50belair (3204) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. What a nightmare trying to get the cork out.... Brownish red in color with a small white head. Sour cabernet aromas. Another stunner from the crew at Lost Abbey. Aged grape, red wine, oak, caramel, tart cherry, vinegar, and acidic fruit flavors......
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of James. Grape and red wine sour cherry notes. Pour is a transparent brown. Not too vinegary which is the biggest turn off for me.
beastiefan2k (3212) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375mL cork and cage bottle shared by Matt, thanks man. Oh, its not flat, actually a very strong carbonation. Aroma is signature Lost Abbey (not a good thing). It was something that I could have liked 3-4 years ago but now understand how bad it is. Its all acetic, poor, unmanaged sourness. The flavor is similarly thin in flavor, has a thin body, and is overly acetic with no counterbalanced elements.
MadIndian (2716) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wood soaked dark fruits, malt, and alcohol. What else could one ask for?
This is not one of my favorite styles, but this one sure helps me see the grander picture.
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle at Monk’s cafe. Thanks for sharing, Eric. This was quite a surprise. tastes like a very nice flemish red, an aged rodenbach perhaps. Vinegar, oak, cherry skins, some chewy malts. Quite tasty and complex.
madmitch76 (20818) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
27th May 2009
Cloudy brown beer with a thin biscuit head. A sourish beer that could have been too sour for me if not kept in check by the French oak. The result is a well balanced beer, a little sour and fairly dry. Soft oak tones but no vanilla/cream. Fruity and rich wine flavours in the finish and the aftertaste. Very quaffable!
theisti (3705) - Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.7 fl oz corked and caged bottle shared by mreusch. Pour is a hazed brown golden ruby with not much of an off white head. Aroma is the standard Lost Abbey sour; touch of vinegar, cherry fruit, vanilla oak, leather - all pretty brash and sharp. Taste is acidic vinegar sour up front, followed close behind with wood, tannins, vanilla oak - finishing with more dry wood and some alcohol heat. Palate is brightly acidic, medium bodied, lighter carbonation and the dry hot finish. Thanks for sharing this one Matt.
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark amber color with an off white head. Has a heavy wine and wood smell to it. Starts off like a Belgium with a little sweetness that quickly turns to wine and a wood flavor. Pretty nice
markwise (5082) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Hamilton23 for this one in trade. Pours a dark amber with a white head. Nose is malt, vinous fruit, a hint of balsamic vinegar, and lots of wood/ cab sav quality. Flavor is a nice blend of malt and sour. It blends the malt of Lost and Found with the tartness and red grapes of a cab sav with a bit of wood added in. Medium in body and silky in mouthfeel. Enjoyable. It would be more so if it was not as expensive and came in bigger bottles, but if wishes were horses...
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle gifted by bmanning. Thanks, Ben! Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.
Pours a moderately-bright reddish-copper color with a very thin off-white head and a bit of lacing, though not much else. The nose brings forward plenty of the red-wine notes along with a bit of dark fruits and some oak. A moderate amount of acidity comes through in the nose. Really complex and everything melds together quite well.
The taste is a bit of a letdown after the nose. The red-wine notes are there, but the acidity is too brisk and simply takes over the entire flavor of the beer. While it’s nice, it’s just too much for what else is there. The red wine is good, but it is overwhelmed. A bit of the base dubbel lingers in the background. Mouthfeel is cut down by the excess acidity. The red-wine component or the base beer needs to come out more. Drinks well enough, but there are some fairly-large issues here. Nonetheless, the nose was excellent.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-15-2011