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Lost Abbey Isabelle Proximus

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RATINGS: 463   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 Belgium’s 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, you’ll 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 you’re on a pilgrimage to Brussels you’ll drop by the Empire Club and let us know whether you prefer Green or Orange....


4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2012 Bottle thanks to Walt. Pours a cloudy orange with a small off white head. The aroma is rubber and faint fruit. Medium mouthfeel with a sour fruit and crisp finish. Easy to drink an impressive Sour from Lost abbey.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kylefleeger (105) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Thanks daknole for this awesome sour beer. Never had this funky dry treat. One of the best beers ive had

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - DEC 16, 2011
This just IS gueuze. No two ways about it and a very very nice gueuze at that! As far as the finished product goes, it follows the traditional style to a T. Super mouth puckeringly tart. The tartness reduces as the beer warms. Lots of lemon and earthy country goodness with some back of the through funk. Alcohol is completely hidden. medium bodied. Just outstanding. Its an absolute crime this stuff is so hard to get with cutthroat prices/trade value if you do find an offer. The good news is that there are gueuzes that are just as good that are much more widely available and much cheaper (though I do hear there is a Cantillon/3F shortage in the US at the moment... no worries, Hanssens FTW even when Cantillon/3F are plentiful). Cheers to the folks that created this--the only American’s to create gueuze--and cheers to thebaldwizard aka mojuck for making this beer happen for me. Best of luck on your noble venture my good sir!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1264) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle. Pour is a light hazy gold with minimal white head. Aroma is funky lemon sock (which could be a cool band name) with a touch of champagne-like dryness and a touch of barnyard. Flavor is also initially dry with notes of lemon funk, tartness, hay, light earthiness, and a faint herbal quality. Really very good beer. A little light on body but otherwise awesome.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Slight haze, yellow-ish, minimal head, decent lacing. Huge apricot aroma, biting lemon notes, lacto, faint dusty cereal notes. Flavor much the same. Apricot up front, lemon and lacto sourness takes over through middle. Highly attenuated, very dry through finish. Soft/billowy carbonation. Very well done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seymour (1320) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2011 Sampled at the Saint Louis Ratebeer Gathering in a tulip glass. Thanks, Vince, a definite highlight of the night! Poured a hazy orangish straw color with weak white head and some Belgian lace. Aromas of wheat, mild malted grain, spring thaw, and definite lambic fermentation characteristics. Light citrusy wheat beer flavor with layers of unfamiliar subtleties. Tart, sour, crisp, spritzy mouthfeel. Extremely complex, long-lasting aftertaste. Cool collaboration concept. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983 (2087) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Sampled at the St. Louis RB gathering. It poured a cloudy golden color with a white head. The aroma was both acidic and tart with lemon and oak along with some funk. The flavor was equally tart with lemon, vinegar, some oakiness and some funk. A very good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4478) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Sampled at the st. Louis ratebeer gathering. This looks like grapefruit juice. It is dingy golden and cloudy. No head. A vinegar nose with nice appetizing fruit. A big sour bite that quickly becomes spiced and fruit. A bit of sulfur. I am not a sour head but this is really good. Complex, interesting, and smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jckp64 (355) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle shared by STLWill. Thanks a lot Will! Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is white grapes, oak, salt and funk. Flavor is tart, dry, oak, salt, lemon and white grapes. Has a nice light tart and dry finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2011
750 ml bottle shared by STLWill- thanks a ton, Will! Thrilled I finally got to try this. Pours a semi-hazed gold with a small white ring. Aroma of white grapes, lemon, yogurt, oak, herbs, salt, and lactic funk. Flavor of oak, lemon, pineapple, herbs, apple skins, white grapes, yogurt, and musty, dusty funk. Medium-bodied, with a funky, tart mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Dry finish. So complex and amazing. Will said it was even better fresh. Hard to believe.


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