jake65 (3978) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Bottle: Instant aroma of sour. Very sweet and tart smell. Very dark brown pour with a modest tan head. Sort of fizzy in appearance. More sweet and tart pucker smells. Taste is full of tart and a little candied fruit. A sense of barrel aged notes, yet very little sweetness. Still a top tier brew, but I think I prefer the Cuvee de Tomme over this one. Thanks to my cousin Seth for sharing this special brew! emacgee (4697) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Thanks sam for sharing. Only got to try a small sample of this. Looked hazy reddish brown with a creamy tan head. The nose seemed very tart, lightly acidic, some cherry in there, oaky, lightly sweet. The flavor is similar, tart but not bitingly acidic, lightly fruity, cherry, oak, tart vanilla. Very nice, wish I had a bigger sample! TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2008 Bottle. Pours a dark, muddy, reddish brown with a nice tan head. Nose is heavy on the cherries, a bit oak, complex malts, a bit of funk. Flavor has a lot of cherry, some light funkiness, and oak. Smooth and so easy to drink. Another awesome beer from Lost Abbey. footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Lost Abbey is killing the top 50 after the RBSG. Although it looked like the flood water that ravaged the upper midwest this summer the similarities stopped right there. Is was sour alright, but sour what? Soured candy? Soured candy that happens to be a blend of holiday spices and late fall fruit. Mad scientist is what he is. IrishBoy (4224) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 8, 2008
375ml Bottle from the Sinners Club; Rating #2100! Nose is Nose is light tartness and funkiness, cherries, Belgian style spiciness, a hint of oakiness, and licorice; lots of aromas; I wonder what the actual blend is; murky dark brown with a medium, glass-lacing cinnamon tan head; flavor is light tartness, brown sugar, cherries, some woodiness, spiciness, and a tart finish.
hopscotch (11175) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Bottle… RBSG ‘08… This beer rocks!… Very dark ale (burnt orange when held up to the sun) with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. Vinous, acidic nose provides notes of red wine, brown sugar and just good ol’ Flanders bretty tartness. Full-bodied with medium carbonation. Well-balanced, although the acidity does work its way to the forefront. Very tangy, fruity and vinous with notations of black cherries and reserved alcohol. Finishes sweet and tart and winds up dry. Fantastic example of the style… Flanders Red, I assume! yespr (46530) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2009 37.5 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a lacing tan head. Aroma is dry and slight tart cherry. Mild wooden, liqourice spiced and cherry fruity. Nice tart mix with a lingering flavour and the liqourice beneath. Ends dry and cherryish flavoured. Stunning!9-4-9-4-18=4.4hapjydeuce (1001) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
From bottle, blind #28. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Distinct acidic and fruity from a distance. Dense fruity and acetone base aroma. Acidic, roasted malt, fruity and distinct acetone flavoured. Dry and yet smooth acetone flavoured into the far finish. ÆLasting berry fruity impression beyond the finish.8-3-8-3-16=3.8
RBSG ’08. Sampled from the bottle during the Lost Abbey tasting. Awesome to see that they broke this out for the crowd. Aroma of brown sugar, toffee, some funk and a light, flowery acetic tone. Deep brown color with light beige head. Nutmeg, cocoa and cherry in the flavor. Noticeable earthy oak barrel character once the flavor fades. Interesting profile; reminded me of a Red Poppy / Cuvee de Tomme hybrid of some sort. Refreshing tartness, easy to drink. Very tasty. gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2008
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Big tasting at Lost Abbey. Pours a ruddy reddish coffee color, with a thin layer of tan head and small traces of creamy lacing. Tart nose, toaster strudel-like. Cinnamon, cherry pie, and very spicy overall. Flavors are really spicy. Tart cherries, nutmeg, cinnamon. Really good. Nice tart finish that’s just great. Very easy to drink, too.
Dark ruddy pour with no head. Nose is excellent with fruit and oak, as is the flavor. Clean dry finish.