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07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale (aged in red wine barrels) by Stone Brewing Company
Saison / Farmhouse Ale
8.40 % ABV

Review by Lum on 10/06/12  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
60 2 7 12 3 6 2010
After some time of sitting in my basement, this one finally made it to the fridge... Thanks Murchmac!

Nice amber color with nearly the properly required amount of a creamy, cloud-like cap. Aroma is sweet (candy sugars) with some dusty funk swirled in, fruity (apricots and orange pith with a twist of lemon) - also VERY spicy (ginger is dominant yet, with hints at black pepper). The spices carry over to the taste equally as strong - I see the back label states cardamom is used as well as standard ginger... and it shows. Good thing I like ginger because this thing is straight ahead one dimensional in this aspect. Some fruityness... I just can't get past the ginger however. Mouthfeel is lax, but not glaringly so...

This Saison is OK (read: interesting)... I would say it has maybe two more years of drinkability to it, so it may make it to it's intended date. Not much to style, but I liked it all the same.

Thanks Tim!

Served In: Pint Glass

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