ffaoe (1006) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2018 jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unassuming, indeed. This beer sports a husky golden hue in the glass, with a bouquet of grass, hay, pinecone and dusty trail. Long and robust palate; hops a-plenty. Gorgeous beer.
Light malt aroma. Gold and clear in color with nice long lasting head. Taste is light but balanced koleminer20 (4171) - 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 (2221) - 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 (3966) - 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 (1129) - 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 (1998) - 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... klm1 (1918) - Bled/SF, - OCT 6, 2017
Pours hazy golden with lasting foamy whitw head. Aroma: pale malt, mild grain, yeasts, fruity esters, spicy, citrusy hop profile. Flavor follows aroma. Very dry finish, slight bitter, smooth texture, medium carbonation, medium bodied nihtila (3998) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Clear golden. Nose is sweet yeast, orange peel, light spicy. Tastes bitter dry malty, fruits, yeast, zest. superspak (6200) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2017
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but was just released locally. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, lemon, orange, grapefruit, melon, red apple, white grape, citrus peel, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, biscuit, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, lemon, orange, grapefruit, melon, red apple, white grape, citrus peel, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, biscuit, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderately peppery yeast spiciness and light-moderate herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, lemon, orange, grapefruit, melon, red apple, white grape, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, biscuit, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and no astringent hop/yeast flavors after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, fairly crisp, and slightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.3%. Overall this is an excellent Belgian pale ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink; with the modestly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Really great mix of Belgian yeast complexity; with balanced bready malt and noble hops. A little too much on the bitter side for a true BPA, but it's not overdone. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example otherwise.