golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - OCT 2, 2008
bottle. very nice pour, yellow gold with a little white head. aroma is grainy, a little banana, some biscuity malt. flavor is the same, not much to it, and somewhat dry and biscuity, some citrus... only a hint of sweetness. Enniskillen (2051) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Gold with a nice white head. Aroma is light yeast, wheat, orange peel, citrus. Taste is a mild wheat, light citrus, honey. emacgee (4674) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Pours a bright cloudy golden orange with a one finger creamy white head. The nose has some funk, citrusy, orange peel, honey, sour wheat, terroir, spicy. The flavor is citrusy, orange peel, spicy, lemongrass, sour wheat, honey comes through, shows more of a citrus peel hop profile as it warms. Smooth easy going crisp mouthfeel. An interesting if not atypical representation of the style. There are better out there. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 29, 2008
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
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
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 (15093) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 27, 2008
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
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 (7661) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2008
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
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.