JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 23, 2003
I had this at Stone's 7th Anniversary party.
Appearance: This beer is a cloudy brown color.
Aroma; The nose is savory. The flavors are those you'd find that would go well with roasted poultry (hint sage)
this is a very unique, tasty brew. I thoroughly enjoyed it. BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Brownish orange. Taste and smells like Thanksgiving dinner stuffing. Very interesting. mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Light yellow with a nice head. Overpowering aroma of sage and ginger. Tastes like turkey. Very creamy. Medium boy. Interesting experiment but I really don't like it. microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2003
On Tap. Brownish-orange color with a nice white head. Smells of strong sage and a touch sour. (i agree with iceman on the black pepper smell) A good sour flavor, some hops and of course sage. I was scared to taste this due to the overpowering sage aroma, but the flavor was very well balanced in my opinion. 21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2003
A very colorful murky orange with lots of white head. Smelled like balck pepper. Tastes like play-dough, with a little fruit in it, probably orange. Very yeasty too.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 8/10/02: Had this at the Stone 6th aniversary party..Wow sage aroma.. I mean fresh plucked sage from the herb garden...Incredible!!!BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
Golden with a nice head..
spicy sage whispers..with a tad citrus..very sagey with added sweet lingerings..
9/27/02 San Diego Beer Fest:: I still love this beer but i think it should be a tad less sweet
Amazing sage stuffing like aroma. Hernbal and peppery with a touch of spice on the palate. Some alcohol warmth. Sweet overall with just a touch of hoppiness. Strong, awesome flavor but as drinkable as a Hoegaarden. Great originality. Jajoro (11) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - AUG 19, 2002
This is probably one of the most interesting beers that I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. The fresh sage aroma is immediately evident, with a slight acidic citrus aroma in the back. The flavor of sage and citrus are very powerful with a sweetness that balances it all out. This is Belgium West! 40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - AUG 12, 2002
Had a couple 4oz tasters of this at Stone's VI annual festival. This, along with Speedway Stout, were the stars of the festival for ol' 40oz. Very fruity citrusy aroma, even out of the ridiculously small 4oz tasting glass. Present but not overpowering herby flavor and wheaty acidic twang. A subtle and well balanced Belgian strong ale, more refined than many Belgian made products. joet (2655) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2002
This was the most memorable beer at Boonville this year for me. That's saying a helluva lot considering this is arguably the West Coast's best fest. A luminous warm gold color and a perfect thick white foam, a detailed herbal peppery sage aroma and flavor that also suggests thyme, curacao, soft aged bitter, plenty of tang, witbierisch and mildly and pleasantly phenolic. A whopping 9% and supremely delicious.