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RATINGS: 976   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Once upon a time it was the most award winning Pizza Port beer of all time. Now it has found a new home at The Lost Abbey. A massive brown ale base that is made from four fermentable sugars including Malted Barley, Raisins, Candi Sugar and Sour Cherries, this beer is fully fermented before being placed in Bourbon barrels where the beer ages for one year with the Sour Cherries and the wild Brettanomyces yeast that we inoculate the barrels with. One of the most complex and unique beers we make each year.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (550) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle, shared. Pours with no carbonation, no head. Murky, dark brick-red, sturdy alcohol legs. Very deep, complicated nose: tart cherry, raisin, caramel, tannin, vanilla, berry notes, balsamic. Decadent beer. Slick mouthfeel, finish sticks around. Big cherry mouthfeel, puckering start, dry ending. Weird and awesome.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (439) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2014
-Backlog- Deep red with no head. Aroma is very vinous. Cherries, grapes, red fruit and some raisins. Full and fruity palate with no carbonation. Aftertaste is also full of fruit. Nice small sour bite in the end. Overall: Very interesting and vinous.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1783) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Tap at Toronado, Seattle. Pours a dark reddy brown with a light tan head. Sherry, cherry coke aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Dark choc, cherry, lemon, light dark fruit, lemon. Lovely balance, tart yet sweet, very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Artistdave (26) - Austin, USA - SEP 2, 2014
All around good balanced brew with each and every flavor, sour and lemon sour and green apple sour but a good backbone of rich leathey and wood oak and pine tar. Medium carbonation. Loved this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1230) - BodÝ, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Vintage 2012. Has a hazy, deep red brown colour with aproximately no head. Woody aroma with leather, berries, heather, brown sugar, cherries, creme brulee and cola. Has a sour flavour with more cherries, leather, oak and citric acid that lasts. Has a silky mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A pretty acidic and tasteful sour ale.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeSammy (540) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Cherry Coke appearance, minus the head. No visible head at all. Strong aroma of alcohol, bourbon, some tobacco and dark chocolate. Taste much of the same. No carbonation bothered me. Unique for a sour, but, as Iíve found with many other @lostabbey beers, doesnít live up to the hype. Alcohol not well hidden, and very prominent on my palate. Disappointing Sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (848) - Kemi, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark brown murky beer with no head. Aroma has cherries, raisins and bourbon. Flavour is verry sour. Elements from aroma present too. Didnít hit my sweet spot although I usually like sourness and cherries. Maybe this wasva bit too much everything.

-- rated with beerbasher / Lumia 1020

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1754) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Aug Ale Alpharetta - Red/brown, muddy pour with minimal head. Taste is medium light tart, with lots of plum and raisin taste and forcefully finished off by the cherries and bourbon. Complex and tasty. Not overly sweet, but certainly sweet. The tart cherries and the Brett combine for a nice sour experience.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3333) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Aroma has a strong overtone of sour fruit and bourbon.bIt pours an opaque cola brown, not much of a head. Tart flavor has notes of cherry, bourbon, sour apple - and will make your face do calisthenics! Firm texture lacks fizz, but leaves a lasting sour fruit finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
esp0r (1980) - NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Brown, quite murky, no head. Smell of tart fruits, caramel, funk, hints of toast, oak and bourbon. Light sweet, cherries and booze, oak, vanilla, bourbon, raisins, some dark malts and toast. Extremely complex, medium sour, cherries, tart. Moderate bitter finish. A world class beer. Itís complex and well balanced. Nice!


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