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RATINGS: 1056   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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 (6373) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Pours a dark brown without any head. Pretty still. Aromas of cherry dark fruits, light bourbon. Taste is sour with a light sweetness in the middle and tart at the end. The mouth feel is quite thick.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1621) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Botlle shared thanks to Art. Poured very dark brown no head. Aroma sweet funky tart cherry barrel. Light carb med bod. Tastes sour mega fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
23Skidoo (38) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2015
2013 vintage. Shy head that vanishes quickly. Nose: cherries, vanilla, sweet melon, wine, oak, banana, lacquered dark wood, cigarette smoke, almonds. Aroma alone makes this beer exceptional, really enjoying it. Taste: surprisingly sour, cherries, raisins, coffee notes, a bit disappointing compared with the aroma. Full, creamy body; almost zero carbonation. Long, dry, slightly astringent finish that gives way to some fruity sweetness after a while. Watermelon notes. I expected this beer to be sweeter and similar to Rochefort 10, but in fact it reminds me more of Cuvée des Jacobins. A stronger, sweeter, even a bit cloying at times, version of Cuvée des Jacobins, actually. This beer feels a bit "overengineered"; has a bit too much of everything in it; in particular it feels like it can’t decide whether it wants to be a quadruple or a sour. Still quite pleasant, though.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (982) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUL 24, 2015
(Thanks Stefan, "StefanSD") Bottle. A- Cherries, tart, vanilla, grapes, red wine, subtle oak, subtle bourbon. A- Dark mahogany color, dark liquid, no head. T- Dark cherries, tart, sour, subtle vanilla, bourbon. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, tart finish. O- I expected great things here. Not that I was let down or anything, but kind of. Lots of tart sour cherry and then bourbon on the finish. I loved the description but the taste to me just didn’t live up. With all due respect, I’m sure this is a hot beer for some but it just left me in meh mode.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (672) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Muddy red brown color without foam. The smell is light sourish and very round. Sour, thick bread taste (reminds me of the rodenbach grand cru) with fruity apple. The aftertaste is dry and (brown) sour.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mateuszk (1030) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Red in colour, almost no head. Aroma of wine, red fruits, vanilla - very sweet and intense with low level of tart notes and funkiness in the back. In taste sourness mixed with tart and sweet fruits, wine and woody notes. Full bodied, high carbonation, sweet, with alcohol still noticable. Too sweet, but OK.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (344) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle at SinH4’s Goodbye Event. Slightly odd aroma, but wow, what an intense and complex taste and finish! So many fruit and berry flavours, sweet and sour but not overpowered. A really exciting beer!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (1132) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2015
Hazy literal blood red color with no head. Fruity red wine aroma, so much fruits! a bit tart, hints of funk. Taste is first sourness, then the fruits from the nose, cherries, red wine, heavy, sweetish, sour finish. Wood. Some spices. Amazing! One more Lost Abbey that lives up to the reputation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danlo (1688) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
12.7 fluid oz bottle. Pours dark reddish brown in colour, no head to speak of and aroma of sour cherries, vineous, fruity & woody, with some light funk. Taste is sweet & sour, tart dark cherries, juicy, woody, some spice, with sherry-like notes. Slick mouthfeel, medium bodied, low carbonation, fairly clean finish. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2015
On tap at Pour House, believe this was aged.
Appearance: Murky chestnut/garnet body with a tan head.
Aroma: Green apple Jolly Rancher with sweet watermelon and tart cherry.
Taste: Big vinegar pucker by the finish, heart burn inducing.
Palate: Medium bodied, highly carbonated.
Overall: Aroma is awesome, flavor is one-dimensional. Too acedic finish.


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