badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 28, 2008
On tap at brewery. Cloudy brown with no head. Amazingly complex aroma and taste of brown sugar, whiskey character, grapes, and vanilla with notes of dark fruit and red wine. Excellent!!!!
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2011
375 ml bottle.Pours a deep red with a fizzy reddish white head.Nose is cherry and currants.Taste is sour,brett and red wine with some oaky notes.The flavors are so intense and complex in this beer.An absolutley outstanding beer and one of the best sours I’ve come across.I actually prefered this over the Cuvee de Tomme. PhillyCraft (7923) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 Rerate: 07-08 bomber drank with Tomme, Allen, Matt, Tom, and Scott. I was told by the brewer himself that this first batch was very restrained and didnt have any of the sour funkiness that later versions had. He was dead on lots of restrained notes with mostly perfectl balanced dark fruits and rustic grains. 12oz. Pours a ruby dank red with thin head and medium body. Sour cherries, dark fruits, vinous notes of pinot noir. Further notes of oak, cinnamon, and red grapes.Puckery tartness, moderate to light lacing. This beer is becoming one of new favorites from Lost Abbey. Excellent sour ale. TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Thanks to hopdog for opening up this one. Pours a hazy brown with a large foamy off white head. Watch this one gushes. Aroma was floral, oaky, vinous, tart cherries, pie crust and just an amazing nose that is hard to put it all into words. Flavor of tart cherries, light red wine, floral, dark fruits and light citrus notes. Oaky and so smooth! DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle with James and Pat. Pours a red brown with a light head. Aroma is a slight sour with a lot of sweet notes. Taste is very buttery and sour. supremely rounded. finishes clean and begging to be had again. An incredible beer.
Nik925 (800) - USA - FEB 14, 2012
This did not look that great in the glass...hard to hold that against it when it tasted this good. Nice and punchy sour flavors, but definitely a controlled fermentation carefully done...very clean with no off-flavors or aromas. Amazing aroma on this one. A very mellow, almost delicate malt in the base beer. Very light note of the barrel with an even fainter note of the cab that was in it. A sour the way few people can make them. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2008
750ml corked and caged bottle. ***Slow gusher alert. This one didn’t spew, it just slowly kept coming out of the bottle*** Poured a medium and cloudy/muddy brown color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of earthiness, wood, oak, red wine, dark fruits, and grapes. Some funkiness. Tasts of lighter wood, vanilla, dark fruits, and vinous. Smooth and soft body. Nice light sour and tart finish. Damn this one was good and really hit the spot. I wish I had more, I could drink this one every day. jredmond (8644) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2010 Draft at lost abbey with Linh. Pours a hazy brown body with no head or lacing. Aroma is very crazy - both dark fruit and sourness. Mouthfeel is extremely smooth with an interesting combination of tart and dark fruit, mostly raisin. Oak notes as well. patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle. 12.7 oz. Split with and courtesy of my good buddy James. Pours an immaculately clean, fuzzy, sediment ridden dark amber with a slight, tightly-bubbled beige head. Tons of spent, dark yeast around the bottom. Aroma of pungent oak, moist soil, merlot wine grapes, fresh, doughy yeast, vanilla, and a very slight hint of lemon zest. Medium bodied with an inviting, rich, sweet palate; almost creamy. Finishes slightly sour and tart, with a rich swell of oak and vanilla. Excellent executed, perfectly crafted ale. Simply great.