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Lost Abbey Isabelle Proximus

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RATINGS: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2008
<b>Bottle 75cl.</b>
Hazy medium yellow orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate sour, acidic, grape, citrus, horse, wood notes - lovely ;0) Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy acidic with a long duration, and a dry dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Very very nice .. ;0)) (100908)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2009 75 cL bottle, trade with WeeHeavySD - thanks Jon. Pours hazy yellow with a lacing white head. Dense citric and barnyard aroma. Acidic and yet smooth. Milky and acidic with a smooth orange fruity base flavour. Dry and acidic, smooth and woody. Tart finish with a lovely dry wooden note. Elegant and smooth yet bone dry.8-3-9-3-18=4.1

From bottle, blind #11, courtesy of thewolf. Pours clear and golden yellow with a fully gone head. Dry barnyard aroma. Acidic, sour and mild fruity flavoured. Acidic and dry finish. Smooth and brett with a lot of sourness, distinct smooth like a 3 Font. and complex sour like a Cantillon - but also distinct US-sour.8-4-8-4-17=4.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
To celebrate my rating number 11,200 I enter this much sought after top-50 beer. A hazy light golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of wood, brettanomyces, lemon, and a light acidity. The flavor is sweet and acidic with strong notes of citrus and brettanomyces, and medium notes of wood and grapefruit, leading to a dry tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (26155) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2008
Bottle at Falling Rock, Denver. Hazy amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aorma of wood and vanilla with acidic notes.. Fruity flavour of wood, vanilla and white wine with acidic notes. Tart and woody finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2008
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Pours a hazy pale golden with a white head. Fat Brett aroma with notes of sweaty horse blanket. Medium body with lots of Brett, citrus and vinegar accents. Dry and tart finish. Quite refreshing. 100908

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23697) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2009
Bottled, thanks mreusch! Cloudy orange, brief head. Sweaty citric brett aroma. Tart and citric despite underlying malt sweetness. Juicy and quite full bodied. Concentrated citric horsenlanket flavour, like lambic beefed up and condensed. Has an amazing flavour, but lacks the complexity of the real lambics completely. A beer with a huge initial WOW-factor, but upon a closer inspection the surface starts cracking up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity tart citrus aroma with some hints of oak. Fruity tart sour funky flavor with hints of citrus. Has a fruity and slightly tasrt sour citrus finish. Very nice one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2010 22nd July 2008. Sharp sour beer. Lemon acidity and bitterness. A hint of orange. Dry acidic finish. I could taste nothing of the oaking. This style of beer goes over my head so apologies to all you sour lovers! 3rd June 2010 - Brasserie 4:20. Thank you Alex!! Chalky tart fruitiness, a little wood. Pleasantly tart now this has really mellowed over the last 2 years (all who drunk it agreed), Now a tasty sour instead of lemon juice!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21833) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle at home with FIn... Big thanks to tjthresh for this one ... amber ... blah typical sour woody non stand out nose ... tart lemoness ... very dry ... crisp tart cooking apples... really not me ... but glad to have tried it...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21633) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2010
Bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar, many thanks for this one! Hazy golden color, edge head, good lacing. Aroma of dusty barnyard, grapefruit, lemon rind. Taste is sour start to finish, apricot, pears. Nicely complex, a winner.

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