virtuosovii (103) - California, USA - FEB 7, 2010
UPDATED: APR 2, 2010 On tap at Stone. I’ve had this in bottles as well and it tasted just as good as on tap. This is my favorite beer. I can drink this any time anywhere. This beer was very flavorful. Mild aromas. Flavor was sweet and spicy. The taste kind of reminded me of pear, nutmeg and jasmine. Many other fruits and holiday tasting spices. I highly recommend this one. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Bomber - pours a light hazed bright golden yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma is fresh lemon and cardamon spices, yeasty, doughy crackery light honey, toast, green peppercorn phenolics with light fruitiness- apple, pear, apricot. Flavor is spicy lemongrass, zesty, leather and earth, not too sweet- crackery malts, toast, light honey, floral and light fruits some citrus as well- mostly clean in the end. Pretty good. ben4321 (6673) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Location: 22 oz bottle at Stone, 1/4/10
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Aroma: Aroma of Belgian yeast, pear, banana, and spice
Appearance: Cloudy yellow color, small off-white head
Flavor: Mostly sweet and spice malt flavor, light bitterness
Palate: Very smooth with medium body and well hidden ABV
Overall, this makes for a pretty nice sweet Belgian style Tripel. Another very solid beer from Stone, and it certainly makes everything taste better when you drink it in a place as cool as the Stone Bistro. Nicely done.
(Sample Date: 7/18/2009 Source:Other) Grainy and malty caramel and sugar notes in aroma. Clear honey golden with small white head. Spicy Belgian yeast in aroma. Light body with fizzy mouth feel. Light graininess with pronounced spicy Belgian character. Medium finish with spicy residual bitterness. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Bottle:   Vibrant straw, clear but with some sediment, moderate to small sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Dusty nose, a little mealy and cardboard.   Not bad but seems past its prime.   Yeah, cardboard and mealy type malts on the tongue.   Should have drank this one sooner.   Bready, but in that wet cardboard sort of fashion.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes okay, not as bright as I would have imagined it should have been.   Lingering cardboard.   I waited too long to try this one, but decent otherwise.   Thanks Bob for this freebie from one of my first trades.   Been cherishing this one for a while.   Should have drank this sooner.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Thanks to oldstylecubsfan for this bomber.
Pours exceptionally clear golden amber with a small and very short-lived soapy white head. It recedes quickly, leaving no bubbles at all and no lacing.
Sweet light fruits mix with sugar in the aroma and a lightly toasted malt backbone with very subtle spicy yeast in the nose. There’s also some orange peel and some light peppers.
The taste has an initial citrus hop kick, though it’s very faint before the light fruity esters and Belgian yeast sweetness take over. The finish is definitely spicy though, maybe some coriander and pepper, and the taste is not as sweet as the nose overall - certainly more layers in the taste.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation with a dry spiciness rounding it out on the palate.
This is an excellent and very drinkable triple that has plenty of complexity in the taste especially, where the spices do a great job of balancing out the dominant fruity sweetness. radagast83 (8301) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Sampled from 22oz bottle. A nice, good tasting Belgian. Dark golden color pour, with a fluffy head. Aroma sweet malts, sugar, spices (cloves) and a touch of yeast. Flavor is sweet malts, flavor, touches of bitterness, tinge of hops. Smooth, pretty good. IrishBoy (4228) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 11, 2009
22 oz bomber from Ebay! Nose is slightly sweet candisugar, lots of cloves and corriander, and some yeasty goodness. clear dark gold with a medium, glass lcaing beige cream colored head. Flavor is very clovey spices, contrasting light sweetness and bitterness, white pepperiness, and white breadiness. Finish has a smidgeon of bitterness. Quite enjoyable! Largiari (10) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bomber. Color is beautiful, golden orange hue, with good cloudiness. Almost no lacing, like a string of dental floss rimming the glass. Huge nose, like dried apricots and prunes, and a little nutty. Taste is big time Belgian Triple, spicy, sweet and a little hoppy. My only dissapointment is the finish, there is’nt much of one. Most true Triples tend to linger in the mouth for a while, I havent found this beer to do that. Overall, a very tasty brew from Stone. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2009
In short: A smooth, sweet, flowery and fruity golden ale. Different and highly drinkable.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed (probably fresh) soon after purchase. Tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Golden orange body topped by a very small off-white head
In long: Pleasant floral nose of scented garden flowers. Soft juicy body with a soft carbonation. Taste is a pleasant mix of honeyed malts, flower petals (orchids, etc.), tropical fruits and passion fruit juice. The flowery hopping brings no dryness and almost no bitterness so the honey sweetness sticks around in the finish and the beer does feel a little sweet. Quite different from the classic Belgian Abbey Triples, especially the mouthfeel that didn’t felt Belgium at all. But this is a very interesting refreshing golden ale of some kind. It just felt different. A surprising offering coming from Stone and one I’d like to see brewed regularly. Unfortunately they only seem to brew it on rare occasions. I don’t know what the occasion is but it doesn’t happen very often. Maybe they brew it to celebrate the win of a handicapped albinos at the special Olympic wheelchair 1000 meters hurdles. Maybe, I don’t know, something that doesn’t happen often.