Lost & Found Abbey Ale - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by ojiikun:
3.88/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a nicely labeled 750mL bottle featuring a fantastic monk illustration,a nice bit of prose on the back, a particulate cork, and a cage with a cool gothic cross. No birthday or expiry notable. A good mm of sediment is noticable on the bottom of the bottle. Presented in the biggest chalice I have, the colour is very dark cola, with orange highlights and a very clear composition. Little head, but what's there is loose and light.
Smell is a blas of clean farmstyle yeast and very dark candi. Downright maple-syrupy notes along with the slightest notes of oak and cooked legumes. Alcohol doesn't even try to hide. Mildest bananna esthers, maybe mango, neither in quantity. Red-meat spicing.
Taste is evenly sweet and mild. Some smokey malts come out followed in force by what I am beginning to recognize as the taste of raisins (it's different than what raisins taste like, but a good 3 or 4 ales in the last year have employed them). Lots more yeast, lots of candi. Not saccarine, and a quick finish. Warm orange peel, like Grand Marnier. If anything, taste fades too quickly.
Mouthfeel is moderately heavy but a quick finish and some lively carbonation clean things up quicky. Despite the coating, no bitterness lingers, only a mild tartness. Actually drinks pretty fast, since you have to work to keep the tastes going.
My first Lost Abbey taste, and I'm pretty impressed. The raisin idea is hardly new, but it's well-executed here. I'm only a little let down that this brew doesn't pack more punch. Be sure to serve good and warm.
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2007 01:23:16 | More by ojiikun
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
88 out of 100 based on 663 ratings.