Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with a long lasting foam, but it doesn’t have the fun mountainous shapes of Duvel. Nose doesn’t offer a lot up, but has a light hint of fruitiness. Flavor is similar to Duvel, but doesn’t have quite the authenticity or depth. A lot of light fruit flavors are present. I like it pretty well. Well made and a nice American Belgian style.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Straw yellow in color with a little white head. Grainy, dried fruity aroma. Spicy clove notes. Malty peppery yeasty flavor. Coriander notes. Sweet tasting. Crisp and clean finish. Finish is bitter and dry. Medium bodied. Very nice beer. Very easy to drink.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Nice pale straw yellow color, small-ish, even head that clears relatively quick leaving a decent layer of foam. Aromas of musty grains, smooth mellow sweetness, some faint notes of dried fruits and cloves. Flavors highlight cloves, pepper, some alcohol heat, and a nice layer of grainy sweet malts. Some bitterness and notes of citrus fruits also make an appearance. As the label notes- bone dry on the palate with a crisp, clean finish. Excellent offering from lost abbey.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. Hazy golden body with an off-white head, initially large but quickly diminishing. The aroma is spicy with notes of clove and cumin. Hints of fruits, especially spiced pear and citrus, and a very light hint of lacquer and perfume. Grainy pilsner malts take a backseat to the spice in the aroma, but are evident in the flavor. The flavor is moderately bitter and lightly to moderately sweet. Very dry, bitter fnish with some peppery alcohol coming through. Medium body and watery texture at first, but sticky through the finish. Lively carbonation. Enjoyable.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy hopscotch. Pours a burnt dark orange color, with a small white head. Smells of big orange citrus, unique spices, coriander, and even a touch of floralness as well. The flavor was more on the spicy side, with some musty malts breaking through, to go along with that orange citrus flavor and cinnamon sweetness I detected in the finiah. Not their best work, but certainly interesting and drinkable.
Odeed (1774) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle from hi-time wine.drank out of my duvel glass.)murky yellow/orange with a nice white head that leaves thick webbing on the glass.the aroma is a mix of melons,straw,belgian yeast,and candy sugar.flavor is much of the same and really does resemble duvel.nice stuff.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with a full, cream colored head. The nose and the flavor are spice and citrus. The flavor also has a hint of vegital influence that I could do without. Not a lot like Duvel.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy Redlight, thanks Brent. This one poured a golden yellow color with a thick, white head that receded slowly. The aroma was of sweet citrus fruit, candied sugar, and spices. The taste follows suit with the candied sugar and citrus fruit up front with a good dose of spices on the back end of coriander and cinnamon. Medium bodied mouthfeel that was very easy to drink with a sweet, dry finish. A nice Duvel clone that masked the alcohol very well. This was good, but not one of their best.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought a bottle at PP bottle shop. Yellow amber color with whitish head. Lots of belgian yeast and banana phenolics in the aroma. Almost saisonish. Decent, but not my favorite of the Lost Abbey lineup. Tried once before, but wasn’t sure if my first impression was correct, so I waited to try it again. Yep, my first impression was correct. Meh.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 from the release party. Pours golden orange with a bright white ring. Sweet yeasty nose. Taste is very much like Duvel and as such its pretty good, overall good, not amazing for the LA.