Ad Idem
The Lost Abbey

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Wild Ale
Ranked #136
Ranked #1,615
4.34 | pDev: 6.68%
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
Ad IdemAd Idem
Notes: Collaboration with Wicked Weed Brewing

Barrel-aged sour blonde
Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 91 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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VABA from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a light amber golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has very pleasant peach hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a very pleasant peach and sour flavor
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A very good American Wild Ale

Nov 03, 2019
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Ciocanelu from Romania

3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden color with a bit of foam. Aroma has light brett funk and unripe stonefruits. Taste is tart and acidic with unripe stonefruits, lemon but also aspirin on the finish. Light body, medium plus carbonation. Dry and refreshing but a bit too medicinal.

May 09, 2018
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Lost Abbey Teku. Acquired in a trade.

Pours a clear-ish sunshine yellow body at first but is pretty hazy on the last pour as the sediment is disturbed.

Aromas of peach and a definite tartness, oak and grain in the back seat.

On the tongue is a light-to-medium tartness balanced by subtle but ever present sour peach notes, not super dry with a tad bit of sweetness. Follow through is quenching and crisp, finished by a light stone fruit flavor. Very refreshing on the tongue with medium-
High carbonation and an easy crispness that begs for another sip.

Overall an extremely balanced sour peach ale. Went perfectly with this hot summer day.

Aug 21, 2017
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Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had from a 750ml bottle at the lost abbey brewery. This is a brilliant collaboration of styles between lost abbey and wicked weed that brought out the best from each. Tart with peach flavor on the back of the palette to finish out. Well made and well balanced.

May 21, 2017
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Shaken from Alaska

4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm a sour beer fan, so this beer came in remarkably high in scoring.
Brett was mild enough to enjoy the overall taste and aroma.
Well done, Brewers!!

May 04, 2017
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Lochnessmonster from Florida

4.66/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Almost worth the $42 price tag...but damn my bank is now broken! But how could I resist a collab between two of my favorite breweries?? And it did not disappoint. Sadly though, unless they come out with maybe a 12 ounce option, this is a one-and-done for me.

Apr 28, 2017
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured out a slightly hazy, light orange color with a small white head. It smelled of peach and a little bit of oak. Nice sweet peach flavor with a touch of tartness. Good balance.

Apr 27, 2017
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. corked and caged bottle purchased at Appalachian Vinter, Asheville, NC
Served in a tulip

Hazy, burnished straw yellow appearance. The liquid was topped by a surprisingly small cap of bubbly froth that transformed into a thin ringlet. Spotty drops of lacing trickled down the glass.

The nose was very bretty and tart. Lots of must and funk. Some plastic-y, BAND-AID-like notes came through as well. Moderately fruity. Good dose of underripe peach and apricot. Wheaty. A bit lemony and acidic. The funk intensified throughout the session.

The flavor profile was similar to the nose and just as impressive. Big stone fruit notes up front. Quite peachy. Bit of apricot too. Nice amount of sweetness. The beer turned tart and wheaty in the center. More peach and apricot came through as well. Touch of damp earth. Subtle white wine notes. The beer finished with a good dose lemony tartness and a hint of lingering funk.

The mouthfeel was super crisp and light. Frothy and fluffy on the palate. The liquid contained a super fine, zippy effervescence that dissipated rather quickly.

Ad Idem is a really interesting and well balanced American wild ale that uses peaches as merely an accent to an already terrific base beer. While I question this beer's extraordinary price point ($42 for a 750 ml bottle), I am glad I grabbed a bottle while vacationing in Asheville this past summer.

Nov 26, 2016
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a fairly hazy goldenstraw color; the head starts out modest and then fades away rather quickly; some spots of lacing

Smell: Peaches, funk and lactic sour tones; considerable oak in the aroma, as well

Taste: Lactic peach, up front, with funk and oak developing, through the middle; the lemony tartness builds, after the swallow, bringing a surprisingly sour finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation; quite puckery

Overall: A little disappointing in the mouthfeel, this beer makes up for that, and then some, with the deft balancing act between the Brett and Lacto

Oct 05, 2016
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip. A clear golden straw color with a modest white head. The foam retreated and left a wispy white cap. The nose showed ripe peaches, oak, funk, and a lemony tartness. The taste followed the nose, with peaches, prominent vanilla and oak, and a big Brett character evolving back into peaches and cherries. Moderately tart. Dry finish.

Sep 22, 2016
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stevoj from Idaho

3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2016 Boise stone fruit tasting on 8/27.750ml bottle thanks to Steve. Pale golden pour capped with a small, white bubble head.. Peaches at the forefront in aroma and taste. Brett adds some yeasty character, and it is all finished off with a nice tart, sour bite.

Aug 30, 2016
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wedge from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

@ Funkatorium

Served in super-classy stemware. Foggy golden-orange topped with a thin layer of bubbly white. Drippy lacing rings the glass. Aromas of peach skins, flowery funk, light spice, and damp wood. Flavor has a lovely fleshy peach presence with lemon acidity, flowery/musty Brett, and a decent grainy sweetness. Crisp and dry, light and creamy, with an acidity that sticks to the gums. So glad this was available on draught for a reasonable price as the bottles are $40+. Really nice.

Aug 09, 2016
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out as a nice hazy orange color with a white head on top. The smell has a bit of acidic funk going on. The taste of the beer has some of the tart peach flavors in there. The feel is tart and dry. Overall the beer was pretty solid but very expensive.

Jun 28, 2016
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle. Hazy orange body. Small white head. Smells of stone fruit, a little oak, and lightly acidic. Taste has a pretty nice stone fruit flavor up front. But that's kinda it. Has some oak and brett in the back end. A little earthy from the brett. Medium low carbonation and light bodied. Simple, but nice.

May 10, 2016
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml cork and caged bottle. Served in a snifter glass at fridge temperature.

Pours a slightly hazy light orange body, two finger white head, nice retention, fair bit of lacing left over, and eventually settles down quite a bit. Initially smells a bit subdued, a bit of lactic acid and oak, a bit of graininess. However, as it warms up and has a chance to open, there is a lot more bright peach flesh that is just dripping with freshly squeezed juice. Very nice. But it had to get pretty much to room temperature. Flavour at that point is a bright squeezed peach flavour, moderate lactic acidity, touch of lemon, mild musty oak, a bit of grainy sweetness and green apple tartness. The peach and its flavour contribution is very similar to that of Side Project Leaner, although there is a bit more lactic tartness here whereas Leaner was a softer, more rounded saison. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, somewhat substantial, good carbonation and refreshingly tart with peach flavours. It's a very good peach sour, certainly well done with a nice body and a lot of peach flesh on the flavour.

Apr 10, 2016
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Rothobinide from California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasted this first on tap at the Lost Abbey tasting room on 2/26/16, then again on 3/19/16. Finally, poured from the bottle on 3/19/16.

Pours out a clear, light gold. Smells of peach, sourdough, stone fruit jams. Flavor is funky and very mild on the tart side. Wood butter and peach jam sourdough toast. Finish is smooth and savory. This is a highly-drinkable, world-class collaboration. The level of effort The Lost Abbey and Wicked Weed put into their effort is immediately evident. Curious to see how this will develop over time.

Apr 04, 2016
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Brolo75 from California

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into a teku glass

A: Pours a hazy, cloudy peach/apricot orange, lots of bubbles streaming up, no head retention but there is a nice ring with lots of tiny bubbles, some slight lacing, looks really good.

A: Barnyard funk, oak, peaches, green grapes, white wine, smells good.

T: Like the nose, barnyard funk up front with some sour/tart flavors, oak, peaches give the beer a slight tangy flavor, finish is slightly tart with peaches lingering in the aftertaste.

M: Light bodied with lots of carbonation, crisp, dry finish.

O: Not a sour bomb but a balanced beer with flavors blending very well, subtle sourness, some tart/barnyard flavors, the peaches do not overwhelm but add a nice touch of tanginess, good amount of carbonation, dry finish, a very well made beer.

Mar 26, 2016
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RamboII from California

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the release:
Appearance: Medium yellow; good carb, light head remaining after tasting
Smell: Good funk/barnyard nose with peaches coming through
Taste: Good balance of funk, tart, and sour with the peaches giving it the juice like quality. Not too sweet at all .
Feel: Good carbonation for the style, some acidity on the palate
Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. Typically I am underwhelmed by LA's draft pours and love the bottles, so I am excited about this.

Mar 21, 2016
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Phil-Fresh from California

4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Light peach aroma, funky, slightly vinous, moderately strong and slightly sharp sourness.

A: Light yellow color, hazy with a very light ring of head. No lacing was evident in the glass.

T: Super funky moderate peach flavor, not sweet at all – moderately strong sourness that’s a bit sharp.

M: Medium bodied with moderately light carbonation. There is moderately light acidity on the palette.

O: Very solid; the peach aroma and flavor is ripe, though not sweet or overly intense. The wine barrels really bring out the sourness in this beer and it’s a little sharp. Very drinkable now, but I have a feeling the slightly sharp acidity will mellow with a bit of aging.

Mar 21, 2016
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skeeterloveshops from California

4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a taster on release day (3/19) and then from the bottle today poured in a traditional sour glass (3/22).
The appearance was nothing spectacular, a golden/ yellow with moderate haze and little to no head as expected. The Aroma was spectacular, a good amount of peaches with slight funk and a little bit of white wine. It had that very unique lost abbey scent to it as well that I love. The taste was pretty tart with just a little fruit flavor, perfectly balanced. I think it is well worth the high price and I would highly recommend it. Another world class brew from the lost abbey.

Mar 17, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

odd that folks are calling this one less than stellar, or less good than some of the other sours, i think its as good as anything they have done, and was truly blown away by it, but i am a lush for peaches, especially in barrel aged wild ales like this one. pale in color, and not a lot of yeasty hazy, its not real foamy either, sort of mellow looking, but alive for sure, and it smells insane. the peaches are ripe and fresh and sugary, but also somewhat concentrated and preserved, like the best of both worlds there. i think part of the genius here is the mix of funk and sour, its so mature and intense. the acidity is there, some of it seemingly coming from the fruit, but the funk is huge. major must and dampness, early spring yeast, late summer fruit. bretty to the max, but also with enough of the mixed cultures to pop the fruit right off. wood is wet but mild, a cool mixture with all the brett. the peach flavor here is awesome, as prominent as i have known in any beer really, especially in a wild ale, but its not sweet. its bone dry in the end, with just the wood and the acid as it finishes. impressive depth, and they way these guys have become famous for wild ale like duck duck, and for fruited beers like their cable car, this is as good as any of those, and deserves a lot more attention. i hope that bottles make it out of the brewery at some point. world class, no doubt.

Nov 02, 2015
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy pale yellow, with immediately strong tart aroma. Unmistakable Lost Abbey smell. Some of tart citrus, with their biting Brett strain. Taste is a poor man's Duck Duck Gooze. Super tart, with mild fruit qualities. Outstanding beer.

Aug 13, 2015
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