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Lost Abbey Yellow Bus

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Sour ale with Peaches.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2010
750 ml bottle at DC Epic Sour Tasting 2010, courtesy of the man, the myth, the legend: ygtbsm94 - thanks! Dark golden color, small white head. Aroma of cucumber salad and peaches, white pepper. Taste has straw, fruit, slight sourness. Wet and smooth. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Bright, acidic, nose, fair amount acetic acid, lots of rotting peach. The taste is moderately sour, moderately sweet, lots of peach, plenty of acetic acid, grapes, cotton candy. Actually, a bit disappointing after having the Veritas 004.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cpetrone84 (1328) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2010 My 500th review and a very special one. Thanks to Frank for sharing this as well as Kevin and Jeremy for the awesome tasting! A-pours a hazy golden yellow in color with a creamy white head. S-wow, what a nose! the peach is still very much present and tons of unripened peach hit hard. notes of yeast lie behind with some funkiness underneath. more peach tartness in the back. T-what a beautiful flavor. soft peaches caress the taste buds. this isnít sweet, the tartness is very light but present. the yeast is there in the middle, hints of lemon behind with a touch of acidity in the back. M-smooth and creamy on the palate with a perfect amount of carbonation to hold the body throughout and give it a crisp, slightly dry finish. D-the peach flavor is so soft but so tasty with the perfect balance of yeasty flavors to add complexity. so simple but so well done!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle: The aroma has moderate sweet peach with light lemon. It pours a cloudy golden-orange with a small white head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet peaches. It quickly becomes very tart lemon and lighter tart peach...very acidic and sour. Light bodied with somewhat lively carbonation.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2010 Taste thanks to Frank!
Drank next to Veritas 004. Heavy tangerine-colored body, white head with light bubbling that soon disappears to the faintest ring. The nose has lemon and light biscuit, but there is nothing worth talking about if not the peach. Never has one fruit been captured more completely, the unripened presence here goes from core to skin. Absolutely stunning nose that kept on and on, one full-on peach whiff after another. The flavor is slightly a step down given the more traditional flavor, lemon acidity competing with the peach and thus muddling the singular brilliance of the nose. Thankfully the peach wins out with warmth and an enjoyable pale malt, a fair amount of acetic acid combining with both for a fruity yet partially stinging experience, sweet and tart in a magnificent balance. Body is right on, perhaps requiring more carbonation though such would bring a bitterness that could mute the delicate peach gamut. For sure this is one-sided, but that side is done so completely that to change it in any way would be mistake.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAXSON (526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle, thanks to Frank, enjoyed right before Veritas 004 for a perfect contrast. Pours a medium hazy orange, a shade deeper than the Veritas, with a light ring of bubbles that eventually settles into nothing. Fairly thick body. Nose is absolutely awesome -- fresh, just unripe peaches bursting forth, soft funk, brett, just amazing. Singular and refined to perfection. Quite tart and sour in the mouth. A bit fizzy but not as effervescent as the Veritas. Peaches come out in the back palate but not as they do in the nose. High citric acidity throughout. Very pleasant and one of the best Lost Abbey offerings.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MeadMe (1284) - Riverview, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Big thanks to Alen for giving me the chance to ride the bus. A: Pours a hazy apricot golden hue with a small white head. Little retention and no lace. S: Aroma of over ripe peaches, sweet tarts, lemon, and oak. T: Mmmmm good. Still very peachy for sure. There is a nice peach sweetness before the tartness comes through. Lemon zest stands out along with a lactic tartness. Perfect level of light oak. The tartness peeks through in the middle and builds to a rather tart dry finish. M: On the lighter side of medium, nice carbonation, bold tart dry finish. D: Very good. Glad we were able to harpoon this whale!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kappldav123 (4723) - GERMANY - FEB 4, 2010
Incredible big thanks to Alen for this rare beer. Unlabeled bottle. Looks good in the glass, very, very zippy, small head, modest turbid. Starts intense sourish, a little bit woody. Turns then wonderful fruity like peach and apricot, very well balanced. Sourish notes are dominating the finish, but not too aggressive. Very well balanced, also some very light salty notes. An incredible beer! Too sad this will be the only day in my life that I will drink this beer...

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maltzilla (38) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2010
WOW! Am I actually reviewing this beer? Well, very fortunate to have shared this one with friends this past weekend. Poured into a large cognac snifter. The pour issued forth a hazy gold liquid, which held up a fluffy, meringue head at the end -about an inch thick- as if it were Atlas lifting the globe. Yes, I gave it a 5 in appearance. The smell was wonderful, tart, sweet and ripe fruit. Some of the famed peach notes off in the back, but a lot of great spiciness too. Maybe a little cardamom? Taste was massive. I definitely got a lot more peaches once I took the first sip. And from there it was a damned fruit-fest; got a little dried apricot, some traditional saison-type spice, sweet macintosh apple even. Mouthfeel & Drinkability I think were superb. This is a very well-rounded flavor with a lot of layers, but its also subtle enough and refreshing that you will be tempted to immediately go for a refill. Well, that and the fact that youíre splitting a YELLOW BUS & you sure as heck want more than just one sip.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Huge thanks to Chad( cpferris) for bringing this to our epic sour tasting. Pours a hazy dark golden orange with some golden yellow hues and visible carbonation bubbling up at the top of the pour. One finger off white head that immediately fades into nothing. No lacing whatsoever. Musty earthy aroma with some slight earthy funk. Not as pungent as I expected with subtle barnyard notes and dry Brett efervescence. Lots of fruit in there, especially the peach. I swear I can pick up the earthy pit of the fruit. Intensely tart/sour and puckering with a lot of dry bretty funk and sour bacterial notes. Dry effervescence and champagne like flavor and carbonation. Medium ody and not very acidic which is surprising considering how tart and funky it is. After the initial sour shock thereís an intensly powerful peach presence. Honestly Iím shocked at how prominent the peach presence is. Itís like biting into a fresh organic peach. Very sweet balancing out the sour and dry brett notes. This beer is delicious and the puckering sweet aftertaste lingers long into the finish making me salivate for another sip. Highly recommended!


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