Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Hazy yellow with a foamy white head. Very enticing nose -- sweet and yeasty. Mouthfeel is smooth and full. Light grains and faint honey. Interesting aromas such as wildflowers, honeysuckle, lemongrass, freshly cut wheat, white pepper, and roasted vanilla beans. Sweetness was mild and it quickly faded away into a buttercup-like dryness. Alcohol was hidden well, although the throat did become warm. In the finish, an interesting sourness surfaces gently here and there, adding interest. I yearned for a bit more sweetness and/or malt presence/depth, but otherwise it was an enjoyable beer. BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2008
a gold color with a massive head. Yeast and spices on the aroma and in the body. Light hops in the body with a very dry mouthfeel and finish. HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle. Pours with a yellow color and some haze. Medium size head.Great aroams of yeast, spices and dough. Wonderfully balanced with a great hop flavor profile, some banana and citrus as well as a spicy finish. Very well done. Hides the alcohol really well to. tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2008
750ml bottle. Yeast heavy aroma with bananas and white pepper being at the fore. Some slightly musty sharp cheddar notes, bread crust, pear meat and a random amalgam of undefinable spices. Hop profile seems a tad musty and aged. Pours a brilliant, slightly hazed copper with tiny bubbles rising to meet a very thin bright white head. Flavor is moderatly malty, some hints of candy sugar with plenty of clovey and spicy yeast esters. Banana and pear, slightly floral with nary a hint of the 8.5%. Yeast pour brings out a bubblegum like sweetness and a slight musty dryness. Close to full bodied with excellent carbonation leading to a slightly spicy, but mostly dry finish. Decent, but far from my favorite Lost Abbey brew. Thanks Mike! jake65 (3695) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Bottle: Pours a dusty blonde with a large, creamy off-white head. Aroma is mild of malt and grass. A bit sweet, yet not overly so. Flavor is subtle Belgian spices with a floral and malt medley. Not real definitive in one direction. Very drinkable, almost too drinkable. If this is the beer served in Hell, I’d soon grow weary of Satan’s underachieving ale.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Bottle: Pours a golden color, light pop on the cork, light head and lacing. The nose is grassy with bright yeast esters and citrus. Fairly up front, light alcohol. Low yeast or fruit complexities in the flavor with a nice chewy body and a creamy balanced tail. Nice overall hop balance with the belgian spice but it doesn’t seem as great as Lost Abbey is capable. fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2008
750 ml bottle opened while camping. Nice sweet bread aromas with much fruitiness. Flavor was hoppier than I had expected with a lot of citrus and a very tasty yeasty finish. Pretty good stuff. Ernest (7696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs, basement), with light notes of gum, pepper, lemon zest, and chemical/plastic.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety/oily texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Similar to the Devotion, this has some artificially sweetened chewing gum resemblance in both the nose and mouth. Lasting saccharine sweetness makes it less enjoyable with each sip. Nice other than that, but I have to say these two samples are not boding well for the rest of the line that just arrived in Colorado. Praetorian (86) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 12, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2008 golden in color with an average sized off white head with minimal lacing. The aroma is of hay, spices, apples, yeast and cedar. The flavor is of apples, spices and hay with a strong overtone of yeast-slightly like a hefferwizen. The second half of the bottle was much yeastier than the first. The texture was syrupy. I’d say it’s a good belgian ale with a good flavor and a good kick, but not quite my style. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2008
750ml bottle. A bready belgian yeast aroma. Gold body with white head. Had a fruity peach flavor along with some dry rye bitter. Left the palate little dry.