Stone 03.03.03 Vertical Epic Ale | Stone Brewing
California, United States | website
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%
Availability: Limited (brewed once)
Notes / 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. With Vertical Epic 03/03/03, we used some pretty interesting ingredients...coriander (a "Belgian-style" beer favorite!), alligator pepper (wow, bite into these little gems and you get a bigtime spicy rush of flavor), and a bit of both unmalted wheat and dark roasted wheat. And a blend of Belgian yeast and American ale yeast. And a nice selection of high alpha hops (a decidedly non-Belgian style twist). All told it makes for a dubble-ish taken-to-San-Diego-pushed-to-the-edge-and-slapped-around-a-bit beer. So, treat it gently. It's been abused enough already. Store it upright, cool and in the dark. It would enjoy a nice long rest. It will have plenty of patience. Now let's see about you ... In addition, we are pleased to provide the homebrewing recipe: http://stonebrew.com/timeline/030303
Added by kbub6f on 03-03-2003
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.
Reviews: 195 | Ratings: 287
Stone 03.03.03 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.