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Lost & Found Abbey Ale - The Lost Abbey

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Lost & Found Abbey AleLost & Found Abbey Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

655 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 655
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 60
Gots: 69 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 07-11-2006)
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Maurod4d


1.25/5  rDev -68%

12-17-2012 17:16:30 | More by Maurod4d
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Angryzen

Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.8%

06-10-2013 05:53:53 | More by Angryzen
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RViator325

Washington

2/5  rDev -48.8%

01-27-2012 04:59:33 | More by RViator325
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nasa258e

California

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

02-12-2012 07:20:22 | More by nasa258e
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brdc

Wisconsin

2.53/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Large corked bottle, poured into a goblet.

The cork was difficult to pull, but when it finally opened, the lack of a loud pop hinted of problems to come. Multiple reviews report similar carbonation problems, so this is not the exception.
Dark red, little to no head, quickly vanishing whatever is there; very little lacing.
Aroma is candy sweetness, but the figs and raisins quickly surface, and never let go. Yastiness and whatever other aromas are clearly overwhelmed and never really surface.
Flat body, which feels thin, and the overly sweet taste is just barely balanced by an also excessive spiciness and raisiny flavors that are not well integrated.
Unfortunately, another Lost Abbey that falls too far from style guidelines, which could be ok, but flavors do not integrate well at all, and the lack of carbonation deliver the last blow.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 00:48:41 | More by brdc
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

06-19-2014 01:52:41 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

12-27-2012 05:52:51 | More by sendbeer
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leodarko

California

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

06-16-2013 03:57:27 | More by leodarko
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impending

California

2.78/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

750ml into a tulip. Pours a deep ruddy mahogany with a minor dense head.

Aroma is delicious, dark fruits not surprisingly but some kind of tangy zest behind - not sure which spices?

Taste does not live up to the aroma. The raisins are not prominent, a dark fruit yes but raisins I get no sense of. This is sad as it is the description of note on the label which made me expect something special that was not delivered, disappointing. The relatively non descript bready yeast front gives way to cedar bitterness followed by alcohol with a solvent characteristic. Does not improve with warmth, mediocre.
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 22:21:19 | More by impending
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JDV

Texas

2.83/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a muddy caramel color with some yeast in the glass. Nice beige head. Smell is oddly refreshing and minty with some alcohol presence. Taste is rather mundane with perhaps a hint of belgian yeast, light malt flavor, and again an alcohol presence that comes through as almost minty again. Drinkable, and not really offensinve, as the flavor is so mild, but nothing really screamed great beer about this one, to me.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2008 17:56:08 | More by JDV
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barleywinefiend

Washington

2.95/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Picked up from Wine Expo in SM
Poured a burnt orange color on the pour with a small tannish head. Nose was sticky w/ dried fruits(prunes, raisins,figs). Lots of caramel, and candied fruits, brown sugar. Taste was sweet and rummy, lots of dried fruits and sweet candy. I found it hard to drink and not tasty at all. I thought the taste was ob noxious and unpleasant. I am not sure how anyone could finish a bottle of this.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2008 15:37:23 | More by barleywinefiend
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drpimento

Wisconsin

2.98/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

well, I sure cant go with the flow on this. After the bottle's cracked the beer's happy to see me: it overflow. It's ok. Poured with a big off white head and some lace. Color is a nice rich mahoganey. Aroma is a little raisiny but not as rich as I'd anticipated. Flav is decent but not as big as I'd figured. Good body and carbonation. A little boozy at the end. Not one of my favs, bot not bad.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2009 07:26:18 | More by drpimento
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oso

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.3%

03-13-2014 06:29:09 | More by oso
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KikeIPA

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.3%

08-25-2013 21:05:59 | More by KikeIPA
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.3%

02-14-2012 12:18:38 | More by rkcrozier
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champ103

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.3%

11-15-2011 12:27:12 | More by champ103
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Azrael


3/5  rDev -23.3%

02-08-2013 04:30:51 | More by Azrael
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.3%

02-11-2013 00:09:27 | More by ejimhof
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.3%

11-15-2011 02:09:41 | More by zeledonia
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bcastine

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Brown mud with next to no head, what head was there quickly diminished. Not looking good. No chance of lacing.

S: Raisins and or Prunes.

T: Dark fruits and candy sugar. Mostly prune/raisin. If there was such thing as Prune Wine, this is what it would taste like

M: Flat, barely any carbonation which made it taste cloying. Not a feel you look forward to revisiting.

D: Not good. Luckily I had a friend that will drink anything, otherwise this would have been a drain pour. Can't imagine this is how this beer is supposed to be, that being nearly flat. If so I now know why this abbey was lost. Very disappointed, after looking forward to this brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2010 19:06:46 | More by bcastine
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rpaul2012

California

3/5  rDev -23.3%

12-19-2011 05:56:04 | More by rpaul2012
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Paul68

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.3%

01-16-2012 15:50:25 | More by Paul68
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joex444

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.3%

02-16-2012 00:51:41 | More by joex444
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stairwell2811bre

Iowa

3/5  rDev -23.3%

02-05-2012 22:54:26 | More by stairwell2811bre
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redliner8

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.3%

06-02-2012 00:04:12 | More by redliner8
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Lost & Found Abbey Ale from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 655 ratings.