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RATINGS: 960   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In 2008, Stone Brewmasters Steve Wagner and Mitch Steele traveled to Belgium, where they enjoyed a number of hop-forward Belgian tripels, pale ales and IPAsbeers that had taken a cue from the U.S. craft brewing movement and inspired us in return. Its a big reason 2008s summer season came to be known at Stone as our Summer of the Triple. Upon their return, they crafted Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale, the seventh beer in the 11-beer Stone Vertical Epic Ale series. Packed with floral, spicy essence from Belgian yeast plus plenty of hoppy New World character, its our West Coast take on hop-driven Belgian beers.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianBeerGal (3894) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Bottled. Pours a clear, maybe slightly hazy, gold colour with big carbonation driving a nice white head. Some lacing. Big citrus aroma of pineapple and grapefruit. REALLY easy to drink, nice spice blended well with some more citrus flavour, alcohol and a nice warming finish. Great for the style.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tapthis (243) - Baytown, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Pours a dull golden yellow with no head and minimal lacing. Mild hop flower and bitter aromas. Has a spiced medium body. With flavors of flowers

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrNosha (1829) - Baden Wrttemberg, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2016
Vom Fass in Berlin. Dunkel gelb s Bier. Weisser Schaum. Hopfiger Tripel Duft. In der Base sehr belgisch. Antrunk Banane. Dann Hopfen. Alkohol schn eingebunden. Ssslich rund.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (2541) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget, sweden. Short and white head. Clear golden color. Mild flower hop aroma with some pears and light belgian aroma. Spicy and light bodied. Distinct bitterness for an belgian beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1408) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2016
From a 650ml bottle on 30/10/2016 (shared with Butz). Pours a slightly cloud golden with a small head. Featrures a light, very pleasant aroma featuring Belgian yeast and fruit. In the mouth its sweet, fruit and hoppy - a lovely mix of Belgian ale and IPA. Features oodles of sweet fruit, balanced by a good dash of hops, with some herbal and spicy elements to it. Very pleasant indeed. These guys are consistently excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1263) - Lincoln, California, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Strong aroma of vanilla, coriander, bread, yeast, spice. Pours a clear golden color with big foamy white head. Strong yeasty flavors. Bubblegum, vanilla, spice, with corriander and light caramel breadiness from malt. Medium bodied with medium low co2, lingering yeasty spiciness. Enjoyable Belgian style triple. Interesting and complex flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2797) - ngelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
Tasting @ fillepolo 20161007. Bottle (650 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity, yeasty and spicy, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and yeasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (1580) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 7/10-16. Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity, yeasty and spicy. Body is medium, the finish is dry and spicy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stifler84 (9) - Klippan, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016 does not count
Tasting @ fillepolo 20161007. Bottle (650 ml) from Systembolaget. Yeasty and spicy

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fillepolo (704) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget. Beer tasting @ fillepolo. Pours a golden colour beer with a medium head. Fruity and hoppy with herbs and spices. Dry finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (2154) - Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle - good size foamy head, light copper color, pretty balanced aroma and flavor - some earthy/citrusy hops, crackery malts, and mild yeasty spice, very good overall


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