Lost & Found Abbey Ale - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by uberabr:
3.98/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Pours a medium reddish brown with caramel hues. Big fluffy light tan head dies pretty quick, leaving no real lacing. Smells sweet and grassy, some definite plum, fig, and cherry, along with some tropical fruits- mango and banana, and a sharp ethanol spice.
Taste is mellow and warming. Pepper, spice, candy sugars and fruity esters are well rounded and very enjoyable. The buttery diacetyl is just a little too strong- my only real complaint, and it makes the mouthfeel somewhat oily. There's also a slightly sour effect from the acetaldehyde, but it's not the typical green apple cloying taste you find with a lot of young Belgians. The booze taste comes through a little, which I don't like with a relatively low abv- but if you like the alcohol taste this isn't necessarily a bad thing. Definitely a sipper.
All in all a strong brew, especially for a California dubbel. However, it really lacks confidence. The flavors are all enjoyable but perhaps too well rounded- nothing stands out. The color is moderate, even the head doesn't stick around long enough to enjoy. It definitely has some potential for aging, but it won't ever be spectacular- something which I have no doubt this brewery is capable of producting.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2007 05:49:27 | More by uberabr
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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