pastradul (43) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Shared a bottle with a friend. Poured into a wide mouth glass.
Pours a murky reddish brown. A small amount of head but not a lot.
Smells of tart rasberries. A slight bit of malt but not a lot. The dry/tart fruit is very strong.
Taste is sweet rasberry upfront. then changes to a very sour candy. Then evolves into a dry lingering sweetness. That makes you crave more.
Mouthfeel is just right. The carb gives it you just enough release from the sourness.
an absolutely amazing beer. I think I will have to a trip up to the brewery to get some more bottles!!!
Zarin (202) - ITALY - JUL 4, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Appearance: deep brown
Aroma: fruits, yeasts, wild
Taste: moderate sourness, some red fruits
Palate: full body
77ships (3037) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2013 Thx! to Kraddel for this one. 375 ml. split by 3. Pretty dark & hazy raspberry with little pinkish head. Nose is HUGE mashed raspberry with yoghurt sourness, lots of pits, incredible. Taste is sour yoghurt, lemon acidity mixed with raspberry pits, tart vinegar, red fruits mash, raw with lots of fruits & heavy on the pits,... Very lovely. Great sour with a great real yoghurt profile. So much fruits, really oodles & oodles. Way better than expected & truly impressive. Impeccable stuff here.
patrickfannon (1201) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2010 Draft at Monk’s for the Lost Abbey dinner with Tomme Arthur. This batch was double fruited with raspberries, thus producing a thicker, tarter brew. Pours straight opaque maroon with insane sedimentation throughout. Aroma of raspberries, yeast, malt, soft grapes and vanilla, lavender, and a trace of hops. Body is full, thick, and smoothie-like. Very chunky, tart palate. Outstanding sour ale. I’ll probably never be able to try this again, so it was great to try it.
Second Rating. Bottle. 12 oz. Split with James. Pours a deep, mahogany chestnut hazed amber with a thin, lacy, tightly-bubbled tan head. Aroma of pureed raspberries, fresh strawberries, sour lemon, dark grapes, tart black cherries, slight vanilla, lavender, and subtle funky tones. Medium bodied with a hugely carbonated, chunky, lip-puckeringly sour palate. Finishes with a crazy fizz burn from the carbonation and a tight sting from the pure raspberry. This beer is an outstanding celebration of sour and sweet and the wonder of freshly grown fruit. Outstanding.
PhillyCraft (2578) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 Updated draft version from the Duck Duck guava event at monks last year. This double frambouse was the single best version of framboise de amarosa i have tried including at the brewery, It is way more dark with a blackish purple pour and has the addition of fresh raspberry fruit juice. Salivating and layered sour ale. ’10 Bottle. 12 oz. Pours a deep, mahogany chestnut hazed amber with a thin, lacy, tightly-bubbled tan head. Aroma of pureed raspberries, fresh strawberries, sour lemon, dark grapes, tart black cherries, slight vanilla, lavender, and subtle funky tones. Medium bodied with a hugely carbonated, chunky, lip-puckeringly sour palate. Finishes with a crazy fizz burn from the carbonation and a tight sting from the pure raspberry. This beer is an outstanding celebration of sour and sweet and the wonder of freshly grown fruit. Outstanding.
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2011 Draft at monks Tomme came over and cheered with us on this one - must be good? Pours a thick, reddish body. Aroma is strong raspberries. Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy thick; almost like jelly. When the flavors finally sprawl out on the tongue you realize your palate is experiencing the most explosive flavors. Notes of raspberry, blackberry, and the classic Tomme Arthur moth puckering tart finishes for minutes. I was this beer to never end. Paired with the most delicious stuffed quail.
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2010 (CA): Freshly made two weeks before the release! Pours an opaque, dark milky reddish brown color with no head. Nose of fresh raspberry purée, some tart blackberres, red wine vinegar, and barnyard funk. Flavor of smooth raspberries, oak aged tannins, lightly lasting acidic taste throughout, some funk, earthy yeast, rich vinegar finish. Extremely fresh- I’m practically chewing on bits of raspberry with every sip. This is remarkable stuff. Drinkability: Once again, this proves that Lost Abbey is the king of sours. Pairing: Raspberry vanilla cake, creamy lemon cheesecake, raspberry lady fingers and lemon mousse. Rebuy: Definitely. #376 on 02042010, DG.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 6, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at OBriens; leftover from the Belgian fest. Man, I love this style of beer and this beer in particular. Wow. The thick lucious fruitiness reminds me of double cherry red poppy. In your face raspberry awesomeness. Sweet. Thick body. How do they keep the Brett from eating through the body and sweetness? Lots of flavor. Red brown color. Lasting creamy head. Sour acetic character with a hint of ethyl acetate I associate with many Lost Abbey beers: Duck Duck, CdT, etc. Excellent!
Gfei (17) - Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic beer, aroma is tart acetic with raspberries. Nice oak flavor with acetic tartness and raspberries is wonderful. Awesome.
BeerBaboon (1372) - FINLAND - MAR 2, 2011
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lost Abbey oli erään viikonlopun maistelusession ensimmäinen olut ja odotukset olivat korkealla. Muistiinpanoja kaivellessa löytyy seuraavaa: Pullo avautuu todella äänekkäästi poksahtaen. Oluessa on punainen väri ja todella runsas, punertava, vaalea vaahto. Tuoksussa on runsaasti marjaisia vivahteita. Vadelmia ja mansikkahilloa. Maultaan olut on todella kirpeä marjapommi. Maku suorastaan elää suussa. Hiiva tulee esille. Neste muuttuu tummemmaksi ja sakeammaksi, kun oluen loput kaatuvat lasiin. Nyt myös huomaan jotain oransseja täpliä ainakin vaahdossa. Tämä on vähän kuin Rodenbach Grand Crun ja gueuzen sekoitus. Todella hapan ja hyvä olut. Ei todellakaan pettänyt odotuksia.