe). The beer pours pale golden with a thick and creamy white head of foam. The aroma is full of depth: nuances of pepper, clove, and banana from the Belgian yeast strain, and the resiny citrus notes from the American hops blend together nicely to provide a complex aromatic character. The taste is spicy, hoppy and fruity, with a very dry and a pleasant bitter end. The bitterness lingers nicely, and provides a refreshing finish that leads you to want to drink more and more of this beer!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2009
<b>Bottle 66cl.</b>
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy hoppy, orange, spicy, coriander ? moderate yeasty, fruity. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration, and a spicy finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [260908]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
From tap at Stone Bistro. Pours cloudy orange with no head. Aroma is caramel and spiced. Smooth caramel and spiced flavour lingering into a the finish with a smooth impression.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
Draft at Stone Bistro. A hazy amber beer with no head. The aroma is sweet malty combined with notes of caramel and lighter notes of spices. The flavor is sweet with ntoes of malt, caramel, and alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2008
(Bottle 65 cl) Pours almost clear with tiny impurities and an off-white head with some lacing. Intense and spicy yeast aroma. Quite full-bodied, sweetish fruity with distinct yeast notes, lots of diacetyl and very herbal almost medicinal accents. Not really impressing at all. 180908

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20659) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2008
Draught at GABF 2008. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Hoppy aroma of fruits, grape fruits and pine needles. Hoppy flavour of fruits, grape fruits and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2008
Bottled@SBWF2008. 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19322) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2008
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Lightly hazy golden. Very fruity with coriander, glue and almonds surfacing first. Sweet and sticky, slimmer than expected. Juicy and sugary, very spicy. Soapy bitterish finish. Too sticky at this point.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy aroma with some yeasty hints. Sweetish malty spicy flavor with hints of yeast and some hints of citrus. Has a sweetish malty and warming spicy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2010
31st July 2010. ChrisO’s ’Raise The Roof’ tasting. Clear gold beer with a good sized off white head. Light soft palate. Toffee malt with a little hop. A little brandy. Finishes soft and dry. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
Hazy golden color. There is a strong aroma at first, piney resins, interesting hop. It has a strong body, with malt and caramel flavor, strong hopping, the spicy character of a Triple, some alcohol perception. It just gets too much in the end, when it becomes clear that drinking half a bottle is too much. The fact is that Belgian Ales should be about style, not power.


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