adamah (212) - - APR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
The aroma was nice, fruity and spicy. It poured a beautiful pale golden color. The taste was sweet up front but had a nice clean, dry finish. I didn’t get any hop character out of it though perhaps it didn’t age well. Still an excellent beer.
b79turner (207) - Alabama, USA - JUL 29, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, I wonder what this beer tasted like on its release. It seems that age has not been a good thing. Little head, no lacing. I can’t even accurately describe this beer. If you have an 08, go ahead and drink it now...
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. i have always wondered what a hopped triple would taste like. i liked it.
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2008 I’ve had it on tap as a sampler and from a 22 oz bottle. Fruity, apricot aroma. A little malty, with an apricot flavor and some sourness. Some piney, grapefruity hops at the finish. Alcohol warmed me up a little going down.
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a pint of this at Binny’s in the South Loop in Chicago. Stone just started distributing in the city so Binny’s had some special brews on tap. This came out a hazy golden color with a half finger width white frothy head. I think there would have been more head on this one but the glass was filled to the brim. The aroma was fairly standard for a Belgian. It consisted of light hops, citrus, maybe some subtle banana, very pleasant spices and some sweet character. The taste had a lot of fresh hops along with a nice citrus background and some sweet tastes. It had a medium bodied mouth feel and hid the 8.4% ABV very well. Overall a very good Belgian but not as good as the 09.09.09. I am really happy that I had the opportunity to try this one!
gator2683 (199) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy gold with white head. aroma was sweet and flowery. slightly thick and sticky with yeast and dry hoppy finish
anderson01 (197) - Idaho, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper in color. Two finger head that decipated quickly. Weak lacing. Caramel aroma. Butterscotch aroma. Malty aroma. Whiskey flavor. Watery palate. Hoppy flavor. Odd. Liked the 07 vintage better.
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First whiff was definately not what i was expecting. a Big time hop nose with a massive candy sugar sweetness. The first sip comes across with a typical belgian with light cloviness, and super carbonated. It does not finish too bitter, but has a certain dryness to it that its hard to put my finger on. All in all a good brew, but nowhere near the flagships that Stone usually has .....
bigabe (194) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful pale strawberry gold. Taste like a perfectly balanced belgian/west coast IPA hybrid. Belgian yeasty funk, rounded out and cleaned up with true west coast IPA herbiness and floral freshness. The sweet malts combined with the bitter hops are a shock to your palate, and it’s awesome!
nwiseman (192) - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle shared with awiseman and bro Eric.Pours light golden with fading white head. Aroma is light and fruity with some hops. tastes like apples, cinnamon, and cloves with lots of other things i cant quite pick out. Tastes like a hopped up version of the ’07.