andrewje41 (1074) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour at Toronado Lost Abbey night. Pours a dark red with a sour red raspberry aroma. As expected. Sour cherry and raspberry flavors with an intense, growing sour background. A little sweet in the end, but not in a bad way. A lot of hype with this beer and it definitely lived up to the expectation. Raspberry flavor lingers for a long time on this one. Memorable beer. Amazing beer here.
beertholomeus (1069) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber brown with a white head. Tart and fruit aroma. Raspberry and tart flavors. Medium light body and carbonation with a raspberry finish.
JBPortland (1056) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 3, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
375ml bottle thanks to bytemesis, it was on my wants list. Pours muddy murky red brown with a finger of pink head. Nose is acidic sour vinegar, acetic, musty rotten fruit. Taste is overly sour acidic musty fruit, red vinegar. Finish is acid burn, nail polish, rotten berries. This bottle was terrible, unfortunately a drain pour.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle from the 1st batch, so with over a year of age on it. This one pours a beautiful cloudy, deep ruby red to plum color with some pinkish tint and topped by a thick, rocky head of light dusty tan colored foam showing great retention. Some pink colored floaties of yeast speckle the foam nicely. The foam slowly settles down to a thin film and leaves thick sheets of lace that cling hard to the glass. The aroma is really nice and bright showing a great balance between funk and fruit with fresh, juicy raspberry tartness and dry, yeasty, oak barrel notes. There are hints of cherries and blackberries to go with the fresh raspberries and dry yeast. There is ample amount of citric acidity that ties everything together nicely. The flavor follows suit with ample amounts of citric acidity from the berries with plenty of sweetness from the juicy raspberries. The barrel imparts plnety of sharp, woody funk with the right amount of vanilla to smooth out the acidity. Medium bodied with lively carbonation that enhances the dryness and the crisp, refreshing tartness. The finish is lengthy with the tart, juicy raspberries as the star of the show. This is like a hybrid between a great fruit and a belgian lambic, and great tasting to boot. This is another winner from Lost Abbey, and one I need to get a lot more of. Awesome stuff.
Steasy66 (1038) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dirty brown with little head. Nice raspberry aroma. Flavor is terrible, all vingegar. Overly carbed and aggressive. Not my thing.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from LA. Smooth yet tart with a mildly sour finish. Like cyber de tomme light. Like it.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Eric. Thanks!! Pours cloudy amber color with off white head. Aroma is vinegar and raspberries. High carbonation for the mouthfeel. Flavor is straight vinegar and raspberries. This is a highly carbonated and very tasty brew. Very tart.
dogfish120love (1028) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rusty murky reddish brown with some almost pink hues. Bubbles rapidly approach the surface, but the lacing is minimal. The aroma is vinous and the scent of raspberries is pleasantly overwhelming. The scent of Vinegar is enticing and notes of bubblegum are also present. The flavor is comprised of a slight sweetness from the raspberries accompanied by some serious tartness. The palate has a slight metallic structure keeping it from earning a perfect 5.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2010 375ml, corked & caged bottle, from south bay. opened cold, but not too cold, and this one was no gusher. poured perfectly into a couple of tulips to split with LJ. pours a spectacular hazy, dark, reddish-purple with a thick, bubbly, rose-pink head that lasted through the entire experience. aroma is fantastic with very tart red raspberries, crushed berry seeds, vinegar, lemon rind, and light barrel funk initially that develops more complexity as the beer warms with sweeter aromas of oak, vanilla, floral soap, and wet, grassy, barnyard notes. flavor is absolutely wonderful as well with huge, ripe, freshly picked, SOUR raspberries paired with red wine vinegar and lemon pulp that pucker the mouth initially but are quickly balanced by sweet caramel cake, vanilla, and woody oak. i loved the way this beer truly opened up as it warmed slightly and while it remained sadistically sour it became more complex and balanced. palate is medium bodied, bright, crisp, and wickedly tart without being too dry and is nicely carbonated with a lingering, tart/sweet raspberry/oak finish. overall, another world class sour from lost abbey and i’m damn glad to have another bottle sitting in the cellar.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lost most of it down the drain infortunately. Pours a murky slightly reddish brown. Aromas of sour cherries and perhaps a little wood. Flavours much the same. Good straight forward sour. Would have liked to get a little more.