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Lost Abbey Brouwers Imagination Ale 2009

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010

Bottle 750ml.

Clear dark red - brown amber color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, roasted, sour, tart, raisin, red win, honey, wood, tart barnyard - wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, moderate acidic and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, tart berry - red win, wood, bretty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101122]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (39991) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (34023) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010
Bottled. An unclear dark brown beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of wood, vanilla, brettanomyces, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is acidic with notes of brettanomyces, lacto, wood, over ripe fruits, and spices, leading to a tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25661) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a dark brownish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour tart malty spicy aroma. Fruity sour tart spicy flavor with some yeasty hints. Has a fruity malty sour tart brett finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (20945) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 Final beer of an amazing long weekend in Seattle and Portland, with ajax25g at the Schmidt castle south. Gusher. Brown color, massive tan head. Aroma of sweet and sour prunes, candied dates. Taste is softly sour dark fruit, early beginnings of port wine. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (15642) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
A: The pour is a very dark brown color with some nice red highlights and a fluffy off-white head. S: The nose is quite complex and I wasn’t initially sure what to make of this beer. I pick up notes of raisins, cola, cherries, chocolate, and malt. In addition, there are some nice brett and oak aromas, but not overly tart. T: The taste is equally interested. There are the same sweet malt and dark fruit characteristics that are present in the nose, but with a more noticeable tartness. Some sour cherries, brett funk and dryness, oak, bourbon, and alcohol. M: A very full body with a lively carbonation that makes the beer feel even fuller on the tongue. D: I’m not sure exactly what the alcohol content is on this, but it certainly lives up to the "strong" part of the name. That said, the beer is still delicious and I’m glad I have one via trade to sit on for awhile.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (15325) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2010
Cheers to Matt for the hookup! Brown chestnut. Thick head. So much going on in this aroma - chocolate, rosemary, lots of barrel, dates, alcohol in near endless complexity. The palate is tart, vinous with chocolate and a range of dark fruits. Excellent blend, and it’s picked up some tartness too, which emphasizes the malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (15098) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Rubber, fruity, high bretty, sparkling, burned malts, licorice, light alcoholic, sharp acid, bitterness, high dryness. LOVELY.

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