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Asylum - Left Coast Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

237 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 16.95%
Wants: 9
Gots: 43 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 02-04-2009)
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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

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4.64/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of spencerberus
4.63/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A nice medium-pale reddish-gold color & very clear appearance, with beautiful, long-clinging lace despite the sparse head. Surprisingly bold and rich for such a light colored ale, what I imagine a Duvel reduction might taste like. After having half a glass, I was surprised to see the alcohol content (11% ABV), the same as the Urthel Quadrium I had very recently but not nearly as pronounced in the taste, despite the Urthel's substantially thicker texture & taste. A commanding but not overdone presence of sweetness & fruit, provided you like some sweetness & fruit, very refreshing with a smooth, solid finish that lingers lightly and long. At $5.29 for a 22oz. bottle, this is a great beer and a great value that I hope to enjoy again.

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4.56/5  rDev +28.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.28/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost clear gold, small dirty white head leaves a wall of lacing with lively bubbles, and no retention.

Smell is of fruity apples and sweet tart pears, sweet clove. Lightly yeasty and some clean dry malt.

Tastes lightly of biscuity malt, with some caramel and honey in the middle, with an apple cider sweet and tang on the finish.

Feels viscous, yet light and crisp. Plenty of bubbles make it almost fizzy, but easy to drink.

How is this 11.8%, the booze is well hidden. Plenty of flavor and complexity, just what to expect.

DOA

Photo of jdmandel
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Wetpaperbag
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Nice golden color with good clingy lacing.

S- Smell is tasty, with fruity aromas, apples, cherries and dried grapes.

T- The taste is great, very fruity and spicy. The flavors meld well together. The high alcohol is not noticeable and very well hidden. I like this a lot.

M- Nice level of carbonation for the style. Feels good in the mouth.

O- I'd buy this again for sure.

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of SheckyBaw
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

This is pretty darn tasty. And packs a punch. Smells great, flavorful taste. Would definitely get this again.

Photo of mrasskicktastic
4.18/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A large, dense head leaves a tiny bit of lacing over a viscous copper brew.

S - Very sweet grain bill and a fair amount of banana and clove. At warm temperatures there is a hint of stewed squashes.

T - Sweet, banana, honey, oats, white pepper. At 11%, I can only even notice the abv at room temperature - even then it is relatively smooth, no harshness to it. The aftertaste has faint peppery hops and lingering banana. Long into the aftertaste there is still banana and a slight woodsy bitterness, perhaps a touch medicinal. All flavors considered... pretty damn good.

M - Smooth, thick, rather drying - kind of clings to your throat. Might be good as a cough syrup. This is where is hurts the most.

O - This is heavily underrated. It is sweet (which I'm sure most say is "cloying," but it is still outstanding! I had no difficulty finishing this. I'm honestly shocked by the other reviews. Perhaps Left coast has poor quality control. Or perhaps the moment people taste something sweet they assume it lacks anything else. I don't know for sure what goes through their heads, but I like this.

Photo of megahurts4
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Left Coast Asylum

Appearance: dark orange, small head, and some good lacing.

Smell: yeast, light citrus, and a faint hop.

Taste: yeast, thick malts, a slight orange peel citrus, and very faint hops.

Mouthfeel: medium-thick.

Overall:
This is a pretty good brew. The alcohol is well masked as it is over 11%. The yeast flavor is not overbearing either as suggested by the aroma.

Photo of weeare138
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a semi transparent gold with a creamy white cap that quickly fades into a tiny cap and collar. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of ripe fruit, cracked grains, pineapple, pears, cracked pepper and herbs.
Taste is of the aromas with fruity flavors, brown sugar, and vanilla.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, syrupy, hot, and silky.

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Asylum from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.