RedSox2004 (1509) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pure liquid gold with a slight haze and a one-finger head that left spotty lacing. Yeasty aromas accompanied by cloves and other spices, white wine, berries and a hint of banana. Grapes are more pronounced in a tart, almost sour flavor which includes bready malt and tea. Generous carbonation, medium body, generally creamy mouthfeel but a bit thin, and a lingering aftertaste of wine with a touch of acidity. Overall a little disappointing.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a nice golden color. Aroma is very vinous; it smells like a glass of champagne. Flavor is like a cross between a beer and a glass of champagne. Big, boozy finish. Not terrible, but not my thing at all.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with slight rustiness and a quick white head. Nose is big with apple-based malt, some hoppiness, and a decent dose of herbs and spice. Flavor is typical of an abbey tripel with a slight herbal quality. This is the first ale from Stone Iíve had that isnít loaded down with hops...the hop content is actually quite low in this one. The finish is bready. This isnít the best tripel/belgian strong Iíve had and not Stoneís best stuff but itís definately good and quite drinkable.
Zeswaft (1505) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale gold color with no head. Not much on the aroma. Lots of sweetness and a little tartness. Very approachable belgian. This is quite awesome. Stone might be my favorite brewery. Iím never disappointed with their beers...except the porter and the imperial stout.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a bright, crystal clear golden color with a one finger thick off white head that settled quickly to a thin film across the top of the beer. Very light lacing. Aroma is floral with strong esters, and spice. Flavor is vinous, lightly sweetened, and full of esters. I can detect some of the grape flavors. Medium body. An interesting beer, but I donít think I would drink another bottle. Or finish this one. Worth a try.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color is the color of a weak womens piss. Nose is spicy like your wifeís tongue when you come home too late. Very Beligan, but weak.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is yeasty esters and floral smells. Taste is bitter and sour but in a good way. Has a little winish kick to it. Hot on the tongue. Finishes clean.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dry Belgian tripel aroma, and with a fullness that suggests a sweet body. Medium yellow gold, sustained creamy white head. Dry up front and forward with the yeast character, leads into a dessert ice wine middle with syrupy sticky fruit that is slick on the tongue and dries out cleanly. Thereís a strong weight to the body, though due to the dryness it doesnít stay on the palate long enough to cause a distraction. More toasted golden raisin in the finish.
xs2500 (187) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on draught, came an excellent golden color, finger thick white head, aroma is fruit with a hint of toasty-Ness. Flavor is slightly sweet with a bitter fruit finish.
Padron4KM (737) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First tasting, 10-14-10.
Golden straw, with a thin head above lively carbonation.
Delicate floral aroma, intermingled with funky cheese, banana and herbs.
Flavor is equally interesting. Pepper, honey, flowers, mild tannins, and chamomile.
Finish is slightly dry, and the chamomile starts to get a little more pronounced, but not too obnoxious.