zickbeer_ye (381) - Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Earthy fruit smell witj spices. Foamy head with light yellow orange color. fruity crisp wine notes with a spicy herbal finish. Crisp and smooth on the palate a little spicy and dry at the end
BadAprilia1000 (379) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cellared for almost a full year. Pours a bronze orange fruity looking slightly cloudy color with a nice head. The aroma off this beer is phenomenally fruits, nuts, and berries. Extremely sweet smelling. Tastes of sweet fruits and berries with a slight nutty flavor to balance it out. For 9.5% not boozy at all, although it has a warming sensation throughout your core after a few sips. Very well matured and composed beer compared to last years tasting during the holidays. Great overall beer, canít wait till 11/11/11....
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
FROM NOTES: July 3, í12
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a couple of Stone pint glasses. Shared with Phillip on a July night in í12 because we are impatient bastards.
A: Lots of lemon zest, a moderate amount of banana, and hint of clove. Yeastiness shines through from the background.
A: Slightly cloudy tangerine in color. A big pour yields a half-finger head that fades fast, leaving a minor white collar and no lacing.
T: Lots of wine flavor from the grapes with a pleasant bitterness and a nice twist from the Belgian yeast. Citrusy hops hit strong on the finish.
P: Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Strong sticky lemon flavors on the back end, and a good dry finish.
O: The lack of balance with this beer made it somewhat undrinkable. I look forward to trying this again as part of the "big flight" when the epic series concludes, but I donít feel much desire to have another one today. We should have waited.
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very much enjoying this. Typically the fresh stone beers are pretty hoppy and bitter but this is nice and complex with minimal bitterness. Can definitely taste the muscat grapes. Also a little floral funky. Great beer!
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drinking 11/10/11Smell is Chamomile, belgian yeast, apricots, alcohol, and apples. Poured fairly flat. Light orange color not a whole lot of carbonation. Taste is lots of carbonation, apple sauce, belgian yeast. Mouthfeel is light, taste is snappy. Some alcohol burn. Probably not the best bottle conditioning on this one. The taste is a bit disjointed and amateurish. Not what I remember at all. Enjoyability 3/5
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting aroma, jelly beans, coriander, grapes, and grapefruit. Smell is rather dry and tart, with a pear after taste. Good but not what not as interesting as some of itís predecessors.
jrmac (331) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not the best vertical epic I have tasted. Still the pour is pretty amber with a small white head. On the nose I do pick up some of the muscat and Gewurztraminer notes that I would associate with wines made from tose grapes. On the palate it is well balanced between hops sweetness and fruit.
RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a small-medium white head. Aroma is white wine, grapes, spicy Belgian yeast. Taste is very sweet, more white wine and spice from the yeast. Finish is dry, slightly tart. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Not bad, interesting.
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma of belgian yeast,malts,grape wine,a floral quality and spices interesting..hazy yellow appearance slightly amber tinged thin head some lacing..taste follows the nose sort of a belgian/sweet white wine mixture with the spices and florals adding to it again interesting,lightly carbonated slightly sticky on the mouth and palate,sweetens as it warms,not unlike dogfish heads midas touch in several ways.. not my favorite type or style but a different and interesting beer in a good way
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very intriguing beer from Stone; I am used to the hop grenades and alcohol bombs, but this beer is something a bit different. Strong, broad palate on the malt and sugar, with the yeast aromas present in most Belgians. Very well balanced and easy drinking beer for being a strong Belgian.