njnut (123) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured in sample shaker. Straw color with nice white head. Love the bottle artwork. I tried to pick up the aroma on this but was getting a light tart fruit. After a swirl ala wine tasting the apple really shown through. Taste is tart fruit with apple, malt some yeast. Mouth feel was slick. With a name like Inferno I was expecting a hard hit. It was nice, well balanced and very enjoyable.
VsXsV (1829) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy golden liquid with medium to big white head. Aroma of dried fruit, port wine, raw sugar, grapes, bread and cachaca. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of raw sugar, dried fruit, grapes and bread. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Quite nice really.
Beerhunter111 (3467) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml Flasche. Trübes gelbes Bier mit stabiler Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, hopfig, hefig und fruchtig. Geschmack süßlich mit lang anhaltender Bittere.
Chalsk (1005) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy yellow color with an orange hue and big white foam head. Very complex aroma of apricot, banana, grass, pepper, and dough. Sweet sugary caramel taste with a carbonation bite and tons of flavor on the backend. Fruit, dough, zest, and pepper. Wow. What a great Belgian Strong. My last brew before joining the 1000 beer club.
BOSSbrewer (1251) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Pours a hazy golden with a thick white head. Nose is dour and yeasty slightly bitter. Well carbonated nice beer
Maxbier (62) - Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark yellow (straw color) with big white natural head, cloudy if you pour the whole bottle (bottom half inch has sediment from bottle conditioning). Aroma of fruits, yeast, and sweet honey notes. Both sweet and sour, but mostly sweet. Fruity, citrus notes, apricots. I have had a lot of beers of this style that I did not care for, this one is wonderful. So far, the Lost Abby is batting 1,000 in my experiences.
alobar (2593) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear straw yellow with a talk creamy white head. Aroma of yeast, grain, pepper, and some funk. Incredible lacing. Dry finish with pepper, yeast, and white grape flavor with hint of alcohol. Very nice beer.
jgb9348 (4440) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 Bottle, aged 5 years+:
Hazy golden coloured body with a rich, thick three centimetre just off-white head that fades fairly quickly. Aroma of alcohol, yeast, grain, hay, white pepper, a touch of sour grapes and a little brett. Light to Medium-bodied; Grassy herbal flavour with a very smooth sweetness, some light honey, a touch of flowers and dry oak and a bit of complex yeast strains. Aftertaste shows a very smooth, robust yeast and grassy flavour with a little bit of herbal notes tucked throughout with a good sweetness. Overall, a nice and super subtle and mellow beer with more of a yeast taste than anything else - this was a saison, pure and simple, no belgian anything about it. Great to sample, especially with the age, which I think helped it, almost perfectly in this case. I sampled this 2008 aged 75 cL bottle purchased from City Beer in San Francisco, California on 29-June-2010 for US$11.99 sampled at home in Washington on Christmas Eve [24-December-2013] 2013.
Bottle Dated (hang tag) 2008 // Purchased 2010 // Sampled 2013
Leafs93 (1585) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is some funk, earthyness, yeast and citrus. Taste is tart with mild sweetness, crisp drying finish. Medium bodied, good carbonation. Excellent.
jbruner (1886) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to Coleman! Pours a translucent golden orange with thin white head and good lacing. Aroma is fruity with spicy yeast a sweet tropical backbone. Taste is caramel up front, then sweet fruitiness, hint if apple, then grain. No real booziness, nice.