iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle picked up @ Ledger’s Liquors, no date. Clear gold with a 2 1/2 finger white head, good retention. Clean Belgian yeast, hay, and light skunk are up front in the aroma. White pepper, citrus and herbal hops are also present. So far, seems fairly dry and not too sweet at all, which seems to be what turns me off to a lot of Belgians. Flavor is a bit more herbal and sweeter, with pear and banana showing forth a bit more. The finish is dry with bitterness around a 3, though a light rotting malt element shows up and makes me unhappy. Alcohol is noticeable in the back of my throat, but that’s about it. Highly carbonated (not as much as Duvel, though--but what is, besides infected beer--with a medium full body. This lived up to my expections, and actually exceeded them a little.
GarrettB (1391) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís really a treat to see Lost Abbey on store shelves. Back in Colorado we had to resort to a crude and desperate bartering system to lay our hands on any of those well crafted beers. It is surreal to be able to find a bottle on the shelf of the local grocery store while picking up milk, eggs and Cheerios. In honor of the occasion I bought up a bottle of the Inferno - my most memorable, first beer for my new residence. Iím greeted by a moderately thick, fuzzy head, semi-cloudy and gold in body. The aroma is bright and surprisingly hoppy. In fact, thatís all I find - other reviewers mention some nice peppery notes, maybe some spices, but all I can discern is hops, hops and more hops and maybe a touch of malts. The flavor is radically different, and in a very good way. The hops has been toned down considerably, giving way to some clove and cinnamon spices in a slightly sweet soup. Pear and honey give the Inferno a sophisticated sugar touch, like foods Iíd expect accompanying wine at a fancy, fancy party. In fact, I even catch some white wine sugars. Imagine, I suppose, Duvel squared.
GardenGabe (137) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is delightful. The Aroma is slight though pleasant, I would prefer more esters in the noise. It is beautiful golden color slightly hazy with a creamy dense head which laces just so. Slightly sweet slightly bitter with a perfect mouthful. Great Beer.
joergen (25604) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear godlen coloured with a medium sized white head.
Fruity aroma of spices, brett and yeast with notes of dish washer.
Fruity flavour of spices, brett and yeast with notes of dish wwasher and hops.
Reminds me of an Orval, though this one is less hoppy.
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy yellow pour with a big frothy white head.. Aromas of citrus, pear, and feet. Flavors bring some spice to the table. Pretty good mouth feel. I probabl wont be getting this one again.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy light amber pour with a thick creamy head that sticks to everything. Nice aroma of citrus, apples, peaches, pepper, spice, alcohol and yeast. It’s got it all! Flavor is similar, but not quite as good or complex as the aroma. Slightly sweet, slightly spicy, slight alcohol kick. Smooth and creamy on the palate. Very nice.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Slightly hazy amber with a medium creamy/rocky head. Aroma was pear and biscuit , peppery spices, cloves and a bit of banana. Taste was fairly dry with a big spice kick that lasted through the finish.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Think Duvel, without less carbonation. There’s an old saying about imitation and flattery, and it applies here.
yespr (39608) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cL bottle, huge thanks to cquiroga for this one. Pours hazy orange with collapsing white head. Aroma is msooth spiced and yeasty with a mild dryness. Smooth and mellow yeasty. Mild spiced flavoured. Smooth and yeasty lingering finish. Stunning belgian ale - I really love the balance and smoothness of this one.
HonkeyBra (4018) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Jimbo. Pours golden with a huge white, rocky head. Aroma of wet hay, fresh dough, apple juice, vanilla, spice and candi sugar. Taste is crisp and dry, with lots of fruits: apples, pears, peaches, some light citrus (like tangerines), a bit of spice and honey. A bit of clove in the finish. An absolutely awesome brew.