b79turner (226) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased in June 2011 at Hop City Craft Beer in Atlanta. Pours a golden orange color with a small head, very little lacing. Medium carbonation. The hops are a good contrast to a wine type flavor. Could you a little less bitterness, but Iím not a fan of bitter beers. Overall a very well done brew. I would be interested to try the earlier Vertical Epic years.
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Far too floral for my liking. I loved the 09 but this one, while different, left something to be desired for me in the taste department. If you like the taste of flowers pick this up; if not, pass.
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A light Belgian tripel brewed with white wine grapes and chamomile. Interesting and different. Refined and easy to drink. Very mild and subtle for a 10% ale. The gulp is mild sweetness, a white grape tangy-ness and light spice. The aftertaste lingers nicely with notes of white wine and a hint of ale and spices.
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Parkway. Clear gold pour with a white head leaving a fine, heavy lace. Very smooth mouth feel, but ultimately just a medium body. The tripel/sour/infused ale natures all mix together and make this one hard to describe. Banana, ethanol, chocolate, white grape, apricots and singed sugar flavors. Maybe my palate isnít developed enough, but this one is a bit much for me. I have a bomber I will cellar and crack down the road.
CarlJonas (215) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange with a thin white head. The aroma is mostly Belgian yeast but the grapes start to come through after a while. The taste is sweet but very refreshing with some red wine like bitterness in the after taste. Perhaps not as complex as I would have thought but, as I said, very refreshing and it went down perhaps a little to easy considering the ABV. Worked very well with some French sheep milk cheese.
adamah (214) - - APR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
While I loved this beer, it didnít taste like beer at all. Even the nose was dominated by the grapes. I felt like I was drinking wine. It was sweet, herbal and had a nice dry finish. The head was big and frothy. Definitely an awesome experience to try but was probably more wine than beer.
anderson01 (208) - Idaho, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden in color. Minimal lacing with no head what so ever. Aroma is brocchili. Aroma is sweet but yummy. A little sour in the taste. Thin texture with Average carbonation. I donít know what is going on but this is doable.
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours bright orange with very little foam. The aroma is mild but much like a typical Belgian. There is a lot going on in this beer.
matty (204) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz. bottle. Poured a golden copper color with a very thin head that disappeared quickly. The aroma was sweet, presumably from the grapes that were used, very nice. Little carbonation, with a smooth yet thick mouthfeel. Had a sweet taste with an alcohol presence in the background. A great effort, will definately look for again.
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful beer. The chamomile and grapes added a very nice twist to the regular Belgian fare. This was the first I have tried of the vertical epic serious (Iím only 22) and I bought several bottles to cellar after trying the first. I look forward to next years release