tectactoe (1058) - Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Bottle: deep brown & red color, almost opaque with ruby edges & a beige, gray-tinted head that sits as a soapy skin for a while. Aroma is gushing cherries, wet oak, mild lacto, a sour acidity, & a mild bit of vanilla. Very tart & sour smelling, tons of bursting fruitiness. Taste includes a nice helping of sour cherry & vanilla up front with a solid, dripping oak background. Wood, mild lacto, some acidity that induces tartness without causing ulcers, & a finish of mild vinegar, oak, & cherry tartness. Dry through & through with acidity that picks up over time. Awesome sour from Lost Abbey.
cards04 (1428) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great sour. Beautiful pours a dark cherry red. Red wine, sour cherry, and oak aromas and flavors. great beer.
WillDunn (20) - - MAR 10, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh on tap. Red is the word. Full fruit tart nose doesn't give an inch in flavor with sour cherries and strawberries and a nice pucker. But you could share with a sour newb and not offend, even convert.
stoutnick (328) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Brewster’s Bar, Four Points at Sheraton, Los Angeles. Deep red colour. Aroma is fizzy cherry (sherbert). Taste is same; but rich or overly sour, just nice.
Cornfield (5347) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
F0BAB 2010: P0uring a murky light br0wn b0dy with a tan film, this had an ar0ma 0f tart cherries (like fr0m the tree in my back yard where I grew up), vinegar, and s0ur malt. The flav0r was very tart and fruity with a str0ng vinegary finish. Very nice.
DTM (775) - Winters, California, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Davis Beer Shoppe. Strong aroma of cherries. Nice on the palate with a strong flavor of cherries. Not overly sour. Nice!!!
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VTHopHead (1493) - Barre, Vermont, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Old rating) - Pours a reddish-brown in color with a small tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma of funky sour cherries and mild vinegar. Flavor is also of sour cherries and, again, some of that vinegar... a minor distraction from the true art in its making... an excellent sour beer!
mds (2154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at City Beer Store in San Francisco.
Murky mahogany-tawny body with a ring of head. Smells of wheat and cherry. Very nasal tartness with cherry notes and finishing with some stickiness on the lips.
Dfonorow (1065) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is ruby brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor are both of sour funk, figs, prunes, port wine, and vanilla. A bit of vinegar in the body, low carbonation.
blomster (222) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 2013. Red/brown pour with a dense head that stays forever. Beautiful. Fruity sour aroma, some vinegar, wood. Tastes good. A great, but bit expensive beer.
keanex (1232) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: The body is a murky garnet hue with some hard particles settling at the bottom, cork? The head is very short and quick to go, leaving a sparse coating and a very thin ring.
Aroma: Awesome aroma of bright tart cherries, red wine vinegar, and oak tannins.
Taste: Ah the taste leaves me wanting so much more. Mildly tart with red wine vinegar being mild and a prominent tart cherry, but overall this isn’t doing much for me. The flavor is even a bit watery with some cork showing on the finish. Not digging this.
Palate: Light to medium bodied, light carbonation.
Overall: Lost Abbey needs to get it’s stuff together before it charges $20 for a 375ml. I will be passing on their stuff indefinitely.