ne14sours (13) - North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Monk’s Cafe during Lost Abbey event. Color was muddy yellow, very cloudy. Aroma of acetone and guava but the flavor was not as strong as expected. Very harsh acetone flavor at end.
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The funk and sharp tartness. Tastes like green apple jolly ranchers. Guava on the finish. This is amazing, perfect beer.
pushkinwow (2628) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Armsby Abbey. Hazy yellow with creamy white head. Very sour and tart, fruity, mild funk/barnyard, lemon, oak. Carbonation is present but low, moderate body, sour and slightly acidic/vinegar that grows, fruit all the way through. An interesting beer but seemed off balance in terms of acid and fruit.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the event at Monk’s. Pours a hazy yellow/orange with no head. I think the batch/keg was under carbonated, hardly any pop in the beer. Taste is slightly funky, lots of fruit, and the flavor kind of doesn’t have anything to stand on without the carbonation. Lots going on here, just delivered with some issues.
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Let’s make this legit with Rating #10! On tap at Monk’s. Pours a full, cloudy yellow, the shade of pineapple juice. Aroma is full of peach and guava with a touch of ivory soap. Flavor reminds me of Russian River Temptation in the soapy quality that comes through. Plenty of tart pineapple, apple juice, and champagne grapes. Surprisingly frothy mouthfeel. Nice acidic bite that gently fades. More thick (smoothie-like) than I’d expect from a sour. Very good flavor, but for whatever reason things don’t quite come together. When pouring, Tomme said he’d never tried this. I’d be curious to know if this ends up meeting his expectations or hopes. I’d also be interested in seeing how this is with a year or two of age.
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler thanks to westcoastbeerlvr. Hazy golden orange color with a small whitish head. Mead-like aroma with honey and a bit of nail polish, with some guava thrown in and a little oak barrel. Mild tartness is evident. The flavor also has guava and nail polish with some other light fruits, earthiness, brett and other wild yeasts, and oaky -bal notes. Not great... Medium body with average carbonation. Decent at best overall.
PhillyCraft (5941) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap for Lost Abbey for Beer Week. I got to the bar 2 hours early to grab a prime seat, glad I did, bcause this rare treat kicked in 20 minutes. Had two glasses, one out of a pint and the other a tulip. Pour is an insanely cloudy, yellow golden orange. No head or lacing to speak of, kind of flat. Aromas of spicy yeast, hint of pineapple guava fruit, faint lactic notes, and earthy bret sourness. Taste is very balanced and refreshing for a sour. Not as tart as i would have liked but still great. Refreshing flavor with other notes of pine needles, christmas spice, assortment of sour gueuze woodiness, ripe pineapple. What a treat but I like the regular DDG out of the bottle so much better.
jredmond (7671) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2011 Draft in a pint glass at Monks during the Lost Abbey Event. Got there at 3 to get a table and had dinner. Throughout the dinner we were getting mixed answers as whether or not we would actually be able to order the LA brews from our table in the front. Well our waiter hooked us up. After ordering a 2008 vintage bottle of Angel Share, I guess he wanted to thank us for waiting - especially considering the shit show state of affairs in the back bar. After hearing the Duck Duck kicked in 20 minutes or so, he comes out of the back with 5 pints of it. Well, dang. Pours a ultra bright orange yellow body with no head or lacing - appears to be flat. Aroma is tangerine, nectarine, watermelon, and hay. Mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat flat with tart notes swirling around restrained notes of citrus fruits, watermelon, some sour fruits. If my memory is correct, I think the original DDG is better, but i think this guy is young and could be insane with age.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2011 Draft. Monk’s Cafe for Lost Abbey day. Pours a straight murked out straw yellow with no head. Aroma of strawberry jam, rich hay, tangerines, watermelon, lemon zest, orange peel, astringent tanins, savory cheese, and, seriously, much more watermelon. I don’t really smell guave or pineapple, but I could see it coming from that base. Beautiful flavors of grapes, green apples, bubble gum, watermelon and some tangy watermelon. Good, but not great. Flat and tart as opposed to crisp and sour, Oh well, it was still fucking amazing.
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like TURDFERGUSON, a sip from someone who got a tulip glass of this - not pint size. Strange experience - why pour pint sizes when the room has 80 - 100 people wating for the same beer? Anyhow - thanks to the guy who let me have some of his! Pours murky orange with no head. Mild fruity aroma, light barnyard. Sweet fruity and sligh brett flavoured. Very young, smooth and fruity. Ends sweet. Way too young yet I can see where this is heading, will be good bottled.