thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Tasted on 5/1/08. Poured this one into a Unibroue tulip. It has a nice white head and the color is what I would imagine from a wit/trippel hybrid. The smell is expected from a wit with a little bit of punch. I realize this is 10 months old already but I just don’t really like this taste. I think I’m tasting some ginger and it just really isn’t pleasant to me. I also taste clove and spicy belgian yeast but the ginger taste is just ruining this for me. Overall this is my least favorite of all the Stone beers I have had. IEBAILI (128) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Pours beautiful golden orange color, smellsof Belgian yeast, very fruity, subtle spice, tastes fruity, tons of orange peel, cidery, peach, slightly sweet, finish in almost completely dry, the apple-peach-orange-bitter orange peel flavor lasts, this beer seems to be all about the yeast, niether hops nor malt make a big impression. The body is medium-light, this beer is refreshing, it has none of the heaviness that some sweeter Belgian strong ales have. The alcohol is practically invisible. A little bit of tartness emphasizes the citrus flavors beautifully. chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Sweet fruits dominate (cherry, peaches, over-ripe cantelope).
Creamy metallic character. Spicy notes of cinnamin, coriander + cardamom.
Dank belgian yeast flavor up front.
Big ginger and lemon tones. Very sour, almost peppermint taste.
Too skunky for my tongue, like an overdone trippel. Finish is slightly salty and tastes of apples.
Citric palate tingles the tongue. Wierd astringent mouthfeel. Finish is creamy. marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUN 25, 2007
very nice copper color and a very small, thin head. the spice flavors are very subdued but noticeable on the aftertaste - i’m picking up on the ginger more than the citrus. dwmiller16 (112) - Delaware, USA - MAY 11, 2013
22 oz bottle from State Line! Slight cloudiness, tart aroma. Tart Belgian yeast very pronounced on the palate.
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DKTN (110) - Mc Donald, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle, 22 oz. Deep golden color with a white head. Spicy and fruity aroma that immediately indicates complexity. Malty flavor. Different but interesting. ksigty (107) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Tried this on tap at the brewery. It is interesting. It definitely needs some time to mature. There is an acidic fruit taste mashed together with hops for another bite. It mellows out on the pallate but I thought it would be better, I guess I’ll just have to wait a couple more years to try it again. hammerbeck (101) - Kentucky, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Oily, tangy, and funky like Belgian Ales, I guess, are supposed to be? Granted, I am drinking this five years before it’s supposed to be enjoyed; but I think this tastes like steeped gym socks. elcaballo (101) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
A pretty good beer but not the best in the style or anywhere near stone’s best. Pours a nice gold with some amber color. Some nice spice on this beer but overall is not that memorable. As some other raters mentioned it does not really fit a style xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Pours light amber, tall fluffy head, nose is full of candy, light fruits, banana, white sugar, and more candy. Flavor is not like the nose, wishing it was. Ginger right off the bat, orange peel, hoppy, and achohol bite toward the end. Mouth feel was a bit sharp and seemingly carbonated, didnt smooth out with room temp. But I would drink it again, still a damn good brew from stone.