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Lost Abbey Isabelle Proximus

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RATINGS: 468   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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AKA Belle Proximus, a collaborative effort between Tomme Arthur, Vinnie Cilurzo, Lorenzo Dabove, Rob Tod, Adam Avery and Sam Calagione.

In March of 2006 five guys-Adam Avery, Vinnie Cilurzo, Rob Todd, Tomme Arthur accompanied Sam Calagione and Lorenzo Dabove The Prince of Pajottenland through a tour a tour of Belgiumís finiest Gueze producers. Many of the mysteries of Lambic production were answered along the way. They vowed to return to the states to brew a sour beer celebrating their experiences. In November of 2006 the reunited at Port Brewing to brew Isabelle Proximus.

In this bottle, youíll find the answers to many of the questions that were first posed along their journey near the river Senne. However, like the mysteries of lambic beers, there remains one lingering question that was left unresolved. we hope like us, the next time youíre on a pilgrimage to Brussels youíll drop by the Empire Club and let us know whether you prefer Green or Orange....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2012
a bit horsey, more funk than I remember from 2 yrs ago. Citrus, apple, apricot, lemon. holding up pretty well. I remember writing hay in my notes years ago but that seems to have faded now.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (7563) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Complex sourness. Dry tartness. Waves of sour and slight funk notes tickle the tongue.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Deep gold, small white head. Funky aroma, grape, lemon slight vinegar. Flavor is better, very funky and lemony. Mild tartness, with a little vinegar. Light carbonation. This is great, the most funk from an American wild that Iíve had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2012
thar she blows! tried this like 3-4 years ago but never reviewed it, i do not think i was even reviewing back then. so, finally.... i get to tag this one. poured a light golden yellow with light white head. nose was fruity, complex, light sour lemon with blends of citrus. pretty tart up front, complex fruits with ample sourness. light oak through out. very gueuze like although a bit sweeter. some cheese deep in the back. fruity finish. light carbonation, sticky and sweet. semi dry finish. overall, blown away. exceeded all my expectations.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dunt (288) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle provided by Blake for our mini-whale tasting on sunday. Isabelle is a cloudy tangerine color and with no head formation on the pour. The beer is still. Nose opens up with white grapes, mineral, some light vinegar notes, oak, and a decent amount of funk. The taste follows the nose. A lot of white grape character, especially white grape skin. There is some lemon rind in the vein of a traditional lambic and some light vinegar again. Light mouthfeel, no carbonation, some moderate to heavier acidity, and a moderate finish. Top notch American wild and is still holding up very well. I can definitely see this dropping off sometime in the near future, but Iíve had it twice this year and it was excellent both times.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Pours out a hazy, yellow orange. Nose is tart and funky. Smells like a lost abbey sour - slight acetone, lemon. Taste is tart, crisp, refreshing. Itís balanced and lovely. Lives up to its billing of one of the best American sours.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (329) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle...It was nice to have this gem and it didnít disappoint. Pours yellow/orange with a white head, not a lot of retention. Smells great, lots of fruit and tart. Tastes just as good as it smell. Truly a great beer!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2067) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle @ Sour & Bitter. Hazy yellow body with no head. Aroma is tart, oak, fruity, marzipan. Flavor is sourish, fruity, oak, almond.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cracklefish (108) - Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2012
So much fruit and acid complexity while still being an accessible beer. Much brighter than I thought it would be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4748) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Shared at a Lost Abbey sour tasting. Poured a light orange color with no head on this particular brew. Aroma is pretty tart, but the flavor is not nearly as tart. Some earthy notes are in there. This was quite enjoyable.

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