Lost & Found Abbey Ale - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by xymyl:
4.65/5 rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Dark brown/copper color beer with a fragile looking head that actually sticks around a very long time *eventually* settling to a ring and a cloud.
Smell is herbal, fruity, earthy, smokey, winey -- but not extremely so yet, caramel, grape skins, onions, banana peels, cloves & cinnamon, and all sorts of other stuff but it's time to move on in this review.
Taste is meaty (specifically slow cooked asian five spice pork -- well, maybe not exactly but it shares some real similarities and accompanied it perfectly), pepper comes forward, caramelized onions, fresh bread, the fruitiness is big with ripe and overripe plums, pears, mangos, rotten oranges and beef steak juice (I know that's not a fruit, but it is a juice).
The lightness of this beer makes you expect less and I could see how it might pass you by if you drink it cold. I had this at about 50 degrees which was just the right place to start. Now I'm finishing it up at about 66 degrees. Medium/Light bodied and very drinkable. I know I said some things that might turn some off this beer, but that just leaves more for me!
I need to grab a few bottles and let them sit for 3 to 6 years, then this will be perfect when it really shows up its wine-like qualities.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2008 05:34:49 | More by xymyl
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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