Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2005
22 oz bottle
Amber in color. Quickly dissipating head, foam sticking around the edge of the glass. This really smells yeasty and a little bit like apples. I’m liking the malt and I’m liking the hops. Just bitter enough and just sweet enough. I guess I should make another trip to grab another bottle while I can, and save that one for some time, see how it ages. One year seems to have been good to this ale Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Light golden yellow pour with a thin layer of creamy head. Aroma was quite complex, with some floral notes, bananas, dough, and wheat. Very nice hefe-twist to a Belgian strong! The banana came through with a wheaty backbone. Lime was also lightly present in the flavor. You don’t usually find these alongside the Belgian yeast. Finish was somewhat dry, and carried through some yeasty bananas. This has mellowed out since the release, and certainly for the better! Lubiere (13780) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
Lightly hazy golden ale with a no head. Tangerine spicey malt with honey notes in aroma. Very restrained in mouth, but classy, with notes of ginger, coriander, and honey. Upon reading the bottle, I note the limeleaves in mouth. Nice lingering sustained hops. Very good. (Spring 2005) DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2006
From a bottle shared by Blake. Nice lemony/orange Pledge aroma with a Juicy Fruit sweetness in back. Hazy orange body. Enjoyable aged, complex flavor - butterscotch, lemon pie filling over shortbread. The finish leaves you with some citric orange peel and a very light alcoholic pepperiness. The years have been good to this one. tjthresh (1871) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Pours brilliant clear golden with a snowy white head. Very lemony aroma. Dusty yeast. Sort of soapy. Faint banana. Very clean tasting. All the flavors are very well blended. Citrus and yeast. Pleasant bitterness. Slight lingering finish. Really a damn fine beer. If you are sitting on a bottle, you should drink it now.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 31, 2007
On tap at Stone May 2007. Clear orange amber with white fluffy head. Aroma of banana, grapefruit, lime, and yeast. Slightly sticky palate. Initially sweet malty taste transitioning to a slightly sour fruit taste and finishing with a yeasty lime taste. Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bomber, which I drank on Election night. After opening an infected Flat Earth beer earlier, I needed something fairly special for such a monumental night. After all, it was the fall of the evil empire, which in itself is cause for celebration. I was highly impressed by this one. Super nice, light, full bodied ale. I got just a hint of the Kaffir Lime, which was surprisingly tasty. If you were to mix a triple, a Hefeweizen and a Saison, it would probably taste something like this. Good Job indeed. Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Consumed 2/13, poured dark with a nice sweet aroma. Flavor has become roasted sweet mellow, with a flat feel, but still nice.
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The beer as it jettisons from the 22 ounce brown bottle a somewhat hazy amber with a mountainous light tan and spumescent head, the lace a thick sealing sheet to conceal the glass. Nose is sweet malt with a nice hint of yeast, biscuit like, also a smidgeon of hop spiciness noted, quite crisp and clean to the senses, start is rich in malt, somewhat sweet and the top middling in its feel to the palate. Finish has a stern acidity, and a pleasing hop bite, quite dry and lingering aftertaste, another great beer from a great brewery, having said that I do think like the 03 that it will benefit greatly from a few years in the cellar. unclebleen (620) - California, USA - APR 20, 2004
Pours a nice gold/copper color with a small head that leaves excellent lacing. Nice lazy carbonation that slowly makes its way up to the surface. Aroma is sweet estery yeast with a nice light spiciness. Nice banana and pepper notes. Overall the aroma reminds me of Stone's Sawyers Triple. Flavor is a nice sweetness blended with some citrus hop notes. I actually do detect the lime notes from the lime leaf. One of the most unique aftertastes of any beer...a dry bitterness combined with a smooth (a hate using that term) finish. The body is very clean and refreshing. Overall another great offering from Stone.