Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale

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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
JDBaker11058 (2402) - Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2017
Big, golden, sweet, spicy, good yeasty character. Definitely felt like a tripel wit. Draft at The Mill in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

3.5
Koelschtrinker (21831) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 29, 2017
Hopfig hefiger, moderat herber Beginn. Alkoholische Nuancen, leicht kräutrig, der Hopfen steigt an. Etwas Koriander, moderat bitter, süffig. Gut. 10/11/12/11/10/11

3.7
Turtles (3008) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2017
Keg @ Bishops Arms, Hornsgatan. Slightly hazy golden, white head, good lacing. Peppery, coriander nose, bubble gum and citrus. Dry and smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Grassy taste with coriander, herbal, cloves and white pepper, bitter orange and ripe orange. Dry and bitter finish. Quite tasty.

3.7
Erzengel (9618) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2017
0,651l bottle from bier-deluxe.de. Fresh smooth mild nose. Fresh dry funky beginning. Lots of spices in the back, fruit, sourish mild, yeast. Funk and depth, refreshing with sweetish grain, round, malty, deep and fresh.

4.2
Andrew196 (2015) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Pours a cloudy peach, big coarse head, a sparkling appearance. Belgian yeast heavy, banana, coriander. Spritzy but somehow a chewy flavor. Pepper, spiced pear, banana cream, clove, mild grasses. A fun, summery take on the style.

3.5
Beerhunter111 (22974) - P´Castle, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2017
Bottle shared with Erzengel! A clear golden beer with a mid-sized most good lasting off-white head. Aroma of strong pale malt, yellwo fruits, belgian yeast. Taste of strong grainy malt, belgian yeast, yellow fruits, slightly boozy.

3.9
patrick767 (4379) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2017
bottle - Hazy yellow-orange pour. It smells of yeast, spices, banana, citrus. Flavor is on the sweet side with pleasant fruity notes, coriander, malt, wheat, Belgian yeast, and some welcome bitterness on the back end. Quite nice.

3.6
ChrisOfstad (362) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2017 Big Bottle from Total Wine Laguna Hills. Light Golden with medium white head. Belgias yeast aroma and taste.

3.7
Emeister84 (2601) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2017
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of banana, orange rind, coriander, wheat. Hazy orange with a mostly lasting white head. Dry, floral, citrusy. Medium-full bodied.

3.4
pinkzambia (2073) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2017
Tap @ Freedom Brewfest: Skunky banana yeast aroma. Sweet flavors of yeast and banana bread. Strong carbonation with an easy finish.


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