saxo (12773) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Medium head with good duration. Color is ruby. Aroma and taste are vinous, fruits, brett yeast, wood, caramel and hops. Nice and sour.
jredmond (4567) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split with and courtesy of Pat. Pours a deep brownish body with a thick, muddy haze. No head, no carbonation. Aroma is sweet raspberries and cherries, chocolate, and a sharp wine. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of tart cherries, wine, molasses, toffee, and a bit of caramel and chocolate. A very interesting sour, but just a touch too sweet for my personal preference.
17thfloor (2412) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A bit strange here. I really like the aroma, great framboise-like lambic aroma, some horse blanket, dusty, sour, quite nice, just a little bit of off character but the fruit is very nice... not sure how it got there after reading the description of the blend above but... Flavor is a bit less satisfying, dull caramel, moderate sourness, a very nice sourness, just kinda muddy and dull (no I didnít dump the yeast in it, just lack luster). Flat, which I suppose is how they intended.
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to 17thfloor for sharing. Pours a deep amber brown with a small light beige froth. Aroma is vinous of course, raspberry and some caramel, though the caramel faded out a bit, leaving more of an earthy oak character. Flavor starts sweet and raspberry fruit, earthy red wine notes, lightly tart cherry and finishing a touch dry. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Really a pretty nice brew.
MaltOMeal (1088) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bleeng at the August Houston RB Tasting. Pours a muddy, murky brown with a reddish tint. No head. Itís Lost Abbey, duh! Nose is of sweet vinous fruit. Taste is of sweet, vinous fruit. Mouthfeel was super-sour and sweet with no carbonation (LA trademark).
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stored in the fridge since release. The beer pours flat as expected without a hint of carbonation or a head. The beer is a dark, burnt amber color that isnít quite black, but that shows a clear, slightly purple tinged, deep amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of nutty oxidation, a touch of sherry as well as a tartness and dark fruit character up front, but this is backed by a touch of a spirit / oak edge to it in the finish. Aromas of dark plum, rich red wine like fruit notes, spicy and peppery oak, buttery Bourbon barrel notes, touches of vanillin and a warming alcohol note in the finish are all quite present. A quick swirl of my glass releases a musty, sort of musky, slightly stale sweat like, funky, sort of over-ripe cheese note that isnít a dominant note but is definitely noticeable. Swirling the glass actually shows that there is a hint of residual carbonation in this beer as there is a hint of a wispy head the lingers ever so slightly.
The beer is a bit sweeter than I was expecting, though it is not overly sweet, this accentuates lots of raisin and dark berry fruit notes that make me think of red-wine. There is actually just a hint of carbonation texture to this beer, it is mostly flat, but there is a hint of effervescence that keeps this from seeming flaccid. There is a touch of nutty, oxidized malt character here that mixes with a light roasted malt character that is diluted enough to not seem burnt, but does have a deep toasted graininess to it. The finish really tastes quite strongly of red wine, with lots of fruitiness to the beer (it leans a bit richer towards sherry or port rather than your typical red wine) as well as some spicy, slightly astringent, toasted woody character from oak. The long finish really reminds me of a nutty sherry mixed a touch with a touch of rich port character. The tartness here is actually pretty nice, it is not enough to make this seem like a sour beer, but it is definitely tart; this is mostly lactic, but does have a touch, or perhaps more of a suggestion of acetic acidity.
I was really expecting to not like this at all, but this was executed very well. I think it could use more carbonation, it still should be light, but still could use a hint more.
djd07 (2533) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from bleeng at August tasting. Pours a murky brown mud with small off white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is sour cherry and tart. Thin mouthfeel with a tart flavor and sour finish. A very good sour ale from Lost Abbey.
bleeng (1458) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky brown. Nose is very tart and winey. Taste is very sharp with a lingering sweetness. Lots of tartness and puckery. Tons of flavors that can be confusing.
Ratman197 (8468) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish brown with no head (flatter than a 2 year old girl). Aromas of cherry, oak, vinous notes, light carmel and light spice. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a tart finish and absolutely no carbonation! Flavors of carmel, cherry, oak, vinous notes and light horseblkanket with a smooth tart lingering funky fruity finish.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Tony, you rock my friend. Dark murky color with very little head. Sour tart aroma with hints of tart fruit. Flavor is very much like the aroma: tart and sour with hints of fruit. An awesome beer.