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RATINGS: 1073   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (4780) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 10, 2015
375ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Dark mahogany color. No head, flat. Woody, whiskey, alcohol, prunes, sweet notes in aroma. Sour, licorice, woody, sweet, oak, apples in taste. Acidic mouthfeel. They have dissolved at least 3 lakupiipu in this bottle. Alcohol is well hidden behind all this vinegar and salt (so where are my chips?). Hurts my tongue a bit, but not bad. Not a fan of sours, but I can drink it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 10, 2015
On tap at the source. Pours light brown. Aroma is tart cherries and chocolate. Really super fantastic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (12181) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 9, 2015
375ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga)
Pleasant wqod-glue aromas, a little bit of vanilla, quite sour. Nice dark brown, but glassy - no head at all. Horrific vinegary acid palate. Some sugar sweetness. For looks, I have to add an extra point for the look in Aresh’s face as he takes a sip, it’s like a baby sucking on a slice of lemon, but followed by more swearing. Taste has burnt liquorish and rubber, some marmite yeastiness. Apparently whoever wrote the commercial deScription was unaware that brett doesn’t cause battery acid, other little bugs do instead, brett causes funk. So one can only conclude that the brewers don’t actually know about how to brew a beer. Ooops, Aresh drainpours his, so does Anna - Marduk’s up for more and volunteers. For me, this is a complete battery acid fuckup. I guess it’s an OK vinaigrette salad dressing. Aresh = 7:3:1:1:1=1.3 - "I’m not prepared to call this beer, I don’t drink apple vinegar".

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdtm82 (1519) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Bottled; shared with Clayton and Martin at Clayton’s; 3rd May 2015. Stunning oak chips and wood on aroma. Typically Rodenbach aroma. Taste is sour cherry, cherry tart; moderate puckering, light acid, great use of lactose. This is a fantastic example of beating the Belgians at their own game. Some vinegar and Modena oil too. Super.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1527) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 23, 2015
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Aromas of tart cherry, slight earth. Pours an aged burgundy-brown with minimal white head. Taste is smooth tart cherry and moderate bread. Bone dry creates a quick finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
XaenDovet (1259) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
Draught at hopping pig. Pours a deep cloudy reddish brown. Aroma of sour cherries, wood, raisin, bourbon. Taste is sweet and sour. Palate is sticky, astringent, leaving a slick refreshment and salivation for more.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (2632) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Tap at Lord Hobo. Pours a nice dark brown/reddish with small beige rim that leaves good lacing. Nose is of grapes, red wine, cherries and some sugar. Taste is of grapes, vinous, not too acetic but with a nice Flanders Red character still. More red fruits. Moderately sweet and not too boozy for such a hefty brew. Body is medium-full, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel slightly syrupy. Overall it was every bit as good as I thought it would be. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (469) - Valley Village, California, USA - APR 5, 2015
Draft at TDA’s 5th. Better or draft than the bottle I’ve had, carb helps. Bourbon and sour cherries lead on the nose, tadte brings in the raisins. But and pleasantly tart. Some lingering funk, nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcolw (616) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Very cloudy, light brown color. Modest head but plenty of spotty lace on the glass. The liquid is brown. Slightly sour with a bit raspberry and cherry to the nose. The flavor follows the smell. Not extreme like some. There’s an element of darker malts. I detect no bitterness. A mild sour.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Seemed bottle conditioned....slight cloudy brown, decent effervescence. Some wine and brandy notes really nice. Some leTher and funk oak too. Excellent beer.


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