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 (311) - 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 (15304) - 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 (3256) - 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 (38) - 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.
bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2009 Yellow/golden in color with a kind of yeasty cloudiness and character. Nice aroma and bitterness for the style.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Southbay. Yellow pour with a fluffy white head and spotty lace. Fruity aroma dominated by by citrus. Yeasty flavor combined with citrus. Nice dry finish