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Isabelle Proximus - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

394 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 394
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 7.41%
Wants: 826
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 05-22-2008)
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Reviews by Jeffo:
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.2/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
November 2006

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 16:49:17 | More by Jeffo
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Smell: Lemon, melon and funk notes

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Isabelle Proximus from The Lost Abbey
100 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.