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Asylum - Left Coast Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

253 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 10
Gots: 53 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: scottoale on 02-04-2009

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Ratings: 253 | Reviews: 74
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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.

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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.

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S: Fruity esters and a lot of earthy yeast. Not really getting much of a Belgian element here. Candi sugar and bread in the aroma as well.

T: This just doesn't do it for me. There are a decent amount of flavors in here, but they feel really disconnected and don't go together well at all. Pale malt and some hints of fruit in the background. Peach pit, faint mango, and a lingering bitterness throughout that reminds me a bit of aspirin. Didn't have much of a spiciness to it at all and the mouthfeel definitely felt off. I wouldn't get this again.

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A: Dark yellow in color that is close to clear, with a fluffy white head that dissipates eventually and spreads to the sides. No lacing.

S: Belgian spices, some fruity citrus esters, light pepper, light clove, and light banana.

T: Sweet orange esters come strong with the clove, pepper, and yeast. Other spices are there as well as the banana, but not over the top. Low spicy hops. I don’t taste the 11% anywhere.

M: Medium to thin body with medium carbonation. Ends kind of slick.

O: Not too bad. A little fruit forward and could use a little more malt and different spices to round it out.

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Asylum from Left Coast Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.