jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
been a bit underwhelmed by the last few la brews Iíve tried. Just your average, run of the mill, belgian brew with a peppery finish. Hope tomme isnít resting on his laurels.
aracauna (2920) - Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy gold. There is a slight nuttiness in the flavor along with a bit of pineapple. Slight funk. Dry finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 from the MJ Rare Beer Club. A very nice beer to have chilling in the fridge as the weather gets hot and sticky here in NC. So yeah, itís officially a Duvel clone according to what weíve heard (from Tomme Arthur among others). And itís certainly in the ballpark, even in the same dugout I reckon. But while Inferno shares a lot of virtues with that great beer - a lovely golden color, big fluffy head, and a nice zesty aroma - itís also got some interesting distinctions. Specifically, thereís just a hint of tropical fruits in the flavor here, subtle notes of mango and melon, very subtle but there to give it that San Diego twist. And then thereís the finish, which is crisper, more dry, even a trace more peppery than Duvel. So ultimately itís a typically great LA beer that pays hommage to a master even as it strikes out on its own path.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 2, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear gold with a generous well sustained white head. Smells of caramel, light citrus, cumin, some clove, perfume, wildflowers, spicy hints. Tastes dry and moderately bitter with a nice citrussy element that gives way to some underlying nuttiness as the beer warms. Nice peppery splashes dot this beer balancing it out nicely. A slam dunk!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is hazed orangey amber with a thin sticky bright white head...smell is fruity at first with apricot, pear, and peach...then spicy with pepper, perfume, orange rind, and lightly floral...taste is almost exactly as it smells...fairly fruit with apricot and pear, then spicy and dusty with pepper, perfume, maybe some clove...finish is a little more herbal...interesting and tasty...dry...
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden body with a medium sized white head. Fresh yeast and herbal hops in the nose along with a nice bit of golden fruits and honey, doughy malts. The taste is drier than the aroma lets on, a bit of honey and cotton candy is there as well as some bread. Hops charactor is herbal, floral and a bit mineral-ly, moderate bitterness, but smooth. All ending with pears and light orange. Medium boyd is soft and well rounded. Carbonation is moderate, but extremely gentle. Another winner from Tomme.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This Belgian Strong Ale pours a slightly hazy medium orange gold color from a corked 750ml bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet with some spices. A medium bodied BSA. The malts are fruity and sweet, subtle banana and clove flavors throughout. There is a touch of pepper at the finish. The hops are floral and fairly noticeable, again mostly at the finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A murky yellow appearance with a white head. The aroma contains some spices with some lemons, biscuits, and hay. The flavor is somewhat sour with some lemons and spices about. Overall not bad but not the best Lost Abbey for sure.
scoobyluv (503) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pale yellow and sediment infused. a spice nose. spice taste. my taste buds were kinda singed by the habanero olive. it does have a herbal taste about it. i wished it tasted like weed or even smelled like it. lol
duvelordeath (10) - USA - MAY 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another fine offering from lost abbey...from a 750 ml bottle, poured straw colored with a duvel like white head.., first smell and you get a nice funk,with grass, and a bit of the aroma of the finer stains of cannabis..first taste, a perfec t, albeit light, taste of herbs, funk and a nice peek of the alcohol..several glasses later, i truly appreciated this fine offering, thank you to tomme, our cali pope of beer..