Klimaet (1833) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2015 Bottle, 18-19ml pour. Pours hazy orange with a small white head that vanishes in an instant. Aromas of vinegar, light grapes, barnyard, some earthy notes, woody notes. Taste is pretty sour, vinegar, light grapes, some sweet vanilla notes and very oaky notes. Goddamn nice sour!
thomashall (643) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours cloudy golden yellow. Great funk and barnyard smells. Great sour tart flavor. Amazing beer!!
jrob21 (3430) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally checking this one off the list thanks to the crew and mexican cake mega trade year 2. Shared at BSP. Aroma is peach and fruit and a little bit of funk. Grape and fruit flavors sneaking in. Getting a little bit of the oak barrel and red wine. Funky cheese aromas now, smokey and blue. Finish is tart and funky. High on the sour/tart spectrum but not lip puckering. This rivals the belgians for me in terms of diversity and complexity. Cherry and red fruit coming through in the flavors later in the glass. Every sip is different for me and there is so much going on here.
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale milky straw color with a thin white head. Aromas of lemon meringue, chlorine, honey. Tart and ,acidic flavor but not that sour. Lemons and oranges, almost pine-sol-esque at times, sweeter grains and honey/caramel. Pretty dang good but not top tier.
hapjydeuce (997) - 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 (700) - 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 (945) - 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 (2527) - 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 (8127) - 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!