drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
DDG pours a hazy golden color. It honestly looks like apple juice. No head is poured and no lacing. There are bubbles that shoot from the bottom of the glass to the top. Of course as you get deeper and deeper into the bottle that clearness goes away and becomes cloudy.
Smell is all the way tart apples. It’s the number one thing I noticed. Tartness and sourness mixed together wonderfully. I also picked up some lemon, grass, citrus, and oak.
The taste is more sour than I remember. It could be because of some of the age. This time around while my girlfriend liked it she didn’t quite love it. I ended up finishing almost the whole bottle by myself. I never have issues really finishing a whole bottle but when there is a sour ale involved it eventually gets pretty damn puckering. The sour and tart apples once again take front stage followed by barnyard funk, lemon, citrus, and a oaky finish. If I could describe this beer to someone I would say it’s Acidic, tart, funky, sour apple juice mixed in with wine like qualities.
Mouthfeel is dry, mouth puckering, medium bodied, and acidic. Good carbonation.
jrob21 (2599) - 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 (945) - 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.
EricTeusink (698) - 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 (177) - 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 (1413) - 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 (4861) - 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 (2136) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - 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.