blipp (9929) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 20, 2018 harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice golden with a soild quilt of creamy, tortuous head. Smells of grain, yeast, a little clove and vine, simple nose. Flavor is grain, metal, some botanicals, a little yeast, a little something I can’t put my finger on but I like. Medium bodied with soft carb and a wet finish. I like. I would like more in a 12oz bottle for $2 each ish.
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. A bit of a spicy yeasty base, lighter flowery and herbal notes, mild bitterness, and a balanced finish. Pretty good. ciocanelu (3112) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JAN 18, 2018
Slightly hazy golden color. Aroma has belgian yeast esters with grassy and floral notes. Taste is yeasty with slightly sweet grains, more grassy and hoppy on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Balanced and easy drinking. RickFifty (1461) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2018
Golden color, white head. Fruity nose, apple, yeast, complex. Fruity taste, light malty, phenols, grass, dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. ffaoe (1017) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2018
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Light malt aroma. Gold and clear in color with nice long lasting head. Taste is light but balanced koleminer20 (4176) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2017
750 mL bottle shared by ebone1988. The pour is a darker golden orange with a thicker white head and a pretty good bit of lace as it falls down. The aroma is full of a little spicy yeast. The lemongrass zones through real strong and there is a light malt underneath it. An earthy hop opens up and finishes a little sweeter. The flavor is sweet lemongrass and a lighter spicy malt and kiss of yeast. The light bitterness grows from a lighter hop, but this is not bad. The mouth feel is medium to light bodied with a sharper carbonation and a lingeringly sweet lemongrass and spicy yeast. This isn’t too bad. 7 4 6 4 15
ebone1988 (2237) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is dry, pine hoppy, dusty, funk, yeast, mild clove, ok. Appearance is amber golden, light tan head, unclear. Taste is dusty, pine, citrus, barnyard, lemongrass, somewhat bitter, yeast, funk, good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, pine citrus hoppy yeast wheat dry aftertaste. Overall, this one is quite solid. alobar (3970) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2017
Hazy yellow pour with aroma of fruit, yeast, and spice. Fruit sweetness with spice, yeast, and a hint of funk. Dry finish. Very good beer! ZacM612 (869) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2017 Draft at Barleymash in San Diego. Cloudy amber with a lightly lacing head. Belgian yeast and spice aroma with a wheaty character and a slightly Brett finish. ABS (1134) - Stokke, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2017
Bottle at Rickfifty's. Pours amber. Foamy, white head. Hop, resin, pine, apple. Light bitterness. Some sweetness. Tart. Medium body and carbonation. Bill Becker (2010) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017
From Nov 2007
his beer pours from 750ml caged and corked bottle a hazy light gold with another 2 finger head of foam(typical for Lost Abbey brews?) and lots of nice lacing. It looks so nice in my New Belgium chalice.
The smell is fruity and yeasty and there's some funk there as well.
The taste is complex. Lots of funk with peppery notes, a very pronounced hop bitterness, some malt sweetness in the background, and a tiny bit of sourness. It has a medium body and the carbonation is also medium. It finishes bitter and that dominates the aftertaste. This son of a gun, overall, is very bitter. Bitter in a way that say, La Folie is sour. It just dominates my taste buds and almost becomes one dimensional but I just can't help taking further sips. Good drinkability here? More than good.It kind of reminds me of De Ranke XXX only with more bitterness. It's like I'm drinking hop juice. I kid you not. Some may think this goes over the top and I *could* understand where they are coming from. For me, it's a hoppy delight though it should be consumed in moderation lest your taste buds be overwhelmed for a longer period of time than you wished. I favour it and recommend it. Only those adventurous need apply...