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Lost Abbey Brouwers Imagination 2008 Saison with Brett

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Made by Lost Abbey for Brouwer’s Cafe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1255) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2016
750 ml 2008 bottle. Consumed just a couple weeks ago so obviously way past its prime. This one poured a hazy golden orange color with a small whispy off white of foam at the head to that quickly fades into the body below. The aroma shows quite a bit of oxidation to go with musty, citrus fruits, mild, bretty funk, pale malts, and some yeast esters. The flavor follows and shows pale malts, dried, musty citrus fruit, old oak, and some bretty funk to go with all the oxidation. Notes of stale bread, yeast, and sweet esters also come out as well. Medium bodied with barely any carbonation that leads to a musty, citrusy, and light funk finish. This one is dead and a far cry from what it was originally. I obviously sat on this one way too long, which is a shame. I hate to even give this a score as it doesn’t do any justice to when this was fresh. The Brett has all but died out at this point. Still glad I got to try it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (9442) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Sampled during Bengals Tailgate 12/13/15. Thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. 2008 bottle… Hazy golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Not much lace sticks. Up front, some oxidization in the nose, but it’s not as bad as you’d expect. A bit musty, kind of basementy. Touch of white grape. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Mild slick. OK to try, but certainly past it’s prime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2015
750 ml bottle shared by alexsdad06- thanks again, Brad! Pours a hazy fruit juice color with a small white head that settles into a ring. Notes of bread, dried apricot and peac, vanilla, sugars, esters, stale cereal, and hay. Light-medium bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, muddled mouthfeel. Not sure what it used to be but it was probably much better before. It’s not bad now, just old as hell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12726) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear dark amber color with an average frothy white head that was lasting with excellent lacing. Medium yeast, wood and west coast hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet & sour flavor with a medium sour & sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7737) - Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2015
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have quite a bit of oxidation at this point, pale malts, hints of sweet malts, mild funk, light Brett character, gets a bit better as I continued drinking, I buried this in the cellar and forgot about it, I will combine with notes from when this was fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
[6687-20140816] Bottle. Orange grainy aroma. Hazy, pale orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter lemon hops flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(@ Campground Brewdown 2014, Millmont, PA)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1696) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle at Brouwer’s, shared by beastie. Pours clear pale with white head. Bottle pops but doesn’t gush or remain flat (victory in itself). Aroma: not as rad as Avery 15. Old for sure, stale hops and rotting overripe fruit / prunes, but also not completely gross. Some tropical, some caramel. Seems to have held up well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
2014-08-16. Hazy pale orange body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma is sweet with light fruity character, pale malt and light caramel accents. Flavour is lightly fruity over moderate sweet malt base, light yeast. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Enjoyable but slightly muddled and I suspect simpler than when it was fresh. Bottle at Campground Brewdown

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle @ Brouwer’s Cafe! 10 karat pour with a fluffy white cotton head that left significant rings in the glass after every sip. Nose is fruity, earthy, and only mildly funky with a hint of pepper. Flavor shows loads of grape, honey, caramel, toffee, and spice. Definitely not the saison it was born to be but not offensive in any way. Would have expected something different from the Brett but this was still a treat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (3163) - Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Sour milk and musty feet aromas. Mild citrus, hay, and brett notes. Below average mouthfeel and body. I think this bad boy is past the point of no return...

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