hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
caged and corked 750 ml. pours a straw yellow with little head. great aromas of citrus and funk. Great sourness, a top notch geuze
Steasy66 (961) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Good, Bad, Ugly tasting 2014. Minimal aroma, hints of tart lemon. Flavor is tart, lemony, overly sweet if we are trying to call this a Geuze. Hints of funk but not overly complex. There is just something I don’t get with LA sours. Drank a fresh 3F OG next to this and there is no comparison.
bursprak (708) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle split 4 ways. Pour is darkish golden with a tiny head that leaves beautiful lacings on top. Nose has some vanilla, loads of funk, citrus and some earthy notes. Taste is just wonderful with an epic balance between the funky and sweet notes. Lots barrel character, vanilla, tannins and leather. Awesome sour which lives up to it’s reputation!
RasmusOtt (1232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a trade with Matt Preis. Thanks! Pours hazy amber with a quick disappearing fizzy head. Aroma has lots of juicy citrusy notes along with some vinegar, funky barnyard, deep and rather moldy oak and some grapes (both green and some red). I also get a tiny hint of vanilla which is attached to the oak. Very refreshing and inviting aroma. The taste is tart and rather dry with notes of sour vinegar, sour citrus fruits, vanilla, deep oak grapes, dry funk and a very juicy feel to it. Almost some tropical fruits in here as well. Really really refreshing and drinkable american sour! Glad to have tried this!
Vestergaard (424) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013, 75 cl bottle. Pours hazy yellow-amber with a Tiny, White head. Aroma has fresh, dry wood, slight vanilla, tart grapes, slight hops, tannins, vinegar. Taste is Nice both sour and bitter, tart, some vanilla sweetness, oak dryness. Fizzy, crisp carb despite no head. Fresh but still really tasty! Yummi!
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Klimaet (260) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 (115) - 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 (2629) - 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 (950) - San Diego, 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.