doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pours cloudy orange with a big white head, some lace. Smells vinegary sour slight hay with quite a bit of fruit, stone fruit. Tastes vinegary sour with lots of fruit and a touch of barnyard. Medium body, good carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Pretty sour. Worth $30? Never.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome sour...this was my celebration beer for passing the last CFA exam (hard to have in the fridge for 2+ weeks). Pours hazy gold with a thin head. Some carbonation, and sour funky aroma, some wood, lemon. Flavor is sour, with a little bite. Iím a big fan, wish I had more bottles.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[2362-20090731] Bottle. Wheatie yeast and lemon rind aroma. Hazy, light brown orange body with a quick foamy white head. Lemon rind continues in the flavour with lots of sour yeast. Medium body is very sour. Super sour! Great balance of everything, really enjoyable.
Overheard: "Itís pretty wow."
(w/ others @ BCTC; Cooperstown, NY)
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl. Hazy and opaque yellow with a small, off-white head. Distinctly tart aroma with lots of acetone and Brett. Medium body, sweet fruits at first but then a massive Brettiness with lots of astringent acetone that almost feels choking. Interesting. 110709
FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a very cloudy orange-amber color with a trace of a white head. The aroma was tart and bitter and reminiscent of Sweettart candies. The flavor was bitter, incredibly tart and very dry with a strong Sweettart candy element. The finish was long, dry and tart. Ok.
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Laroja for the pour. Cloudy yellow with a musty lemon and sock aroma. Nice. Flavor is funky and tart with a bready finish. Very good.
nickd717 (3993) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 13, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #900! Thanks to Nick3 on BA for bringing this elusive bastard to a tasting. Best beer of the night out of 20+, just edging out the likes of Valley Brew Uberhoppy and Rasputin XII. This is Tommeís way of reminding you that heís a really damn good brewer just when youíre about to throw yourself off a building because you paid $30 for an uncarbonated bottle of Angels Share. Anyway, the beer pours a nice hazy golden-straw color with a white head. Aroma of lemony funk, barnyard, wood, and a little sweet malt. Flavor has a nice lemony tartness balanced by a malty sweetness and some light fruits. Not too sour, great balance. Palate incredibly sharp,biting, and lively with high carbonation. Awesome beer all around. Even the people who werenít sour fans liked it.
Beerman6686 (6009) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a hazy straw yellow color with a white head. Aroma was very tart lemongrass, and funk. Flavor was very mouth puckering, some wet barn and funk and lemon and peaches as well. A very good beer.
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2009 Had this one at the RB Pittsburgh tasting. I canít say enough positive about this one. Lost Abbey has come under some fire in recent time for their botched AS release, as well as complaints about pricing, but Iíll be damned if this isnít one of the best beers I have ever had. Had this one at the RB Pittsburgh tasting, and for me, this was the highlight of the day. Amazingly sour, citrus sweetness, medium body, high carbonation. Incredible blend. Canít wait to try it again. One of my favorite beers in one of my favorite styles.
EDIT: Full glass notes: Murky orange/yellow liquid with a nice one finger of foamy off white head. Scent is light funk, sour fruit. Taste is such a good mix of sour and sweet. I get lemon, maybe a very very light peach. Mouth is thin to medium in body and very high in carbonation. A fantastic sour.
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottles from JW77 and Hopscotch and man what a beer. So I guess I like sours now. This one pours a beautiful rich and cloudy yellow. Aroma is so tart, woody, funky, lemons and some nice sherry vinegar. Flavor is sour but not so crazy that you cant taste the beautiful work that went into creating this wonderul elixir. Sour lemon notes, tart funk and although sour as hell its just wonderful and smooth. Kudos to Tomme.