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 (217) - 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.
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.
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.
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
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Pours golden with a small soapy head that leaves no lacing. Grassy aromas, a little bit of citrus. Belgian yeast taste is there but it compliments something a bit sweeter. I canít really say Iím picking up the grapes in this besides the fact that the dry finish reminds me of wine a bit. A good drink but ultimately not what I had hoped for.
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Celebrating the Vertical Epic Series
P: Clear golden body with active carbonation.
S: Clean, banana, bubblegum, floral, subtle spices, cirtus and white grapes.
T/M: Citrus hops, apricots, white grapes, acidic, zesty lime and lemon and yeast. Dry wine feel syrupy stickiness and tart puckering finish.
O: Similar to white wine with tart grapes and dry finish. Really nice and clean.
Serving type: bottle
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber btl. Pours clear darker golden with a thin white head. Lots of carbonation a good triple appearance. Has an aroma of yeast and white grape. Crisp super refreshing mouthfeel. Crisp all the way through with a spicy and mildly dry finish. A subtle floralness that compliments the wine grapes well. A nicely done beer.
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with thin white head, aroma of candi sugar with floral honey like aromas and slight hint of biscuit, complex flavors of slight sweet malt, grassy hops, and a hint of sour fruit. Medium palate med/light carb. Couldnít wait the recommended 2 years aging :-)