Pailhead (6377) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Styles
Bottle: The aroma is a combination of citrus, apple, yeast, and clove. It pours a hazy dull orangish-yellow with a small white head that quickly fades to a film. The flavor starts with a touch of citrus and some faint banana. The finish is spicy along with some faint floral hops. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a moderate white head that lasted through three-quarters of the glass and left a nice coating of lace. Very bright aroma of apples, pears, citrus and just a hint of yeast. The flavor is equally lovely with apples, pears, citrus and again, just a hint of yeast. The flavor is also a bit sweet, but it is fruit sweetness as opposed to a sugary sweetness, and suits this beer well. Dry with some moderate bitterness at the finish. Very enjoyable.
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 (1412) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s 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. I’m greeted by a moderately thick, fuzzy head, semi-cloudy and gold in body. The aroma is bright and surprisingly hoppy. In fact, that’s 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 I’d 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 (25647) - 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.