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Lost Abbey Yellow Bus

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Sour ale with Peaches.


thenick's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Sample @ BBF Night of the Funk - I feel very fortunate to have tried this before it ran out. Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Nose is bread/biscuit, light fruit/citrus, and heavy heavy on the funk. Taste is a little malt up front with a heavy, fruity funk that whacks you over the head as you finish each joyous sip of this beer. I think I recoiled and cursed very loudly (in front of Tomme Arthur - score one for me!) after trying this because I was so blown away by how amazing it is. I love these guys, I really do.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8896) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle. Backlog. Pours cloudy peach gold with white head. Nose and taste of sour peach, tons of wood, Brett, sour funk and touch of woody vanilla. Medium body.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CesarLůpez (10) - - AUG 21, 2013
Aroma vino blanco, algo de madera y levadura. En boca ligera acidez, ageadables notas de madera, ligero ahumado con un muy buen final seco y acido

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
Very interesting story behind these acquisition of YB. Id like to give a big thank you to Tomme and David for authenticating my bottles. They went way out of their way to help me and it is much appreciated A- Poured from a Tomme Arthur hand signed bottle. Beautiful apricot color with a light ring of head. N- Peach, peach, peach.... drank next to V004/V010 and the peach in YB was more prominent. Sour notes of vinegar probably from the age. Brett and moldy peach funk T- Fresh ripe peach as though they were picked yesterday, sour peach skins, light vinegar and brett. moderate funk, with incredibly well balanced sweet/tart characteristics. Peach e oís come to mind M- smooth with very light carbonation. O- The best peach sour i have ever had...hands down... My wife drank most of my pour not realizing how rare the yellow bus is. Big thanks to Mark for letting me drink pretty much half of his glass.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (5038) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Alright, so yeah - this is courtesy of Tomme Arthur - this is roughly #20 of the remaining bottles of this beer in possession of Mr. Arthur and The Lost Abbey - yes there are apparently now less than 20 bottles left (please keep that secret).

Poured a slightly cloudy, vibrant orange-yellow color, with not much of a head to speak of. Aroma was mild peaches, but with that said - the flavor was mightly peachy. So peachy. Well, I love this - it is well balanced with plenty of enjoyable tart notes.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Huhzubendah (2650) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94 at our insane sour ale tasting last weekend. Thanks Brad. The beer appears golden yellow hued with a thin white head. To my delight and surprise, the aroma brings the pleasant scent of peaches. The flavor takes it up a level, with a perfect blend of tart acidity, peaches, and Lost Abbey funk. Simply delicious. This was an instant favorite for me. Light in body, this was highly drinkable. This certainly lived up to the hype and high expectations. I only hope that Tomme brews this again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andersand (529) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2012
Bright dusty yellow with a lively little foam on top. Clean yet very inviting tart and fruity aroma with suprisingly fresh notes of peach alongside brett and mild barrel. Flavor is interestingly fruity and obviously peachy without any harsher sourness (which is a good thing.) Overall nicely balanced and highly drinkable without losing itís original edge reminiscent of Lost Abbey sours. Impressive showcase of fruit without being some sissy fruit beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
Bottle at the DC Lambic & Sour Tasting on April 14, 2012. Served in a Lost Abbey Teku. Huge thanks to Brad for bringing this one out. Pours a cloudy yellow-golden color with a thin white head. Decent retention and a few spots of lacing as it goes down. The nose carries a moderate amount of peaches with some backing acidity and general fruitiness. A bit of earthiness there as well. Mild Brett funk. The flavor kicks it up a notch with a really deep peach flavor that could clearly only come from the fruit of a single tree. Even after all these years, itís quite clear that a mythical tree alone could have produced such wondrous fruit. Oops, I was wrong -- this tastes like yellow peaches. The kind you can buy at any farmers market. Probably not from a shitty grocery store, though. Iíll give them that. After wading through the peach mystery, I got some light funk and moderate-to-heavy acidity with average carbonation and a light body with a dry finish. Overall, this was quite good. I didnít like it as much as the Isabelle we had beside it, though it was more-intensely fruity. Overall, quite good, though not quite a to-do-for creation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cbfobes (2340) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Rating #1000. So while waiting for Great Taste tickets overnight this past year I ended up sharing some bottles with some guys from California that were in town, well around 2 am one of them asked if we wanted to try something special, well this was it. Poured a hazy yellowish golden with a thin white head, the aroma was very tart with peaches and a good amount of vinegar and funk, the flavor has a good amount of sour peaches with a funky finish. I honestly donít think I will have the opportunity to try this beer again, an absolute honor to have tried this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3569) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
750ml bottle, signed by Tomme Arthur himself, enjoyed during a game of beirut a.k.a. beer pong (Iím not joking), but mostly from a separate Lost Abbey glass rather than the red Solo cups. I honestly think the awesome force of rarity in this beer propelled me to sink the last cup in a stunning come-from-behind victory that had the crowd in awe (we were down like 7 to 2 at one point), and for that I have Tomme to thank. Clear peachy orange color with a small white head. A bit less yellow than a bus. The aroma is nice, rather peachy with other light fruit notes - apricot and pear in particular. Rather funky with nice oak barrel notes. The flavor is nice if a bit subdued. Peach is fairly assertive, and there is some citrus/lemon. The sourness is restrained and there is actually a touch of sweetness in it. Tastes good, and rare. Medium oakiness. Medium-bodied with carbonation a little on the lower side. Fairly long finish. Overall, this is a very good beer, but maybe not quite worth the hype behind it. Maybe itís faded a bit - who knows. Iím rating this objectively so Iíll refrain from the "A++++ BEST BEER EVER OMG" schtick. Thanks a lot to all who made this happen though. This is truly one of the highlights of my ticking career.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
callmemickey (3005) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Big thanks to Shadesofgray for this. Never thought Iíd get to try this mythical beast. A: Dirty yellow-peach body. Capped by a thin white head. Healthy chunk of sediment in all of the poors. No lacing. S: Assertive musty-peach notes up front. Wet hay and other funky farmhouse notes. Mostly peaches though. T: A nice interplay between sweet and tart peaches and lemons. Brett really starts to take hold with each additional sip. Light oak notes in the finish. M: Low to moderate carbonation. Lingering sweetness in the finish. A bit muddled -- while the peaches are sweet and tart, there is not much "zing" or clarity to it on the tongue. It just sits there. O: A really interesting beer with a tremendous nose and flavor -- but its a little off. Perhaps I am being overly critical in evaluating this mythical beer.


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