iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7 ounces, corked & caged...2010 version, sampled June 2010: very challenging cork removal...explosive....delayed carbonation rising, though it would have gone clear out of the bottle after 15 seconds. A very slow pour yields a beautiful, cloudy red orange brown body, underneath a creamy and voluptuous off-tan pillow-top head. Strong, effervescent aroma, with only hints of raspberries, while being loaded with sour grapes, brett and horseblanket funk. Sour, lip-puckering flavour on the tip of the tongue, mellows out quite a bit after rolling around in the mouth. Lingering sweetness...with an interesting creamy dryness. The flavour profile increases in quality and complexity as the beer warms: yeasty gooeyness, red (slightly fermented) grapes, lemon zest, tart blueberries. What fun!
Lenrick (11) - SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Raspberry and sourness in a fantastically good aroma. The taste is tart and full of raspberries. Fantastic taste that is difficult to describe properly. After-taste is a wonderful conclusion to a great beer. All the right flavors. Incredible successful beer.
theisti (3296) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7 oz bottle courtesy of mreusch. Pour is a light gusher, murky ruby and orange with a an off white and red head that falls quick. Aroma is soft raspberry, tart and sweet; with some bright light acidic vinegar sourness. Taste is tart and sour raspberries up front, followed close behind by sweetness, sugar and vanilla. The finish has more citrus, almost lemon peel. Interesting, well blended. Palate is medium, spritzy carbonation, and a nice tart finish. Thanks for sharing this one Matt.
BMan1113VR (7869) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, wish I could get a few 750’s of this. Pours with a huge tan to pink head that lasts for the duration and leaves great lace. Hazy red-blood colored body. Aroma is of berries, raspberry seeds, sour, funk, lightly bready, very floral. Earth, flowers, light vinegar as it warms. Vanilla. Taste is very, very sour. Sharply so. Berries, some acetic vinegar qualities. Acidic as hell. Lots of stomach burn. Some wood, lingering berry and tannic woody finish. Very lively bubbles. Acidic, slighty bitter. Dry finish. Excellent!
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle] Pours a murky reddish brown with a large beige head. This wasn’t a gusher at all, not even close. The cork popped pretty loudly but not too much other than that. This beer is extremely one sided - pure raspberry and acid, but it does both of them well. Extremely fruity with lots of raspberry seed and yogurty funkiness and acidity. I really had to swirl the beer for a while before it was actually drinkable due to the huge carbonation. Very tart and sour which is just enhanced by the raspberry character. Just so damn drinkable and delicious. I just can’t get over the ridiculous raspberry character.
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky reddish brown color/ fleeting head. Big fresh raspberry pulp. seedy woody aromas. medium bodied with light carbonation. Lightly sour raspberry, powdered sugar, vinegar, dry oak flavors. good.
kbutler1 (1356) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Courtesy of a fellow BA that wanted to share the bottle with some friends. Pours a really nice reddish mahagony with a great fluffy head that dissapates rather quickly. Sour and tart! Sweet raspberry flavor. Slight funk. Bites the tongue with its tartness. A really special treat.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Brouwer’s Sour Fest; deep, dark red with thin tan head along the edges; creamy raspberry syrupy with a very faint sourness and mild prickly texture; light fizzy mouthfeel of cherry pie, raspberries and a touch of chocolate; quite nice and all about the cherries here; mild dry oak in the finish but mostly covered up by the strong fizzy raspberries; pretty nice overall but not nearly as complex and refined as ones like Red Poppy and Cuvee de Tomme
Damico (2680) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 On tap at Nodding Head for PBW - wow! The raspberry tart aroma is awesome. The dark amber color has a decent head on top, rerated at Varga bar Philly beer week with a nice solid ruby hue. The flavor brings delicious sweet and tart raspberries and ends with the oud bruin funk really nicely on a decently thick body. Rerated PBW ’14 at Capones this is the best I have ever had this beer. The tart berry flavors and carbonation are excellent.
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge thanks to oteyj. Pours the color of rich teak with orange tints and a beautiful frothy head. Aroma holds massive amounts of raspberry seeds, other berry notes, some funk, and a touch of wine and wood. Flavor is wayyyy more aggressive in the sourness than the aroma, with the characteristic dark tartness of the oud bruin coming through. Raspberry is still heavily prevalent, and there is also a cool combination of champagne and raspberry lemonade that complements the big tartness beautifully. Great palate, phenomenal brew once again from Lost Abbey.