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RATINGS: 1039   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Once upon a time it was the most award winning Pizza Port beer of all time. Now it has found a new home at The Lost Abbey. A massive brown ale base that is made from four fermentable sugars including Malted Barley, Raisins, Candi Sugar and Sour Cherries, this beer is fully fermented before being placed in Bourbon barrels where the beer ages for one year with the Sour Cherries and the wild Brettanomyces yeast that we inoculate the barrels with. One of the most complex and unique beers we make each year.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattH (659) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
On tap at a place in Santa Rosa. Nice brownish red pour. Nice flavor and aroma of sour cherries. Missed this guy being on tap at Lost Abbey a few years back. Glad to have gotten to finally try it.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
eloySON (4) - - JAN 5, 2015 does not count
Botella probada en el biercab........................................... 2014

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jur (439) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, SF. Red-brown, beige head. Cherry nose. Huge in flavour; tart, cherry, some malt, burnt sugar. Very layered. Great balance for a wild sour. Hides ABV well... Lovely.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rammer (314) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 2, 2015
Very strong sour taste! Great wine aroma, flavor of ripe cherry, vanilla, barrel, astringent tartness

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
javiercrasher (215) - Granada, SPAIN - JAN 2, 2015
De color marrón oscuro con algún destello rojizo. Prácticamente sin espuma y por tanto sin carbonatación. Aroma a tarta de cerezas y algo de vainilla. Más ligeramente barrica y levadura. En boca aparece el ácido de la cerezas y cierto recuerdo a vino blanco. El alcohol se nota en el estómago. Gran cerveza pero con un precio prohibitivo.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Fellini (719) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Draft at Beachwood BBQ in long beach. Aroma is sweet, candy sugar, berry goodness, light tartness. Flavor has a huge tartness to it, sour red character, slight boozy sweetness. Light to medium in body with a solid lingering berry tartness.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (472) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Slightly reddish, deep brown color, very little foam. Not much aroma wise, faint sour cherry. Awesome flavor, sour cherry, woody barrel, and toastmaster are perfectly blended.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmzl (95) - SLOVENIA - DEC 30, 2014

Look: Light pour with no head, carbonation isn’t visible either. Darker brown with relatively strong red hue, like a deep red chocolaty wine. Bit of yeast lacing, lots of yeast floating on the bottom.

Smell: Velvety white wine, lots of oak and vanilla combined with marvelously smooth funk. Highly complex, rich. Most dominant beside oak is the light sweetness with orange, red currant, the acetic acid is relatively low key but still the main driving force for welcomed freshness.

Taste: Red currant, cherry start with soft fruity acidity and some surprising funk and pear. Continuous with light caramel, grain sweetness but is quickly consumed by medium acetic, vinous sour and velvet funk, oak. Funk and oak also come out at the far end, where they linger for a long time.

Mouthfeel: Medium light heavy body, dry and no alcohol to detect.

Overall: The funk/oak dynamic is superb in this one. It’s an expensive treat, but if your into unique and complex stories, do yourself a favor and grab one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (803) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
This is seriously on of the most unique teasing beers I've ever had. It starts with a sour flavor develops a smokey oak flavor and finishes strongly of raisins.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacecube (1155) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle at Xmas, pours deep cherry red, small head and light carbonation. Cherries in the noise, with cocoa, oak, grape, sour, sour, sour, acidy tannins tingle on the tongue imparting a long full, heavy sour cherry aftertaste. Really well done with great balance.


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