hapjydeuce (975) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This rating is for a bottle of the original vintage. I had originally acquired about 4 or 5 of these at the initial brewery launch, which over the years have been shared with friends or traded away for other rarities. The beer seems to have changed for the better with age. A deep gold color is capped with a light ring of white bubbles and the carbonation is still holding up. The aroma is fantastic; notes of moldy blue cheese, musty barnyard wood planks, ripe lemon and orange zest, oak barrel and a smell of old earth you experience when you turn over a big stone in a wet grassy field. Really outstanding. Flavor is sour and bitter throughout with smooth transitions between oak wood, yeast biscuit, sour wild bugs, fresh cut hay and sour apple. Acidity is mild with the carbonation propelling a lasting flavor on the finish. Light and drinkable texture on the palate.
After being part of many of the first tastings, brewery releases and special events at Lost Abbey just shy of a decade ago, this beer evokes memory of a time when this was just a fledgling establishment, when their spin-off from Pizza Port and brewing creativity was beginning to push San Diego beer in a new direction. While many things have changed since then and have undoubtedly become more commercialized, competitive and mass-produced, beers like this still make me respect what it takes to replicate an old world style. Here’s to the folks over there on the hop highway to never forget how you started, and most importantly, remember quality over quantity.
Hipsterchick (21) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Hipster, unfound. So hard to come by and loads of kale to get. Not a Brobson to pound. Very tart sour, but opus of brews. Slight salty aftertaste but added to thin carbonation, very trippy and on the deck. Nothing like this tart brew with cellar wine characteristics and woodie notes. Stupendilicious.
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Been waiting a long time on this brew. Worth it. Hazy pale gold. Peachy sour flavor. Live in the mouth. Bottle - Shared at BSP
BiiruBierBeer (605) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sour smell with a perfect solid sour taste to it. It’s better than Beatification and has quite a nice lactic sour character to it.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a cloudy orange with a nice white head. Aroma is lemon, brettish, tart. Flavor is very tart, lemon, lime, citrus, fruit peel, apricots. Finish is tart, lemon. Medium body, average to strong carbonation.
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11/VII/14 - 75cl bottle @ Eerste "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving (aka Epic Beer Tasting III) - BB: n/a (2014-795) Thanks to PriorL & Mathieu87 for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy bright yellow beer, just like a little duckling. :p Small creamy white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sourish, brett notes, bit lemony, woody. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sour start, lemony, bit fruity, candy, citric, little metallic. Aftertaste: lemony, very sour, citric, soft bitterness, little yeasty. Very decent, this one!
Marheb (3173) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Un amalgame de verdure citronnée, vin blanc, tanins boisé et jus d’agrumes. Le tout est légèrement acétique et se laisse boire sans se défendre.
supersournhops (21) - - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Friend was lucky enough to get on of these on there release months ago. Orange and cloudy, very light carbonation, sour and woody. green apple but not too sour, more oak than I thought there would be but very good.
VsXsV (2821) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Hazy orange liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of lemon, barnyard, mineral, apple skin, light bread, light lacto and light wood. Taste is dry and medium to high sour with notes of lemon, apple, mineral, tropical fruit, apple skin, barnyard and light funk. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really good stuff. Balanced for an American sour. Close to Belgian gueuze.
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer here, this beer I had @ the Grand Tasting... Compliments of brokensail of course.
Pours a hazy yellow with a small head that leaves plenty of lacing on the glass.
The aroma is very funky with a sort of horse barn thing going on. It’s got a nice bright lemony aroma as well as some sour cherries.
The flavor is tart and fruity with lot of lemon but also some peaches and pears. It’s got a very earthy funkiness to it all around, it’s briny, it’s sour, it’s really a very enjoyable beer.