50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2011 Bottle shared at the LCBS 10. Even in this stellar line up, YB was one of the stunners. Big peach and tart fruit aromas burst out of the golden colored ale. YB lives up to the hype! In my opinion this smooth devil is really a wild ale and is delightfully lacking in the sour department. The taste is crisp with ripe peaches, tart fruit, and light funk caressing the old cake hole.. Outstanding.... StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Bottle at Lost Abbey RBSG. This was the Gold medal winner of the tasting at LA in my eyes. Poured a light yellow with a small white head. The aroma was magnificently complex with funk, peaches, sour grapes and spicy oak. The taste was well balanced and overtly sour with sweet ripe peaches playing a strong supporting role. Rounding out the sides were sour grapes, oak, chardonnay, and tart apples. The mouthfeel was full, silky smooth and malty. The finish was long with peaches and funk playing a sweet and sour dance on my tongue. Overall: This is my favorite sour so far to date. RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Peach aromas as well as tropical fruits explode out of the glass. The beer is bracingly acidic, but with a round, pureed peaches and nectar mouthfeel that is very, very near perfection. hapjydeuce (1001) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
RBSG ’08. Sampled from unlabeled bottles at the Lost Abbey tasting. I was stoked to see Tomme break this one out for this special event. An awesome brew created out of pure experimentation. Clear yellow color with a medium white head and some carbonation. Big nose of sour oak wood, white grape, peach, pear and sweet lemon drop with a balanced yeast funk of wet hay and soil. The decadent flavor transitions between tart brett yeast acidity and more lemon citrus. The addition of white peaches really shines on the finish. Notes of old oak and fresh peach linger on the palate with a big tartness. Everything is extremely balanced and blended. Superbly drinkable and unique. I think this might be my favorite sour. Yep, it is. Holy hell! fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2008
22oz, unmarked bottle thanks to toncatcher for sharing. Most definitley my favorite Lost Abbey beer to date. Tart aromas of mango and apricot and pineapple and lots of peaches. Flavor was similar and very tart. Mostly peach, but also some Apple and cherry and everything sour. Ii love love love this beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Bottle shared by Tertons, thanks Nelson. Pours a hazy golden yellow body with a thin whit lacing. Citric with tart peaches, tangy pineapple and hints of lemon. A dry brett character and a nice sour grape and light woodiness. Tart with hints of balsamic. This beer is phenomenal. 4.7+ per my notes. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Rating #2500. what a treat to try his one. Cloudy golden yellow pour. White head. Aroma is sour but enticingly fruity. The peaches are noticeable as you inhale the aroma over and over. Nice funk in the nose too. Flavor is sour, very sour but this beer is so complex. Soft in the mouth but tingly with little bubbles. Sour, funk, peach, tart apricot, woody notes and more of that damn fine sourness!! Great beer. Really great!!! Maltzilla (38) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2010
WOW! Am I actually reviewing this beer? Well, very fortunate to have shared this one with friends this past weekend.
Poured into a large cognac snifter. The pour issued forth a hazy gold liquid, which held up a fluffy, meringue head at the end -about an inch thick- as if it were Atlas lifting the globe. Yes, I gave it a 5 in appearance.
The smell was wonderful, tart, sweet and ripe fruit. Some of the famed peach notes off in the back, but a lot of great spiciness too. Maybe a little cardamom?
Taste was massive. I definitely got a lot more peaches once I took the first sip. And from there it was a damned fruit-fest; got a little dried apricot, some traditional saison-type spice, sweet macintosh apple even.
Mouthfeel & Drinkability I think were superb. This is a very well-rounded flavor with a lot of layers, but its also subtle enough and refreshing that you will be tempted to immediately go for a refill. Well, that and the fact that you’re splitting a YELLOW BUS & you sure as heck want more than just one sip. cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2010 My 500th review and a very special one. Thanks to Frank for sharing this as well as Kevin and Jeremy for the awesome tasting!
A-pours a hazy golden yellow in color with a creamy white head.
S-wow, what a nose! the peach is still very much present and tons of unripened peach hit hard. notes of yeast lie behind with some funkiness underneath. more peach tartness in the back.
T-what a beautiful flavor. soft peaches caress the taste buds. this isn’t sweet, the tartness is very light but present. the yeast is there in the middle, hints of lemon behind with a touch of acidity in the back.
M-smooth and creamy on the palate with a perfect amount of carbonation to hold the body throughout and give it a crisp, slightly dry finish.
D-the peach flavor is so soft but so tasty with the perfect balance of yeasty flavors to add complexity. so simple but so well done! Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
Very interesting story behind these acquisition of YB. Id like to give a big thank you to Tomme and David for authenticating my bottles. They went way out of their way to help me and it is much appreciated
A- Poured from a Tomme Arthur hand signed bottle. Beautiful apricot color with a light ring of head.
N- Peach, peach, peach.... drank next to V004/V010 and the peach in YB was more prominent. Sour notes of vinegar probably from the age. Brett and moldy peach funk
T- Fresh ripe peach as though they were picked yesterday, sour peach skins, light vinegar and brett. moderate funk, with incredibly well balanced sweet/tart characteristics. Peach e o’s come to mind
M- smooth with very light carbonation.
O- The best peach sour i have ever had...hands down... My wife drank most of my pour not realizing how rare the yellow bus is. Big thanks to Mark for letting me drink pretty much half of his glass.