fourplayed (69) - Lakewood, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours with thin off white head, mildly hazy golden and orange color. Smells if coriander and spices then mildly sweet vinous notes. Coriander and spice notes are first in the taste followed by mild sweet grape, yeasts, some hop bite and dryness, malt smooths it out. Medium carbonation fits well, Alcohol is very well hidden, mild alcohol warmth. An interesting brew, not masterful, but nicely enjoyable.
daliesque (60) - Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
meh. this beer seems really confused about what it wants to be. it smells kind of interesting, but in a weird way. like it smells stinky, tastes a little yeasty, but like sparkling wine... mmmeh. oh well. itís interesting. will probably not buy it again though.
RZahler (47) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another great beer in the vertical epic series. Poured into a white wine glass and vertical epic series glass. The aroma is pleasant with a vanilla and floral nose. The wine grapes add a nice undertone to Belgian-style triple. Appearance is light and clear, poured with a nice white head that didnít last too long. Very smooth palate and overall great beer.
bhightow01 (44) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
BcOneSeven (43) - Newville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
NOTE: I used the bar code reader and it came up 10.10.10, but this is actually 11.11.11! Iím not sure what hit me! Good start... Flavorful throughout... Short on hops for a Stone.... Not sure how to describe the finish... Pleasant aftertaste, but it feels like the room temp went up about 10 degrees! I recommend you try it at least once!
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JohnCoctosin (37) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dances on and tickles your tongue. Three white wine grapes makes it light and refreshing but still complex. Itís like a champagne. Itís a little foamy on the palate. Alcohol is masked by sugar which is actually nice with this style. Stone Vertical Epics are always unique and this is a nice changeup from the í09.
jjh19 (35) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tiny bubbles, bright yellow color. A little spicy smell. Quite sour, some herbal notes. Fairly light mouthfeel, a little dry. Itís a fine saison, nothing to win me completely over to the style, but worth trying.
degowop (34) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed 12/14/12. Excellent blend of Belgian trippel and grapes infusion. Perfect carbonation throughout. Excellent beer.
aveclaudenum (31) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with a white head. The grapes come through in a big way, almost too much for me maybe. Almost tastes more like wine or a lager than an ale. Still excellent, as to be expected from stone. I would be interested to try the other years.
thepilferer (27) - walnut creek, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 from Arcata Co-op. Aroma fairly mild - grapes, especially the muscat is in front, typical belgian phenols and esters present, but towards the back, canít really detect the chamomile. Nice honey coloration, but no lacing and not much head. Very tasty, in an extremely unusual way: wine tannins, medium sweetness and, mildly sour and bitter. The palate is definitely a bit thin for such a high alcohol percentage beer. Still, very glad I tried this beer as it is one of the most unique ones Iíve ever tried, and while not my very favorite, Iíd strongly recommend anyone who likes white wine and beer to try this one.