San Marcos, CA – After a year of conceiving, brewing, and blending, an idea shared between like minds at The Lost Abbey and Wicked Weed Brewing will finally see the light of day. Ad Idem, a French oak-aged golden sour ale with peaches and Brett will be available for purchase online February 24th starting at 12pm PST.
A project originally imagined in November of 2014, the first steps to achieving the shared vision were initiated in February 2015 as The Lost Abbey crew made their way to snowy Asheville, NC to brew the first half of the final beer. Two beers were brewed with the intent of blending; a Brettanomyces blonde ale and a sour blonde ale aged in neutral wine barrels on whole, local peaches.
Final Rating: 4.53/5
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.