kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2007
22 oz bottle from Leopoldstoch(thanks!). Ok, this is a 2 year old bottle, Pours a hazy amber with a large chunky head. Not sure what this is supposed to be, but smells like a barleywine. Tastes like one too. Starts with some sweet heavy malts, a little spiciness (almost ginger-like) and ends with a hop wallop of citrus and earthiness. Body is heavy, carbonation is moderate/high. Alcohol is pretty obvious for only being 7.8 abv, i would have guessed 10% at least... JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Had this on draft at the stone 9th party.
Well, I’d be more impressed if Stone had debuted this as "Stone Wheat" rather than as an anniversary beer. It tasted like a middle of the road american wheat to me. nothing special. SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Inviting grapefruit/citrus hop nose nearly overpowers the toasty wheat, which is only slightly evident in the aroma. While the combo works OK in the nose, it becomes muddled in the body. Loads of hop bitterness clash with the smoothness of the wheat, creating dirty off flavors that don’t seem to fit this ’clean’ beer. Wet dirt is one I keep getting in the finish. The heavy mouthfeel doesn’t help either. The loads of citrusy hops are overpowering throughout and just don’t synch with the wheat (and yeast) for me. I would take their near perfect IPA any day of the week and twice on Sunday over this. FuntonBunton (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Golden, like an Arizona sunset. Bitter w/ a hoppy taste that will send you into a euphoria. Let your mind and palate obambulate, as this potation is a phonistery. Better towards the beginning of the experience than the end of it. Put on a cup, and take a sip, because it may kick you in the nuts. Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Pours a hazy orange hue with aromas of pine and wheat. Flavors of pine, wheat with a smooth lingering, bitter finish similar to an IPA. BLAS!!
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Clear amber-gold color with a small off-white head. The aroma and flavor were strong with citrusy hops, but also had a nice fruitiness in the background...alcohol came through a little too much. The feel was very crisp with a dry finish. I’m a little disappointed with the past two anniversary beers. When are they gonna do an imperial stout anniversary ale? pfhyde (59) - Davis, California, USA - DEC 27, 2005
This is a great buy--7.8% ABV for 1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz. of consistently tasty, Belgium style ale. If you want the fizz of Belgium, but can’t afford the real deal, give this a shot. It comes across as subpar at first, but believe me, it’s worth a second (third, fourth) try. (Oh, and make sure you look up all the words on the bottle description in the Oxford English Dictionary--they’re great fun.) JK (6095) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2006
I thought I was drinking a simple, but good, pale ale. There is not much to this light orange beer besides the hops in the aroma and the bitter hops in the flavor. The 8th was better. mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Pours a clear gold with a very modest white head. Wasnt digging the smell on this brew too much. It was kind of a wierd soapy smell. It had some light citrus and orange too, but something seemed off. Taste is fairly mellow, get some wheat and citrus characters towards the end, but overall I wasnt too impressed with this one. I thought it was pretty boring. brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - SEP 15, 2007
22oz bottle. Hazy amber color with rich white head. Citrusy aroma, and a nice bittnerness to it. Not bad.