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Lost Abbey Isabelle Proximus

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RATINGS: 474   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....


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (12335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2012
Sour and bitter 2012. Murky golden, no head. Sourish rubber aroma, fruity, citrus, hay, grass. Huge sour flavor, still fruity, citrus, grapes, hay, rubber, grass. Long very dry sour finish. Very nice balance.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
deekyn (1320) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2013 Amazing sour. A - pours hazy orange apple juice with some white head, that dissipates quickly. S - funky sour lemon and lactic notes up front. Notes of chardonnay Hints of oak, peaches, and honey. M - medium bodied. Nice rounded out lambic like sour. Lingering drier funky sour. T -nice rich earthy funky notes up front, tart lemon and lactic acid. Notes of chardonnay and sugar. Hints of oak, lemon, and honey. O - easily one of the best sours I’ve ever had. Beautifully rich. Simple and subtle. Rich full palate sour beer. 9

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadIndian (2526) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2012
Auction winner. Absolutely one of , if not thee best sour I ever had. Nice lemon soury earth notes, good sugary flavor mixed with tartness. I love this company.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drowland (6591) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2012
Tasted first at the SeaBass going away party and again at RBWG 2012. Sour lactic aroma with some wood in there. Huge sour flavor with plenty of wood and more. Delicious!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (3692) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bomber bottle drank in 2010 I believe: Huge thanks to Pat for this treat. After over a year in search of this elusive brew, my bros and I decided we had to slay it. Split this epic sea monster sour with Sean, James, and Vinny. Cork pops slow and soft, with gentle hiss of mist out of the top of the bottle. Immediate cedar scents float into the air, and upon pouring, the cedar blossoms with sour peach and apricot fruits, with hints of vanilla, oak, lemon zest, white grapes, grapefruit, white peaches, sharp funky cheese, barnyard, and soft notes of dry hops and fresh hay. Medium, slight, woody bodied with a stringently tight, tart, slick, ultimately sour palate. Finsihes with a dry, soft, airily smooth swallow. The peachiest tart beer I have had the pleasure to try. This is, undoubtedly, a beer geniunely worhty of its lofty reputation. Isabelle Proximus is definitely worth the effort of the hunt.Seek her out, and she shall not let ye down.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle shared at the RBWG in Austin. Light orange pour with little to no head. Aroma is sour, peach, and funky. Taste is musty hay, lemon-lime soda, more citrus, and a little yeasty sourness.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (5599) - Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle shared by Doug, thanks
Appearance: Clear yellow with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma: Fruity, lemon, woody and acidic
Taste: Tart fruit, citrus and acidic
Damn nice

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (6793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2012
What can I say? Richard AKA IrishBoy hooked me up! Perpetual gratitude. This is truly an amazing beer. You know those moments when everyone is silenced and just smells the beer? This was one. Nobody wanted to finish it. Pours a golden color with a small white head. A powerful nose of sour woody notes with rich tartness, very akin to a great lambic. The flavor is just wonderful; rich tart fruit, woody, very acidic at times, aggressive, lemons, a full rich body, vanilla, more tannins. Amazing brew. Among my favorites.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ekoerper (592) - Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Bottle generously shared by Doug, thanks! Aroma is quite fruity, lots of lemon and grapefruit, grapes, touch of sour apple, lightly funky and sweaty, wheat, very complex. Pours mostly clear, straw color, minimal white head with a bit of lacing. Flavor follows the nose - pleasantly acidic, lots of lemon, some grapefruit, grapes, and apples. Funky and slightly sweaty, but the brett character isn’t overwhelming, wheat malt, some earthiness, wood, leather. Light body, medium-high carbonation. A complex and delicious brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gription79 (2416) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 3, 2012
750ml bottle huge thanks to Doug. Lemon, sour apple, earthy, hay, stone grain notes. This is one of the best sours I have had. I am a lucky guy, thanks again Doug.


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