Isabelle Proximus - The Lost Abbey
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5/5 rDev +8.7%
Fresh and up until 2-3 years ago it was an amazing offering from DFH, LA, Allagash, RussiAn River, and Avery. Just well made.
Had my last bottle 2 weeks ago and it didn't hold up as I had hoped. It was good but very "woody" not oak, woody. nonetheless a great beer overall.
08-27-2014 17:21:20 | More by getkrunkhoe
4.71/5 rDev +2.4%
Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color; even after all these years, the carbonation is intact and the beer pours with a nice head that leaves some lacing behind
Smell: Lemon, melon and funk notes
Taste: The lemon elements dominate from the outset, but there is much more underneath, including melon, funk and oak; the acidity is just right, adding a nice sour dimension that never overwhelms
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation and a bit of a pucker
Overall: Waited a long time to open this one and it is amazing how well it is drinking after six years in my cellar; one of the best sours I have ever tasted
05-26-2014 20:21:23 | More by brentk56
4.78/5 rDev +3.9%
A - Hazy, golden yellow, not really any head to speak of. It's hard to describe, but it just looked delicious.
S - Awesome, even after all these years. Super fruity, surprisingly so. Smells quite tart and a bit funky.
T - Follows the smell really nicely. Really makes your mouth water with a great level of tartness, and the fruitiness and slight funk.
M - Still perfectly carbed, super smooth on the way down.
O - With beers like this, it's always hard to justify the cost. I'm just glad this lived up to the hype for me. I think this is possibly the best non-fruited sour I've had, and a toss up for the best overall sour I've had. Definitely beats Cable Car, DDG, Beat, and rivals Crianza, which are my other favorites to date. Overall, it's a really impressive wild ale.
04-27-2014 20:57:40 | More by nrs207
4.2/5 rDev -8.7%
Brought over by rvdoorn last weekend. Never thought I'd see this one, so a big cheers for the gesture man.
From a 75cl bottle into a small wine glass
APPEARANCE: Pours a small white head that quickly recedes to a ring. Lighter gamboge in color, hazy, with no carbonation evident. This one looks rather flat by the end though, as no head sticks around at all.
SMELL: Acidity, lemon tartness and light melon notes up front. Citrus aromas with fruity and acidic sourness for the most part. Really well balanced and forthcoming. Great.
TASTE: Lemon sourness up front with hay, some acidity and melon sweetness at the swallow. Fruity sweetness, lemon citrus sourness, notes of lime and a light acidity comes and goes rather quickly on the finish. Really nice, with a dry but flavorful finish. Great stuff, though a touch too dry at the finish perhaps.
PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes dry. A touch puckering perhaps, but relatively crisp.
OVERALL: This was really nice. The nose is a bit more impressive than the flavors as the aftertaste is a touch too dry for my liking, but nevertheless, this is an excellent wild that was very much enjoyed by the whole group. Some really nice flavors with a good feel on this one as well. Thanks again rvdoorn. This was a surprisingly good one.
02-28-2014 16:49:17 | More by Jeffo
Isabelle Proximus from The Lost Abbey
100 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.