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RATINGS: 1085   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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
2009 vintage. 750ml. 11%. Pours dark brown, near opaque, fizzy at first, then still, with little apparent carbonation after a minute. Aroma is indeed of sour cherries, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg. Complex aroma that I like a lot. Flavor is a battle between sour brett and heavy sweet malt, and I like witnessing this confrontation. The cherries and other fruits come around later. Lots of wood toward the end, no bourbon showing. Fuller mouthfeel, a little dead on the palate due to the lack of carbonation. Overall, excellent.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2802) - 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 (6999) - 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 (1022) - 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 (2046) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1551) - Rome, ITALY - APR 15, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Gianluca at King Arthur pub in Ciampino-Rome. Pours clear reddish brown color, no head. Nose: chocolate, cherries, hush. Mouth: so rich, sick beer, aceto balsamico, cherries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markducommun (836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Deep brown, with some brilliant reddish tinges. Almost no head, slight tan. Funky earthy nose, some light caramel, light roasted coffee bean. Fairly strong berry. Pretty strongly tart, underlying subtle back of the mouth sweetness. Heavier body, reasonably upfront alcohol, very oily, coats the palate. Long finish, tart. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1589) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Cloudy, reddish-brown with a smallish tan head and oily lace. Pleasant aromas of cherry, oak, vanilla, raisins, white wine grape and mild funk. Dark fruit sweetness up front becomes a mild tartness as cherries and blackberries mix with the oak and vanilla. Full body, little carbonation, slick mouthfeel and a lingering dark fruit sweetness in the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
linusb (646) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
A: Deep deep brown with red hint. No head. N: Cherry, poppy seeds T: Cherry, plum

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maley1 (1042) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2016
Dark brown pour with red tinges and no head whatsover. Aroma of tart cherries, caramel, malts, vinegar and bourbon. Taste of tart cherries, caramel, vinegar, acidic, yeast, brett and slight oakiness. Full bodied, lower carbonation, tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (4060) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Style et résumé: Classique sour red américaine avec raisins et cerises.
Comment: EBF Boston 2016.
Portrait: Un liquide brunâtre avec des reflets rouges. Un nez bien boisé avec des notes acides, vinaigrées avec une touche de chocolat. Une bouche acide avec des notes de cerises et de bois. Une finale bien vinaigrée dans le bons sens du terme. Un classique.
Note: 8/10


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