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Review by seaoflament on 04/26/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 11 18 4 8 2008
Pours a ripe golden orange color with a good inch of foam that quickly begins to trickle down. The head settles to a thin layer but a quick little stir and you’re back to a good half inch of head that sticks around for a few moments.

Aroma is very fruity with grapefruit, orange, tart cherries, peach, yeast and spices. There’s a lot going on in this one but somehow it comes out well blended together. The spices, fruit and malt complement each other very well. Slight funky aromas linger in the background, very earthy too. As it warms up the toast and bread aromas begin to take a stronger role and there is some honey or orange blossom honey too. I really like the aroma of this beer.

Tastes of bitter citrus, then yeast and spices, some tartness and finishes with bready malt and more spices. A little bit of alcohol heat in the back of the throat. Brett seems to start to show itself in the middle and the finish, a little tart and funk. There’s also a taste of flowers or rosemary in the finish and aftertaste, a little strong but interesting nonetheless. Somehow it’s too bitter and dry in the finish with a combination of bitter citrus, bitter flowers and the brett. Hmm, the bitterness does tone down as it warms up and becomes much more pleasant, so I’m actually giving this a little more points.

Pretty well carbonated, a touch too aggressive maybe but still decent.

I’ve wanted to try this one since it came out but since it was bottle conditioned with Brett I decided to sit on it for a few months to let that do its work. I think it could still use a couple of more months to tone down the spices.

Served In: Tulip

Review by tangfoot on 03/20/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 11 17 5 9 2008
Lovely golden, with a frothy head. Later pours produce a robust cloudiness that is just a beautiful thing to see.

My first impression of the smell was "oh, brettamonyces, how I've missed thee". Certainly not overpowering, but present. Also a little spiciness.

The taste is wonderful. It's an amazing collection of velvety drinkability and wonderfully concocted flavors...and more adjectives.

Fairly serious thick beer going on here. Damn.

Maybe it's just that I haven't had a Lost Abbey beer in a while, but I'm really impressed tonight. Very, very good beer.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Westside Threat on 02/24/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 10 18 5 9 2008
A: The carbonation is through the roof. 80% of the glass is dominated by thick and creamy oatmeal colored bubbles. The actual beer is pristine ember color with loads of micro bubbles forming from the bottom of the glass.

S: Fresh and funky. Lots of dried hay, cotton, grass clippings, lemon juice, peach, apricot and spicy hops.

T: Initial response by the tongue is tons of brett and other uber funky flavors. So much peach yogurt, apricot and marmalade its ridiculous. Little bit of green bell pepper, honeysuckle, clover honey and a really dry biscuits take the second wave. Then after the swallow, the really spicy saison personality sets in and leaves most of the funky flavors behind…but not all of them. Alcohol is a bit strong for my tastes, I would prefer it was dialed down a bit. A good base of bitterness hits the back sides oft the tongue but leaves as quickly as it started.

M: Thick and full. Probably the thickest non dark beer I’ve had.

D: Stunning and superb. I really enjoyed this beer and stoked I have more bottles in the cellar to see how it ages. And it can only get better.

PS, I wish we had decimals (or odd numbers if you will).

Served In: Tulip

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