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Lost Abbey Brouwers Imagination Ale 2009

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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34% ale brewed with honey, raisins and rosemary and aged in bourbon barrels 33% ale aged in bourbon barrels 33% ale with raisins and aged in wine barrels
In July of 2009, the Matts and a couple of the guys flew down from Seattle to tour our hallowed halls in San Marcos, CA. In our barrel room they were drawn to brandy barrels of Angel’s Share, port barrels of Serpent’s Stout and red wine barrels of Gift of the Magi with brett. There were others, but as with all blends, it’s best to leave some things to the imagination (or the taste buds for that matter).


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3754) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Bottle shared at jimmack’s 2010 Invitational. Poured an ugly muddy brown body with a small bubbly beige head. Aroma was interesting with notes of wine, wet wood, chocolate, cherry and sourness. Full foamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Flavors of sour chocolate, vinegar, cherry and red wine. Sadly I like the description far better then the beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
madsberg (9653) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
Bottled. Reddish coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma of sourness, wood, fruits, light spice. Flavour of immense sourness, grape, brett, wood, fruits, spice, wood. Wow. Full bodied. Grapy and bretty sourness in the end. Magic.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Sean9689. Pours a hazy dark orangey brown with a rough, small and dissipating off-white head. Very tart aroma, lots of Brett, barnyard and blood. Medium body, heavy carbonation, dark dried fruits, wood and red wine with massive Brett, balsamico and barnyard. Sweaty indeed. Ends tart. Lovely. 221110

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
bottle at papsoe tasting cloudy dark red amber, smooth offwhite head. pretty sourish aroma, a little stingy, but still "clean" . raisins, dark fruits. nice. flavor is quite sour, but very nice and very complex. sourness dominates, notes of raisins, wood, wine.. lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of red wine and oak. Fruity and acidic flavour of oak and red wine. Tart finish of oak.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
75 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity and slight wineous, red grapes and brandy fruity. Acidic, winous and distinct fruity. Mild brandy touch to a heavy acidic brett/barnyard flavour swept in red grapes. Utterly lovely. Underlying dark malt flavour. Lingering acidic, fruity, dry brett and roasted malt finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
750 ml corked and caged bottle, courtesy Beerlando. Pours a mostly clear dark mahogany color with a reddish hue and crowned by a small, but well retained kahki colored head of foam. Thin sheets of lacing are left behind on the glass. The aroma is really nice and complex with the barrels all contributing something different. Notes of vinuos red grapes and peppery spice come through at first followed by some earthy brett that adds some dryness. Further notes of caramel, vanilla, and bourbon push through and balanced by the sweetness of cherries, figs, raisins, and other dark fruits. The flavor follows and is just as great as the nose foretold. Figs, raisins, cocoa, and rich caramel form the base while dry, vinous grapes and fruit balance out sweetness perfectly. The brett adds a nice earthy quality to go along with dryness it adds. The base beers and barrels all add distinctive flavors that are easy to pick out and all are blended together masterfully. Full bodied and smooth on the mouthfeel with moderate carbonation that leads to a nice dry, sweet finish. This one drinks really easy for being such a big beer. This is a great beer all around and another world class effort from Tomme. I hope to have the pleasure of trying this again one day.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2010
09-bottle @Jimmack Invitational thanks dmac–pours a foamy tan head and brown color. Aroma is tart, yeast, medium malt. Taste is sour/tart, yeast, medium malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Courtesy of Brewdan. Brownish, no head, flat. Aroma has a decent acetone character, not much else. Flavor much the same. Pretty much one dimensional. Not their best offering.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2010 Bottle at the brewery. Epic gusher. Huge tan head over a near black body. Aroma is huge, acidic, vinous, caramel, raisins, wood, intense. Flavors are super sour, vinous, wood, raisins, alcohol. Tons of acid. Lively bubbles, dry. Excellent!


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