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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A new Vertical Epic will be released every year, with the goal being to collect them all and have a Vertical Epic tasting once the final Epic is released on 12/12/12. Each new Stone Vertical Epic Ale will be release one YEAR, one MONTH and one DAY apart. Vertical Epic 02/02/02 was not brewed "to style". Instead, we tried to create something new. It’s triple-ish in nature, with wit character, coriander and orange peel, and has way more hops than either a Belgian triple or a Wit would. Belgian yeast was used. Belgian Strong Ale is the closest category that fits -- Greg Koch, Stone Brewing CEO. In addition, we are pleased to provide the homebrewing recipe: http://stonebrew.com/timeline/020202
In 2002 we began our groundbreaking, millennium-inspired series with Stone 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale. This bumped up Belgian-style wit—made all the more alluring thanks to an infusion of orange peel, coriander, a sprinkling of black pepper and a healthy dose of Centennial hops—was a bright way to begin this epic eleven-part vertical tasting.

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3.9
cattaneopapa (391) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2016
650ml bottle from the LCBO. 7.5% alc./vol. Pours a clear gold colour with two finger of white head which settles into a lasting creamy cap. I get a lot of banana and coriander on the nose with hints of black pepper. There is sweet caramelized malt backbone with notes of banana. The hops become more bitter and dry on the back end. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Recommended.

3.9
DwarfeD (3513) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2016
Draught at the BeerTemple. Somewhat pale orange with a small white head. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Nice well balanced sweet and bitter tones. Yeast, caramel, malts, herbs and fruit. Quite nice.

3.9
bhensonb (15195) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is coriander, citrus, and a spice note. Med body. Flavor is peppery, banana, coriander/citrus. Rather clean. Rather dry. Not bitter, but the pepper will do.

3.9
baraciisch (3236) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Clear golden orange in color... Aroma of vanilla, Candi sugar, cotton candy, citrus... Flavor is cotton candy, citrus, spices, coriander, vanilla, light peppery finish... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
kassner (1663) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Got a bomber at Whole Foods in Wexford. This hoppy Belgian has just the right balance, not easy to do. Refreshing but with good body. A nice frothy head. slightly cloudy light yellow body.

3.9
AleRider78 (1133) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2017
650ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a fairly big foamy bubbly white head and has a pale golden appearance. Excessive carbonation. Some thick dirty lacing remains. Aromas of orange peel, tropical fruit notes, hints of spices. Flavours are mostly citrusy and floral hop notes, zesty, the orange peel is quite noticeable with some more floral hops and a bit of hoppy bitterness to finish off. Some nice subtle spice notes eventually make an appearance. Medium/full bodied mouthfeel. Great retention. A good balance of sweetness and bitterness. Pretty easy going, smooth and drying sensation on the palate. Good stuff.

3.9
bunget (986) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle. Clear golden body, big, white, fluffy head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of yeast, sugar, pears, coriander, apricot jam and ginger snaps. Taste of yeast, sugar, orange candies, ginger, hints of peppers and lots of herbs. Delightful.

3.9
BenL8 (211) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2017
Nice appearance, more or less clear, intense carbonation and a fine layer of head. Aroma is very Wheaty and spicy, pepper, coriander, a bit funky, very refreshing. Very refreshing taste as well, wheat is dominant, spicy, pepper, hints of coriander, Belgian flavours, sweet and rich, very rich for a wit. Nice!

3.9
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2017
[8986-20170120] 1pt6floz bottle. Floral celery and spices aroma. Clear, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Orange peel and celery flavour. Medium-full body is fairly bitter. Tasty, great balance. (8/3/8/4/16) 3.9
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, GregClow, jercraigs)

3.8
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Poured a clear goden color with a small white head. Malty aroma with that Belgian yeast smell. Bubble gum, sugar and floral notes. A hint of alcohol as well. The flavor seemed on the light side and started out dull, which having this for the first time I can only assume it is from age. Floral flavors came in followed by light maltiness. Some warmth in the throat. Body was on the small side but decent. I was suprised overall. I didn’t know what to expect and found this to be very nice indeed.


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