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RATINGS: 1066   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Once upon a time it was the most award winning Pizza Port beer of all time. Now it has found a new home at The Lost Abbey. A massive brown ale base that is made from four fermentable sugars including Malted Barley, Raisins, Candi Sugar and Sour Cherries, this beer is fully fermented before being placed in Bourbon barrels where the beer ages for one year with the Sour Cherries and the wild Brettanomyces yeast that we inoculate the barrels with. One of the most complex and unique beers we make each year.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2005
March Tosa Tasting, Gold Foil-North Vineyard via MrFacto. Light chestnut color with a fizzy dissipating head. Mild aromas of sour cherries, oak and rich red wine. Full flavored is one way to describe, with full tannins and plenty of oak. Cherries, light fruit, hints of spice and deep cabernet wine tendencies. Very quaffable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sammy (9987) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
A Cantillon plus. The yeast, the sourness,the berry, the cherry. Pizza Port, here I come. Radekfest 05 sample 33, thank you Eyedrinkable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
A big thanks to Eyedrinkale for this one. I believe we had the silver foil. Big sour cherry, some bubblegum, oak. Not quite as acidic as a big time lambic, but that doesn’t matter because the sourness will make you pucker, theres still some underlying sweetness and it’s one complex SOB. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2007 Bottle. Murky red-brown with an off-white ring of head. Aroma has lots of oak cherries, pears, and general vinous notes. Burnt toast, soapy fruit, and alcohol are all apparent. Belgian yeast is heavily evident in the seemingly flemish sour character. Doughy caramel in the middle. Finishes sticky and reasonably attenuated. Excellent. 9/4/9/4/18

Bottle. this was a great special beer. murky brown body. sour fruit, cherry, and light hop aroma. a great sourness that wasn’t nearly as overwhelming as say, the Rodenbach Grand Cru, but waaayyy more complex. lingering tartness. a very interesting beer. I wonder if i’ll ever get to sample this again? thanks for the opportunity to try this, Eyedrinkale. 8/4/8/4/17

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
rudolf (2345) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2005
Thank you SO MUCH to Eyedrinkale for this. It was absolutely fabulous. Funky grapey alcohol vapors, woody. I want to dive in. Smells kind of like cantillion. Tart and tingly. Mindblowing. Tart & vinous, grapes, funky, woody. Its 24 hours after sampling and I need MORE!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2005 Black Lable: This beer is right at the top of my list for depth and complexity. So many things I’m picking up on here. ..sour cherries, tobacco, flowers, powder, chocolate. Once it warms up the alcohol emerges - perhaps a tad too much because it masks all the other wonderful aromas. I can feel the warmth in my cheeks from the alcohol. The texture is really nice with a tannic quality to the finish. There is really no sweetness here but the sourness is subtle enough to trick you into thinking there might be. Really very different than anything I have had before. Very, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2007 Sept 2007. Bottle @ Rudolf’s ’Sourfest’. Small bottle, Lost Abbey version. Brown headless body. Fruity aroma has light woody notes (7+) Moderate sourness, with a sharp cherry pit bite at the back of the throat (7+). Average palate. More depth to it than my notes reflect. I figured I had already rated it at least once, so just enjoyed the sample. 7+/3/7+/3/15-16 - 3.7 <P>April 2007 New yellow ’C’ style bottle, courtesy of HogTownHarry. Hazy brown body with a small tan head that fades fast. Woody aroma carries over to the flavour. Light sour cherries in both aroma and flavour, more pronounced than in the Mother of All Beers. Average palate. More aggressive flavour than MoaB, but lacks the subtlety I liked in that one. 7/3/7+/3/16 - 3.7 <P>Radekfest 05 Old style bottle. Highly anticipated, my first Pizza Port. Headless ruby tinged mahogany body evokes the image of wine rather than beer. Samples became increasingly cloudy as they progressed to the dregs of the bottle. Green leafy vegetation lurks deep in the shadows accenting dry sour cherries . A complexity deserving of a meditation more advanced in both scale and duration. Moderate sourness throughout carries less disgruntled enmity than more intensely sour beers of the style. Sufficiently complex and subtle to woo this sour doubter.7/3/9/3/16 - 3.8

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2006 bottle #CUSU43. brown and gold at the edges, no head, no visible carbonation. nose is brandy, cherry, a little banana. flavor is dried cherry, port like, slightly drysish and barely woody. also caramel malt/faint banana in the flavor. very vinuous but not acidic. slightly sour. EXTRA thanks to Jimmack04 and Eyedrinkale, this is one of my faves! RE-RATE 5/21/06: Sampled at the JimMack ’06 Invitational. can’t remember who brought this bottle. black label, gold "C". aromas of cherry and wood. flavor is dry and a little bitter, tart sour cherry malt. this batch is not as great but I still love this BSA!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Dark mahoganey, no head. Excellent whiskey / cherry wood aroma. Taste is strong sour woody alcohol which cuts off into a sweet malt yeast that balances the sour perfectly. Very good, very glad to have tried. I want more!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2005
This is an ok Belgian strong ale. Tart, sour, and cherry flavors. Finishes bland, sticky, and chewy.

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