blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Paul and Ryan’s 5000th rate tasting. Pours hazy brown with an off white head. Tart and fruity aroma, with fresh strawberries and red berries. The flavor has a nice balance of sweet and tart notes, with woody notes, rhubarb, and cherries. Delicious.
jtclockwork (6218) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Paul and Ryan’s epic tasting. Pours dark brown. Nose of sour grape, tart berry, funk and vinegar. Taste of extremely tart raspberry, vinegar and funk.
deyholla (5378) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by someone at Paul and Ryan’s 5000th celebration, thanks! Poured a cloudy grapefruit orange with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of tart tropical fruits with a good amount of funk and acid. Flavor began tart with tropical and red fruits and grew in acid becoming slightly acetone. There was a nice bit of funk throughout.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 Dry, lots of sour cherry, very pitty. Tons of funk in the aroma, lots of almond nuttiness. Update 12/2011, more of a typical lost abbey sour, lots of acetic acid just destroys everything.
lionel09 (8) - BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2011 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Fluffy white head. Aroma is tart, fruity, woody, vinegar. Flavor is sour, sweet fruit, wet wood, fruit vinegar, tart apples....complex and amazing.
MaltOMeal (1088) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
big bottle. shared by me at the January Houston RB Tasting. We had this one sitting on the bar and it turned out to be a super gusher. Lost a third of the bottle. :-( Pours reddish-brown with no head. Nose is of sour fruit. taste is of super sour fruit. Mouthfeel is thin and sour, sour, sour.
bleeng (1458) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by maltomeal at the January 2011 Houston RB tasting. Cork and bottle blew when opened-lost about 1/3 of the beer. Off gold fuzzy color. Nose is tart and a bit skunky sweet. Taste is out of this world complex-starts off sweet with a coughing tartness moving in. Mellow at first then esophagus stinging tartness/citric acid like orange juice. Weird as it fades just a bit on the end. Just a fascinating beer.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Rusty. Thanks! Hazy orange/red color with a ring of head. Aroma of light fruit, lemon, cranberry, vinegar. Light sweet and seriously sour flavor. Excellent stuff!
beastiefan2k (2190) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by Matt, thanks. Cork "pops" as if the beer is dead but the pour is less dead. However, after it sits a little the beer becomes still. This beer smells just like my old sour cranberry cider. Its all sour and a piercing berry sourness. Flavor is heartburn going down, even for me this gets my throat churning. Its just a piercing sourness and nothing else, may double as a decent vinegar. There seems to be a lot of variability in these bottles since this was almost dead and others have been gushers, inconsistency from Lost Abbey, I don’t believe it.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle shared by mreusch. Pour is a hazed orange ruby with no head and a few bubbles clinging to the side of glass along with active bubbles flowing up the center of the glass. Aroma is sour cherry fruit, fruit skins, oak, and a soft lactic sour / tartness. Nice bright nose. Taste is just crazy sour off the bat, just completely mouth puckering tartness. Much more than I was expecting from the nose. Sour and funky, big sour cherries, with the oak coming out after the tart sour. Palate is medium, light spritzy carbonation, and a lingering sour finish. Thanks Matt, never thought I would get a taste of this one.