gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma- white grape, white wine, citrus, sugar, some yeast, chamomile. pours golden. taste is white grape, citrus, chamomile, orange, tart, hints of peach, apple, pear. Taste very much like white wine. palate is light bodied with lively carbonation. Nice refreshing beer, definitely something different.
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2011 Aroma is really dry with sweet fruit notes. Picking up hints of the white grapes. Pours a beautiful and slightly hazy golden amber. Flavor is packed with sweetness. LOTS of white grape fruit flavor going on. Iím excited to try this again in a few years. Super dry, almost like a chardonnay.
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lots of banana esters. Aroma is subtle and disappears quickly. Nice bitter hop finish. Pretty dry and drinkable. Ok but not great
JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this beer poured a hazy golden color with a minimal head. aroma is complex of sour grapes, yeast, and belgium sugar. flavor is good but a lot of sour grape masks the flavors of the beer. has a nice finish on the pallet.not a bad beer but a little complex and clashing of flavors.
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma has floral notes with maybe a hint of the grapes. This feels a lot like drinking a white wine and has hints of that flavor. A nice mixture of slight sweetness balanced out by a little hint of the alcohol and a touch of bitterness. Very interesting brew. It makes me sorry that I have missed the previous years of this release.
mu11igan (133) - Davis, California, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber pours a thin, white head that dissipates quickly. The body is light auburn. Aroma and flavor are distinctly Belgian. Lots of spice. Flavor starts a little sweet but finish tart. Very nice brew.
FullObs (133) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light Orange with minimal head into my NB globe. Cold from the fridge Iím not impressed. However as the beer warms it improves a lot IMO. The bitterness fades and a slightly sweet, grape / apricot flavor emerges. Polished off the bomber myself and could go for another glass.
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this when it first came out, so I will have to see how it ages. As is, this is a pretty straightforward Trippel. The grapes make a slight presence that I feel kinda detracts from where more good olí fashioned dryness and spice would have been better. The chamomile is what I liked most about this beer. It makes a noticeable presence and really contributes to the style. Canít say I was overly impressed with this one, but hopefully it ages well.
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Pours a pale straw color with absolutely no head. Real disappointing...
S: Belgian yeast, esters, bubblegum, spearmint and cloves. No complexity at all, such a letdown compared to 09 VE
T: Same as above, no complexity to speak of. Metallic note to it as well. Not much else to say
MF/D: Thin feel, alcohol is well hidden. Belgian yeast finish
Notes: Real letdown, especially for almost $10 a bomber. 09 was sooo much better. Worst Stone offering to date...although it got a b-
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at My Place in Newtown, CT: poured a rich golden light amber, with an aroma of light caramel, light floral, some grass, citrus, herbs, very enjoyable. A taste of sweet yummy.