Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Courtesy of JRedmond for my 25th. This sucker is unreal... lemon, citrus, and herbal earthy tea notes. All coupled with a tart ripe and bubble world class saison foundation. Loved this. patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Lost Abbey DInner 2011 at Monk’s Cafe. Pours bright, yet hazy yellow with a thick, aromatic off-white head. Tightly bubbled and tight white lacing. Aroma of fresh lemon, chamomaile tea, fresh jasmine, funky brett, wet soil, pepper, and hints of lavender and hibiscus. Medium bodied with a tight, tart, tangy mouthfeel. Chamomile and lemon juice flavors swirl upon the tongue and swell in the acidic, cuttting finish. This sour ale is amzingly unqiue, tasty, and drinkbled. Amazing sour ale. jredmond (8517) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2011 Bottle split at lost abbey with Linh. Pours a bright, thickly hazy yellow body with aggressive carbonation and insane lacing all over the sides of my glass. Aroma is ridiculous - funky, citrus, peppery, lemon, apricot, peach, herbal tea, and light wheat. Mouthfeel is carbonated and complex with notes of lemon, funk, oak, tart apricot, and sour fruit. egajdzis (6693) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Hazy blonde color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, wood, leather, spices, vanilla, and some citrus. Taste of citrus, vanilla, toffee malts, wood, faint spices, and a tart finish. dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - APR 17, 2012
Bottle shared with friends. Thanks to Sean for hooking me up with this bottle. Color had tones of yellowish gold with a thin bubbly head. A lot of lemon citrus and zest in the aroma, swiftly followed by sour funk. Good tartness in the flavor, cheeks puckered with joy. Great beer!
CaraCurtis (117) - Nevada, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Fruity and full of sweet flavors upfront. This seems to take an immediate turn to a dry, leathery and more barnyard aroma. This beer is opaque and to me impressive. Orange, white head, lasting frothy head. It is bubbly upfront, minimal lingering with some aspects, while longer lingerings of a few of other characteristics. As it warms, the bite/sourness comes present. hayduke (5619) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Wow. The line-up of all those Varitas in a vertical at the RBSG Grand Tasting by Jared was unreal. They were all good but this one was amazing. Poured a slightly cloudy gold color with a wisp of a white head. Nose is a huge aroma of funk and fermented fruit. Body is bold and mouthfeel lively. Flavor is a wonderful funk and they is a long dry funky and earthy finish. Did I mention funK? PhillyCraft (7720) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Bottle at the Lost Abbey Dinner, Pour is yellow-blonde, very small and thick head, decent lacing. Strong aromas of lemon zest, brett, cirtrus haze and an earthy black tea infused barnyard funk. Some oakiness in taste with very soft mouthfeel. Great Sour from Tomme Arthur. otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Appearance: cloudy with dregs. Bottle is a slow bubbler but not a full-blown gusher. Thicker along the edges with bubbles and whipped foam. Cloudy orange with a soft glow.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Nose: soured, funked, woody, and dry leather. Lemon and white grapefruit. Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio grapes, skins especially. More must, leather, and now with some oak. Tannic.
Palate: zazow! And yum! Parched puckered mouth is instantaneous. Lemon ice – the real deal too, homemade without any sugar. Lemon and white grapefruits freshly sliced and peeled, leaving behind the inner meat and pith. Raw fresh leather, dust, white oak shavings. Grabs back sides of cheeks and doesn’t let go. Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio in the middle, oaked please. Titillating tannic dryness – skins, woods, leather.
Final Thoughts: as expected, this beer did not disappoint. I am a self-proclaimed fanatic for these kinds of beers. A true delight.
Rating #1500 - BIG thanks to Tomme for this!. shared 750ml bottle at Port / Lost Abbey on 7/3/11. deep golden pour with a 3 finger white head. oak nose with a very pleasing sourness with layers of light fruit. medium body with an almost perfect level of tartness throughout. light fruit and light oak linger throughout the mouth. smooth and well carbonated. finishes tart with a creamy lactic acid coating. green grapes, apple and light citrus notes appear.