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RATINGS: 1091   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2009
375 ml acquired via trade from goldtwins. My only 2008 bottle. Pours a murky dark brown, obvious rusty red notes with very small offwhite head that dies to a near nonexistant head, minimal lacing. Aromas are sour cherries, a bit of tartness of the bat, some sweet raisiny dark malts, but sour takes the front seat. Dark fruits, faint brown sugar. Initial is sour cherries, oaky dryness with faint vanilla, light dark fruits that preach tartness over sweetness. Very nice darker sour, flanders style that is subtle yet superbly tart. Alcohol well hidden as a touch of light funk, tart, oaky underlying meld almost perfectly. Decent carbonation, perfect body allow flavor and palate stickability to meld. Dark fruit sweetness and slight darker mellow malt sweetness incorporate into the back of the body. This is a very nice brew, finish leaves a tart and oaky lasting finish.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (1356) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Brown cloudy appearance. Tart cherries, yeasty bready, light vinegar scent. Taste is sour with earthy quality. Fruits and yeasts come out next. Mouth is balanced. Tap.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fujimo2000 (96) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Pours brown with a huge cherry aroma. Taste is strong sour cherry and tart finish. I’m not a big sour liver but this is actually pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2016
Mmm, smaken var otroligt intensiv, på gränsen till för mycket om man frågar mig. Smaken i sig bar kraftigt syrliga toner med mycket körsbär och syra. Kroppen var okej men balansen kunde jag inte känna av.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OminouSC2 (449) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
Amber color. Aromas of berries and dried fruits, raisins, figs and prunes. Heavily sour and tart taste, overshadows most other flavors. Some wood, sour finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (2719) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle from 2013 opened at Camping Kost-Ar-Moor. Very cloudy greenish brown, nearly opaque, no head. Sour wet grain, chocolate malts, balsamico vinegar, sour grapes, unripe and rotting fruit, apricots, plums, fruit stones, cherries, raisins, spices, oak, nuttiness, minerallike saltiness, bourbon, woodglue/rubberiness, bretty funk. Quite strong sour amidst fruity sweetness. Full body, low to no carbonation. Very rich and astringent. Strong sour liquid old floorboard.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2016
2009 bottle thanks to Gibson. Pours a dark amber with no head. The roma is oak, leather, dark fruit. Medium body, strong oak, funk, light tart cherry, fruit has faded but still very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2891) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Deep brown/Amber with a thin beige head and light sticky lacing ..... Aroma of cherries, vanilla, dark fruits, Brett, chocolate malts and oak ... Complex and balanced aroma ..... Taste is of sour cherries, tart, Brett, vanilla, dry oak, raisins and chocolate malts .... Finished dry and sour with a lingering Brett, dry oak and cherry ..... Well balanced and the abv is non existent ..... Smooth and a little slick/oily

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7614) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Wow. Very nicely executed in a style I love. Bigtime plum and apricot with some tangerine and pepper. Grapefruit bretta. Deep maroon pour with good head and lacing. Tangy finish with touch of grapefruit astringency. Tap at Sovereign Savor event.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (1057) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2016
On draft at Caliente. Poured deep mahogany with next to no head. Sour cherries, raisins, oak. Tart finish. Oily texture. Minimal warming alcohol present. As complex a sour as I’ve had.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrOrla (2242) - Odense C, DENMARK - APR 23, 2016
Bottle @ thx Thomas. Pours muddy brown with no head. Aroma of wood, cherry, bourbon, light vinegar, latic acidic, light raspberry, malty sweet, light brown.sugar, raisins, aicdic acid, very complex. Taste is very sour, alot of raisins, very complex, sour. Very oily.


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