JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. After popping the cork, almost half the bottle was left on the counter. Bummer. Pours a turpid raspberry color with peach edges, thin white collar. Nose is soft brett, blooming with ripe raspberries and oranges, with a touch of mineral. Complex, fruit mouth focused on sour oranges and raspberries, very dry, pretty acidic. Not as hard as a raspberry lambic, sour, and very complex. Reminds me a lot of Bullfrog Frambozen, maybe with a more full fruit expression, but a little more acidic. Hard to put this glass down for sure.
daleharshman (987) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Stone Brewing bistro for "The Tomme Arthur Experience" during the first San Diego Beer Week in November 2009. Pours a dark pink/red with no head. I’ve come to expect no head on most any Lost Abbey brew! Lovely aroma mainly of raspberries but also strawberries and grape. Juicy Kool-Aid like flavor which again is mainly raspberries but also strawberry/grape. I find that there is more sweetness than sourness. So yes, with the fruit it does more resemble sangria than a typical sour ale. It’s good and I would like to see Tomme experiment more with fruit.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Cloudy rose-colored ale with a small, pinkish-white head. Good retention. The funky, fruity aroma presents barnyard, red wine, aged cheese and great acidity. Full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and Champagne-like carbonation. Fruity and sour as Hell. Nice sweetness too, but super sour overall. Tart, fruity, dry finish. Bottle if this world class brew was courtesy of giarscr!
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of jdubfl. Pours an orange to amber color with thin off-white head. Aroma is sour with notes of funk, overripe cherries, light grapefruit, vanilla, hints of coconut and smoke. Flavor is sour to very sour with notes of overripe fruit, vinegar, oak, cherries. Medium body with a sour finish. Interesting ale.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. This beer was incredible. Poured a deep orangish red color with a thin off white head, looks awesome. Nose is slightly funky with a vinous quality and big notes of cherry, citrus, earthy oak, and light vanilla. Somewhat full bodied with surprising lively carbonation. Flavor is very vinous and intensely sour with medium to high acidity. Big notes of cherry, oak, citrus, and vanilla. Cherry dominates the finish. This is truly a world class beer. WOW!
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to Chris(largadeer) for breaking this out at our sour tasting.
Pours a dark cherry/ruby color with hints of grapefruit and blood orange. Frothy, creamy slightly pinkish head that slowly fades into a thin lasting ring. Gorgeous looking beer!
Sweet earthy funk aroma with lots of dry brett and funky bugs. Very vinous with a prominent citrus fruit character. Lots of juicy grapefruit bursting through and a very strong earthy oaky tannis presence.
Insansely sour with an incredibly tart puckering mouthfeel. This is the most sour beer I’ve ever encountered. Very acidic and esophagus burning. Lots of oaky tannis and delicious acidic citrus fruit. Fresh grapefruit comes bursting through. Very vinegary and a bit harsh but there is a delcious lingering tart aftertaste that leaves me salivating for another sip.
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to whomever brought this to TPD’s Tampa Throwdown. This was the beer of the night for me. Super sour and full of raspberries, cherries and other berries. Not terribly acidic. Easy going and blends nicely with Short’s Bloody Beer.
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2010 Shared with Alex (Masterski) at his place to celebrate my moving to Chicago! Glad to be up here with so many awesome BAs. Poured from 750ml bottle into Bell’s snifter/tulip.
Veritas 006 is Lost Abbey’s Sangria with the addition of Angel’s Share aged on Cabernet Franc grapes. The original Sangria had some Funky Duck in there with tangerines, sour Avant Garde, and not sure what else.
A - Super-gusher alert! Well, besides filling Alex’s glass with tons of uber-funky foam, my pour is quite nice. A pinkish/reddish color with a white fizzy head. There’s a thin white cap and along with a ring around the edge of the glass.
S - This one smells sweet but you can’t not notice the funk that is right behind it. Sweet raspberries, sour/tart notes, lots of funk, barnyard. Really, a nice mix of funk and raspberries. I can taste the Funky Duck but not so much the tangerines...I think the raspberries overwhelm any fruit notes.
T - Very similar to the nose, but more funk! Sweet raspberries, a nice funk/sour/tart, barnyard, horse blanket. It’s great when a beer smells so damn good and then it tastes exactly the same, we have a winner here!
M - Light bodied, fizzy carbonation, crisp/dry finish. Similar to the 004 in feel...spot-on for the style. I just want to hold the liquid in my mouth forever but there’s too many other good beers to drink!
D - Just an awesome sour! Tomme once again does it again. I think I prefer this one over 004, although I’m going to have to do a side-by-side to really judge that. For now, my rating will be higher for this vs. 004, but that may change.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a murky red. Nose is big tart berries, dark cherries, sweet sugary plum, cooked peach, raspberries, big lactic sourness. Flavor is intense sweet and sour fruit, unripe cherries, blueberry skins, raspberry puree, HUGE vinegar, big lactic tartness. Phenomenal!
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy crap, another bottle I can thank my main man wetherel for the chance to try, this was incredible. Gushing 750ml corked and caged. Pours pin with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet and tart and full of funk. Taste is tart, super tart and sweet, wow, this is really incredible but so sour that its difficult to drink much of this at a time.