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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 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....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (5022) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (6251) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ekoerper (589) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gription79 (2296) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Errl (1695) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2013 Bottle at RBWG- Nose is floral,and tart, with barnyard hints..Taste is sweet fruits, sour skittles, sweet tarts,..Palate is pretty light and very drinkable..One of the best sours ive had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
djd07 (3822) - 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.

   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

   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1323) - 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.

   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.

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