Lost & Found Abbey Ale - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Beer review from BA Mag Sep 2007.
From their website: "As part of our commitment to interesting brewing endeavors, Chef Vince created a special raisin puree for this beer." Also along for the ride: Two Row, Wheat, Medium and Dark English Crystal, Special B and Chocolate Malts, German Magnum and German Tettnang hops, dextrose and a proprietary yeast strain. Interesting.
Deep brown, nearly opaque with some ruddy hues and a very creamy tan-colored lace. Aroma is soft with smells of ripe fruity esters, granola, fresh grist and hints of spice and figs. Silky-smooth and creamy on the palate, round and near full with a chewy malt consistency--mouthfeel is pure bliss. Complex base of figs, chocolate cake, raisins, ripe bananas, toffee, malted milk, sweet coffee and fresh rustic brown bread. No hop bitterness, but there's some green apple in the middle to help offset the malty sweetness. Warming and building alcohol brings a touch of pepper with it. Herbal and tea-like, with a lingering Grape Nuts flavor toward the drying finish that's a bit chalky with a "wheaty" husk edge.
An interesting twist inspired by a traditional style results in a kick-ass beer. We dig it. Extremely complex and immensely enjoyable. This beer would be an excellent candidate for a cigar pairing.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2010 00:08:06 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
4.55/5 rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Picked this up at a local wine and beer store here in SoCal on a whim. Was not disappointed at all. Was not overpowering but still had a great flavor. Stands up to its description. I tasted some dried fruits along with a little bit of banana bread and I'm a sucker for banana bread. This is definitely something I would pick up again.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 03:48:41 | More by mbussey86
3.45/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the brewery in San Marcos.
Pours deep amber with a white head that soon reduces but leaves nice patterns of sticky lacing on the glass.
Aroma: intriguing fruity (dark fruit) aroma with a some medium malt base and alcohol esters
Flavor: slightly more yeasty/funky than the aroma, but not challenging to drink. Good sweet/bitter balance.
Feel: near medium body; medium, lightly crisp carbonation.
O: lacks the complexity and well hidden ABV of fine Belgian versions.
Serving type: on-tap
06-30-2014 23:46:28 | More by chinchill
Lost & Found Abbey Ale from The Lost Abbey
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