SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle shared by ygtbsm94 at the DC epic tasting. Poured a clear golden/light orange color with a dissipating head. Almost smells like a true lambic with peach cobbler. Deep sour smell, tart. Taste is significantly better than aroma. Peaches much more present in the taste. Mouthfeel is great. Very pleasant brew. Definitely one sided on the peach but awesome.
nimbleprop (7096) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at DC Epic Sour Tasting 2010. Pours a bright, caramel orange with a thin, creamy white head. Nose is sweet, malty, caramel, sugary, a little yeast, peach juice, light hay, light herbs. The peach juice is really a star in the nose, especially as it warms. Flavor is sweet and tart, oranges, peaches, kumquats, acidic, spices, blood oranges. Finish is tart and dry. Very unique.
GT (9918) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL courtesy of ygtbsm94. A silver sharpie has labeled this bottle sort of haphazardly and the bottle shows a Lost Abbey cork and cage. The pour is cloudy, glowing apricot orange with pretty much no head. Aroma is sour funk, ripe cheese, peach flesh, nectarine skins, lactic acid fattness, orange creamsickle, peach ice cream. Taste is insane sour that goes spicy. It is full of cotton candy, tangerine, fresh peach, peach fuzz, insanely rich fruit. Zippy palate that quickly warps away all sensation into a full fattiness and then nothing whatsoever. The lambic does its work quickly on the palate and then fades. Just spectacular.
Travlr (20263) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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 isn’t 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!
Pailhead (6347) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
MeadMe (1594) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!