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RATINGS: 961   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle 12.7fl.oz. @ home.
[ Trade by Dunk ]. Clear medium to dark amber red color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, berry - sour, raisin, cherry, cask wood, bourbon, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet, moderate to heavy acidic and heavy bitter with a long duration, and a dry dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft - flat, finish feel is light moderate alcoholic. [20081225]

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
37.5 cL bottle. Pours almost fully clear and golden amber to brown with a lacing off-white head. Smooth fruity aroma with notes of prunes and raisins. Sweet malty to light barrel wooden base flavour with a great raisin to prune flavour swept through. Light acidic touch to a dense caramel malty and fruity finish. Stunning. Had a sample from an 03 vintage too.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2005
[At GBBF 2004] A dark brown beer with a small disappearing orange head. It has a great sour aroma with notes of overripe fruit - just like a Belgian Sour Ale. The flavor has a fantastic sourness, that draws out the mouthwater, but it also contains notes of overripe berries and wood. The sourness leaves You with a dryness in the mouth. Fantastic - if You like sour ales - You’ll love this one.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2006 (Bottle 75 cl) Beautiful, clear red beer - no head whatsoever. Completely flat. Sour, but fresh berry aroma. Extremely sour, but still fresh. Reminds me a lot of a Flemish Sour. Loads of fruit and extremely vinous. No real bitterness. Nice, but I dont believe I can drink a lot of this. 031205 and 061006

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20486) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: APR 29, 2009 Bottle. Hazy red brown coloured with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel, butterscotsch, cherries, marzipan and rye bread with bretty notes. Flavour of cherries, marzipan, cherry stones and alcoholc with an acidic touch. Tart and warming alcoholic finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2010
Bottled. Deep rubyish amber colour with a small beige head. Aroma is sour cherries, cherry pips, some mildvanilla, alcohol as well as dark dry fruits. Also some mild plum and sour wooden notes. Flavour is sour wood, sour cherries, some mild vanilla, mild wood as well as some slight spices and alcohol. Actually quite beautifully balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
omhper (19187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2004 Bottled. Very dark brown. Rodenbach-like acidic, vinous, woody grape aroma. Full bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Like a St Lamvinus on steroids. Unusual and incedibly flavourful, yet elegant. Definitely not your everyday beer. The flavour could perhaps be even more complex, but I find this to be one most the most interesting beers I’ve had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2006
Dark reddish brown colour with a thin off-white head. Sour fruity aroma with hits of wood. Sweet flavor with hints of cherries and wood. Nice cherries in the aftertaste. A very good one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
Vintage 2009, corked bottle
Very dark brown color, almost black; medium-sized creamy head. Strong aroma, wild and vinous, with chocolate and malt, a bit sour; old wood. Good body strength, chocolate and malt flavor, with sour cherries fruitiness, balsamic vinegar, lactic acid; there is some residual sugar, but hidden; the sourness in the end is higher, quite aggressive, a bit astringent, tannic. Mouthwatering.
Very complex. Bold but well balanced. Excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
12th July 2008. Sour cherry beer. This really needs to be not over cold as a little warmth brings a mellowness to it. Sour cherries reasonably well balanced by woody tones. A dry beer. Okay but not quite the cherrry nirvana I was hoping for.


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