AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy gold in color. Nice frothy head forms on the pour. Smell is very floral and fruity. A little bit of spice. Taste is much more floral. There is a good amount of bitterness in the flavor as well. Decent and good mouthfeel. Very easy drinking. Don’t notice the ABV at all.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle from Charles Street Liquors (Boston, MA). Pours a hazy golden with one finger white head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, honey, caramel, apple, straw, yeast, spice, coriander. Flavor is sweet and spicy with notes of citrus, flowers, white grapefruit, yeast. Generally medium body with a slightly sweet, slightly bitter finish. This beer reminded us more of a strong saison or belgian tripel ale rather than a belgian strong ale.
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Snagged the bottle at Union Jack’s in Glenside. Awesome appearance - bright gold body with good, slow moving carbonation. The white head is insatiable - it lasts the whole brew and stays two fingers thick. The smell is very spicy and yeasty, with some lemons, peaches, grass, hay, and cream soda. Incredibly dry taste, with strong lemon, pear, apple, grass, clove, ginger, and peach. Really a fantastic brew, and way too drinkable.
brokephibroke (296) - Mead, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first Lost Abbey! Thanks to PJ’s in Longmont who just started carrying this. Pours a beautiful cloudy straw with a thick cream head. Yeasty, peachy lemony aroma. Bitter. Long mouth drying aftertaste. Malty, no hops but pronounced alcohol.
MiP (14442) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thank you yespr. Refreshing citric aroma, hint of sweet malt and spice. Cloudy orange colour. Big stable, plasticky white head. Sweet flavour, spicy, clove and alcohol. Uncompromising bitterness in the finish.
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, slight hazy honey gold hue, with a fluffy white head, yeasty, fruity, spicy nose of pineapples, mangoes, ripe apples, with some honeyed pale malt accents, and a floral hop citrusy aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild honeyish pale malt, fruity character of apples, pears, mangoes, with a hint of vanilla spiciness, and a faint flowery hop zesty citrusy accent, within a warmth mouthfeel, leading towards a lemony, leafy hop bitter finish.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle - thanks to USCMustangman for the trade; pours bright orange and mostly clear (first glass) with frothy white head; sweet aromas of malts, fruit, apple, vanilla and lemons; very little spice in the flavors; second glass was muddy brown from the yeast and the obvious increase in texture; musky flavors of bananas and fruit; an ok beer overall
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Toronado San Diego. Pours with a golden body topped by a thin head with some lacing. It’s light and fruity with a light note of malt and a little grassy hop note. Light bodied and smooth.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at J Gumbos Aug 2008 Indy tasting - Aroma is spicy yeast, alcohol, citrus and pale malts. Flavor matches with a little more fruit and less alcohol. Palate is creamy, tart and thin. OK, but not something I would actively seek out.
davhix (37) - Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
enjoyed this in a vintage trappist glass. very nice color - especially with some sunlight shining through it. decent head, but somewhat short lived. a little sweet, a little malty, a little bitter finish. it changes as you drink it. good stuff.