Shag (2584) - 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 (504) - 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..
pantanap (3349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 750ml bottle thanks to christian for this extra..... poured a medium goldeb brown with creamy just off-white head.... aroma was a little grainy with some biscuity malt and added yeast notes. not too complex..... flavor has some sweet candied sugar malt, grass, and light citrus. smooth mouthfeel with nice carbonation.....i would consider this an average belgian strong ale. def glad to try this though.
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2011 My Bottom Line:
Floral, herbal Saazy hop notes send waves of fine spiciness throughout the fruity yeast and biscuity cereals of this carefully-crafted and authentic Belgian-style Strong Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy blond.
-The tight body on this one is not quite as big as Red Barn’s, but not as fluffy as Carnevale’s either.
-The hops become minty and lightly bitter in the finish.
-Alcohol is well positioned and doesn’t bother the flavor profile.
-Fruity esters are redolent of banana and peach. Orange zest seems to be present too, or at least orange-y hoppiness.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from Southbay. Nice golden pour. flavor is peppery, hoppy and some clove and spices. This was very drinkable but the alcohol was pretty predominant. This was just ok. The last couple beers I have had from LA have been just ok, hope this isn’t a trend.
pepsican (1438) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow pour with a medium white head. Spicey malt aroma. Flavor was more spice, fruit, hops. Finishes slightly dry, mild bitterness. Interesting.
decaturstevo (4851) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A lightly hazed yellow pour. A fruity aroma with hints of sulphur. Not much of anything special to me on this beer. It is not bad I just find it to be a bit dry and bitter. A little thin. Very average beer to me.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 Date: 05/24/2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy gold, wispy white head,
Aroma: sweet and spicy malt aroma with a hint of candy sweetness balanced by a slightly peppery spicyness,
Flavor: dry malt flavor, lots of spicyness keeps it dry, well hopped with dry earthy hops,
Words: cellarr stock
Aroma: lightly sweet malt aroma with a nice spicyness and touch of mustyness,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of candy, lots of spicyness, just a light bitterness, dries out as it warms
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Poured into snifter strong yellow with floral aroma. Thin, white head that laces well. The flavor is much smoother than i anticipated from the aroma. Flavor of light, summery fruits with smooth malty notes and hops. All around, a pretty damn good beer. I’m glad I decided to buy more than one.