kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle. Pours a clear, bright medium honey color; thin white head with patchy lacing. Honeyed sweetness, white pepper, and light amounts of spice in the aroma; slightly sweet, with a basic yeast character. Medium mouthfeel: chewy, slightly sticky honey upfront, buttressed by pepper, coriander, and some light mineral bitterness; a touch of a metallic note that quickly fades; decent profile, but not nearly as sessionable and crisp as one would like to see from a wit. Medium finish: breadiness, toast, and honey; ends slightly sweet with light spicing.
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled poured into a Duvel tulip. Very cloudy, pale pour with a nice head. Aroma is very dry, grainy, barley, a touch of spice. Pretty dull. Flavor has a pretty light flavor though heavy body, just a touch of bitter grapefruit in the finish, likely from the zest. It is very minor. A well made beer, it just doesn’t show any flavors particularly strongly, and is kind of dull. And the Lost Abbey yeast, as always, really bogs down the beer.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle, purchased at Windmill Farms. Nice hazy light golden color. Spicy, fruity and very citrusy. This is dangeroursly drinkable. Very nice on a hot day.
bhensonb (14751) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from San Diego Drug. Hazy light gold color with a creamy white head. Aromas of spice, coriander and citrus. Near medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor has some banana!, some wood, some citrus zest, or coriander. Finish is pretty dull - which is not a bad thing. A little astringent. A subdued superb wit. There’s a spritely sweet note that threads throughout.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a mildly hazy golden in color and even with a vigorous pour only elicited a minor head that faded rather quickly. At first the nose gave off clear aromas of bubblegum, yeast and spice but after just a couple minutes became restrained. In the mouth it was on the light and watery side lacking flavor. The palate was lacking punch and flavor and unfortunately didn’t come off any better than a mild lager. A dissappoint in that I’ve come to expect a lot out of Lost Abbey.
Ernest (7553) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy dark amber, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (mold, cobwebs), with light notes of plastic, lemon zest, pepper, and coriander.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Kinda sad. The aroma is passable but has some plastic problems and just isn’t that interesting. Bland in the mouth experience, and not much to look at. A depressing beer.
valpoaj (742) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Pours a very clear, highly carbonated golden color with a thin white head (appears from other reviews that the carbonation varies greatly) Aroma is, well, odd...decent level of wheat, a hint of honey, a hint of skunk, very light on the spice, and almost want to say corn...very pale lagerish and disappointing considering the source. Flavor is very similar...decent level of wheat, some corn like flavors, and a fairly heavy dose of bubblegum. I understand the desire to make a variation on the traditional Wit style, but this just isn’t working. Highly carbonated, yet thin and watery at the same time, and a very low level of drinkability when compared to other Witbiers. I’m a big fan of Lost Abbey as a brewery...but this was a huge disappointment. I can’t help but think this is getting a few ticks higher due to the brewery name, so go ahead and bash my rating, but this was simply not a good beer.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from Capone’s (Norristown, PA). Pours golden yellow, topped with a small white head. Aroma of wheat esters, lemon, honey, and some mild spice. Flavor is primarily wheat, with citrus and spice, honey, malt, and mild hops. Good white.
GMCC2181 (1606) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by swolf3. I knew soon as I popped the top off it would be a weak beer..No carbonation build up at all. Typical cloudy yellow color, not much head. Aroma of spices. Taste was a weak witbier. Wheat, spices, sweet malt and a banana. Thin/watery for a witbier, just wasnt a fan of it to be honest. Not bad just not good. Thanks wolf for sharing!
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Thanks to Superdave22. Poured cloudy yellow in color with small white white head. Aroma is wheat, yeast, and spices. Flavor is citrus, spices, and wheat. FInished smooth.