Leveejr (100) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottles poured at toronado anniversary. Shared a 08,12, and 13. 12 was my favorite. Poured a nice gold color with small fizzy white head. Smell is slight lemony and sour. Taste is incredibly clean and tart. Delicious and easy to drink. Best unfruited sour I've had
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vtafro (3216) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at goulét brewery bus tour. Whale. Hazy golden pour with no head. Fruit puckering sour flavors, nice flavors. Great aromas, tart and funky.
RussianDragon (424) - - JUN 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml bottle is 2007 vintage shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad! Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small ring of bubbles clinging to the glass. Aroma is lemon citrus, barnyard funk, and light oak notes. Flavor is very complex: grapefruit and lemon citrusy sourness, puckering, balanced and quenching. Alcohol is well masked, thin to medium bodied, delicious. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord tasting)
rxeight (1277) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of a clear yellow. Aroma is brettish. Taste is Brett and sour. Still a solid beer but tastes more rare than amazing.
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wild wild lemons and more lemons..very pleasing lemons and some grassy horse goat...sounds wierd but perfect balance with all these ingenious flavors. The lemons I love in the wild style ales...perfect for summer. Solid A
jcartamdg (1919) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a deep golden orange with no head. Aroma of peaches, nectarines, oak and funk. Taste is sour, fruity, peaches and nectarines, funk and oak. So tasty so complex.
merc7186 (2031) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Lemons, Hay, Grassy, Mild Lactic Acid
Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
Taste: Lemon Rind, Hay, Mild Apricots, Mild Lactic Acid
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Tart
stoutnick (491) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 Bottle at Toronado Pub, San Diego. Appearance is light golden peach. Aroma is mild sour with no real funk. Taste is low carbonation - close to perfection with the profile: very smooth, good level of acid, mild oaky quality. This IS NOT a fruit sour, just mild woodiness and sour. FInish is very tangy. Overall, a great sour - very well balanced and straight up Maybe nothing on the lambics, but very well done. Gets better as you attune to the lack of fruit and funk.
Brigadier (2915) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle
I was not expecting to get to try this despite visiting Toronado as it can be hard to get. When the wait staff asked me as I was closing the tab if I wanted a bottle it took exactly three seconds to say ’Yes’. I am glad too - this is a world class sour that put even the Almanac Bourbon Barrel Peche to shame.
Aroma / Appearance - A golden body shimmers with life and light peachy edges. Lemons, oak, and a lingering tartness give this an edge a bit stronger than the average sour but without being vinegary. it almost could be mistaken for a gueuze.
Flavor / Palate - Oak and lemon lightly play across the tongue. The tartness grows until crashing into sour waves on the back of the throat. Almost like a dry champagne it sparkles the entire time. This is one of those beers that everyone should get a chance to try and proves that Lost Abbey is still on top of their game.
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2008 bottle thanks to Diego! Pours a cloudy orange with paperthin white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong funk, oak, lemon, and yeast. Thin mouthfeel with light sourness, oak, with lingering tart finish. Held up very well, so impressive.