footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing brew from Tomme and also thanks to Christian.
The appearance wasn’t important to me, I do know what it looked like but the nose coming from the glass as I held it to my nose made me almost forget where I was and what was going on around my even tho’ I was in the midst of the din from the brewery and the bar tasting area.
I just could not get that darn glass away from my nose. Sour green apples but so much more. The funk, ahhh, the funk.
I savored this and sipped it for a long time and I was actually sad when the glass was empty but felt very gratefull when I heard Tomme say that it was the best brew he has ever done.
Simply an amazing brew.Thanks again to Tomme and to you Christian for a great evening.
Stine (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2008 Poured from a 750 ml bottle, thanks to Zac. Murky, glowing orange pour with a thin white film. Wild, pungent, noxious aroma of compost, molded grass, wet carpet, quickly giving way to a pithy fruitiness of mango skins, white grapes, and pears. Lots of mineral like tartness, wallpaper glue and quiet earthiness that brings some maple and honey sugars. Unique and reserved, with broad character. Flavor is slightly quiet, but not tepid; white grape notes of buttery Chardonnay and earthy Sauvignon Blanc, with hints of floral honey, apples, and pineapple. Crisp and intricate, but still robust. Plenty of lactic, slightly sweet oak that provides a perfectly played counterpoint to the already well-bridled tartness. Tea leaves, white pepper, and lots of honey and milk in the mid palate. Palate is velvety, slightly chewy, and soft; finishes with a bright pineapple and guava sweetness, very tropical, rubbing away with a funky dust of irish white cheddar settling on the back of the tongue. A brilliantly balanced sour; acidic and lactic, smartly sour, and rounded with the right presence of sweetness. Highly complex and very sophisticated.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle shared with hellomynameis and stine. Plenty of funk on the nose. Aged cheese. Some gueuze funk. White grape skin. Definite tartness. A touch of barnyard funk, but more tart than funky. Loads of wild yeast tartness. Pours bright, hazy gold with virtually no head to speak of. Almost still looking. Tart, sour and very pleasant on the tongue. Slightly minerally and gravelly almost along the lines of a Sauvignon Blanc. A light malt base behind the cheesy funk. Very lengthy tart and cheesy finish. Lush and creamy on the tongue without being overbearing. Quite nice. Thanks a ton Zac!
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Straw coloured and a little bit murky with a thin ring of white head. Aroma is funk and sour with some grainy grassy field. My god there is a ton going on in the flavour. I honestly am not even sure what to say, sour all over with a lot of mustyness and funk. Very much a sour beer with some feelings of other styles going on with a long dry white wine like finish.
Jayb0 (959) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of the incredible line up at Monk’s Lost Abbey dinner. Excellent beer, tart and mildy funky on the nose, tart and estery both coming together and showing just enough restraint. Thomme and LA have mastered the interplay of flavors and providing intracate but drinkable beers.
railcat1 (672) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my second favorite style next to IPS and when i had a chance to get this I jumped at it.This beer poured a orange to yellowish color with a thin white head and had a rather tart to sweet taste but not overly sour (AWESOME) it lived up to its hype to bad it had a limited release because i would love to get more.CHEERS!
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Sampled at Monk’s Cafe Lost Abbey Dinner 2/12/08. When I arrived at Monks for the dinner and saw this beer on the menu, I was incredibly excited. I thought I’d never get to sample this beer; leave it to Monks to prove me wrong!
Pours transparent golden, capped with a minimal off-white head. Nose is tart, with some wild yeast, citrus, and some earthy and herbal notes. Aroma is a bit restrained, and not over-the-top funky. Flavor is tart, with some citrus, grass, wild yeast, tropical fruit and white grape notes adding complexity. Lively carbonation. Finish is long and primarily lactic. This is really well crafted and seems to emphasize some of the more subtle character of American sour ales, rather that going for intense, mouth puckering tartness. Another all-star performance from Lost Abbey!
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled GABF 07. Beer is medium-hued bright yellow. Head is small, off-white, frothy and mostly lasting.<P>First impression on the nose is wild and tart. Malty with light notes of toasted grain and biscuit; Hoppy with moderate notes of lemon zest, light floral notes; Moderate yeast notes of vinous white whine, horse blanket and barn; Light miscellaneous notes of tropical fruit and vanilla.<P>The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic with an extra-long, light-moderately acidic, lightly sweet finish. Nice juicy dry linger.<P>The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 Batch 1. Bottle from deftim13. Very hazy pale body with a medium-sized, pillowy white head. Nice head retention with some lace. Lambic-like nice with horseblanket, hay, lots of citrus, some lemon, melon, green grapes, orange peel and cobwebs. The flavor is lightly sweet, moderately tart with lots of fresh citrus-oranges, lime, tangerine, red grapefruit, cotton candy, pale malts, grape skins and a dry oakiness at the end. Medium body is very soft with gentle, but moderate carbonation and a longish, tart finish.
Ernest (5882) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Multiple samples, GABF 2007.
Body is hazy light to medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly yeasty (barnyard), with notes of lemon zest, sour apple, pepper, clove.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Quite enjoyable. Reminds me of Sanctification and others in that vein, and you can’t really have too many of these kinds of beers if they’re done well. And this one certainly is.