sebletitje (9075) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of jdubfl.
the mother of all sours, huge vinegary punch, puts your teeth back in line. Amber in color, thin white head. All the sweet and sour one needs. Acidic mouthfeel that probably caused my next day heartburn. I like a good sour, this was not it. Would like to sample again with right conditions..
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish pour. Fluffy white head. Aroma is tart, fruity, woody, vinegar. Flavor is sour, sweet fruit, wet wood, fruit vinegar, tart apples....complex and amazing.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, courtesy jdubfl. Pours a reddish pink hue, with dry, hazy distant lacing and no real head. Big tart nose, huge raspberry, too. Funky as hell. Flavor is mammoth tart berries, dry, sweet finish, acidic and vinegary as shit. Loved it. So sour, so awesome, so nice. I want more and more and more
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
wetherel bottle shared at dasilky tasting. cool color, had tried sangria which is a major component of this beer from what I’ve heard. sourness is to the extreme, texture, flavor and complexity doesn’t hold up at this point to the tart, sour, cab franc tannins and oak tannins that really slice thru this beer and keep it from being balanced. my 2nd veritas, again would love to see this beer again many years from now and see how it turns out. most intristing sour i’ve ever had possibly.
wetherel (1863) - Cupertino, California, USA - DEC 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750mL bottle purchased at barrel tasting. Opened at Dasilky1 tasting. Dec 13th 2009. Cloudy red orange color. Very acidic, partly from acetic acid. Fruity. Strong nose, could be butric acid, or just acetic. Not sure. A little harder to drink, because of the strong acidity. I think it needs some aging, though that won’t help the gushing. Very different than Sangria. Much drier. I suspect Sangria has a lot more residual sugar, making it unbottlable. Excellent!
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a blood orange severly hazed conglomeration with frothy semi-pink suds atop. Nose is an awesome combination of sour funk and cherry, fruit cocktail, magic marker, vanilla, pineapple, bandage, and on and on and on and on. My dear lord...this may be my favorite lost abbey beer ever...sour cherry and pineapple seduced by cream vanilla custard with funky undertones of bandage, oranges, and jesus. Fierce carbonation works well...this is absolutely stunning.
nickd717 (4113) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Lost Abbey Barrel Tasting ’09. Cloudy bright red color with a small off-white head. Loads of tart cherries and other berries as well as sangria-like vinous notes. A little funk in there as well. Really fresh and fruity. Smells great. Flavor is very fruity and somewhat funky. Red wine and sangria along with sweet and sour cherries as well as other red berries, raspberries and maybe some currants. Some oak and vanilla. Sourness is somewhat restrained. Incredible maraschino cherry flavor that really dominates on the finish. Fairly tart and acidic with medium body and lively carbonation. This is very drinkable for a sour ale. Was possibly my favorite beer of the night at the barrel tasting. Couldn’t get enough of it.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 750ml bottle from Andre of course... Pours a mostly opaque cranberry red with a thin dissipating head... Aroma of tempting berries, both red and rasp, with a mild sweetness and lacto... Flavors are very fruit and berry forward upfront. Mildly acidic upfront but then evolves to a medium degree of sweetness. Soft to mild carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little thin but tasty otherwise.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml. Pours hazed and murky red with no head. Nose of fresh raspberries and vinegar. flavors of raspberries, vinegar, rose, Tropical fruit, sour-sweet finish with floral notes. Really nice sour raz and vinegar flavor.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at Stone while we enjoyed "The Experience" of some incredible beers. Brownish murky red color with a very minimal white head. Fruity and tart smells are noticeable. Medium light body. Raspberry, pineapple, cherry, and plum. Very well balanced sour quality not overpowering. The finish is slightly sweet and tart. Easy to drink. Excellent for sure.