Lost Abbey Brouwers Imagination Ale 2009

 
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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
34% ale brewed with honey, raisins and rosemary and aged in bourbon barrels 33% ale aged in bourbon barrels 33% ale with raisins and aged in wine barrels
In July of 2009, the Matts and a couple of the guys flew down from Seattle to tour our hallowed halls in San Marcos, CA. In our barrel room they were drawn to brandy barrels of Angel’s Share, port barrels of Serpent’s Stout and red wine barrels of Gift of the Magi with brett. There were others, but as with all blends, it’s best to leave some things to the imagination (or the taste buds for that matter).

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3.9
redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Dark cherries on the nose with mint, very herbal aromas with oak notes as well. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Tart and creamy with wine-like flavors and hints of milk chocolate. The flavor is very spicy and funky with a very dry finish. Excellent!

4.1
Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - AUG 25, 2013
750 ml bottle opened to celebrate the completion of my PhD. Gusher, but we didn’t lose much of it thanks to some quick thinking. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is prunes, figs, dark fruit, mixed with honey and wine. Taste follows, with a hint of some kind of spiciness in there as well. Nice mix of rich, dark sweet fruits with a pleasant sourness. Full body with lively carbonation. One heck of a fine beer.

4.2
oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 12, 2010
The cork exploded and left a massive stain on my ceiling. It was a fucking riot. The aroma is dank brett and huge dark fruit. Acetic acid and earth follow closely. Nectar fruit comes in as a backnote. The flavor is tart as dong with massive sour notes and a huge funken note. Raison, plum honey, and horse nuts prevail. The palate is highly effervescent with a attenuated and smackingly dry mouthfeel. Really amazing shit.

3.7
neepsntatties (2041) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Had some of this recently thanks to, "hannont". Colour... dark brown with a thick head. Nose... highly acetic and citric with hints of cola sirop. Palate... bursting with CO2! Next up, sour cola, moderate bitterness, dried stone fruits, apple skin and a long sweet-tart finish.

4
DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Bottle sample. Dark reddish brown pour, some carbonation and an aroma of tart red grapes. Flavor is bittersweet white grapes, good effervescence, slightly boozy and good and tart on the finish. Great beer, although it tasted nothing like the original beers in this blend.

3.5
Styles (2016) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Courtesy of Brewdan. Brownish, no head, flat. Aroma has a decent acetone character, not much else. Flavor much the same. Pretty much one dimensional. Not their best offering.

3.8
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle from After4Ever. Sneaky gusher with a huge off white rocky head. Eventually recedes but a solid fingers worth remains. nose is musty and dry with some candied sugar notes. Palate is very fizzy and pretty bold, nice and dry with a sweet, juicy after taste. Quite chewy as well. Lots of plummy fruit notes and some cherries are quite present as well.

3.9
wetherel (1888) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Bottle from Javier. Sweeet! Cherries. Huge carbonation. Reminds me of Veritas 006. Medium bubbles. Light sourness. Malty. Dark color. Pretty good.

3.7
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2009
On tap at Brouwer’s Big Wood 09. Deep dark brown pour, with a smallish tan head. Lots of fruit - tart citrus and peaches meet darker malts and a cola note with some cherries. An almost roasty (baked?) malt contingent pounds back what would otherwise be very sour. Like a mix of cherry coke with La Folie.

3.5
ACHops (1638) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On tap @ Bottleworks, listed as Lost Abbey Brouwers #2. Pours watery brown with extremely thin fizzy head. Nose is sharply tart earthy sour. Taste is cranberry-like sour flavor and rather thin body. Hard to see how there is 9.5% abv here. This may have spent too long in the cellar. None of the barrel-aged notes you’d expect given the beers that went into this and a really disappointingly light body with the Serpents in there.


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