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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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very good

711 Ratings

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Ratings: 711
Reviews: 343
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 63
Gots: 85 | 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:
Modeled after the great Trappist and Monastic beers that inspired the founding of our brewery. A richly deep garnet colored ale created from a blend of Domestic and imported malts. As part of our commitment to interesting brewing endeavors, Chef Vince created a special raisin puree for this beer. Malts, raisins and a fantastic yeast strain working in harmony produce a beer of amazing complexity and depth.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 07-11-2006)
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Ratings: 711 | Reviews: 343 | Display Reviews Only:
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1.25/5  rDev -68%

Maurod4d, Dec 17, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -61.6%

Tbss128, Jul 14, 2014
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2/5  rDev -48.8%

Angryzen, Jun 10, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.8%

RViator325, Jan 27, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

nasa258e, Feb 12, 2012
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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.

brdc, Dec 28, 2008
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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

davidwhatshisnam, Jun 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

sendbeer, Dec 27, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

leodarko, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of impending
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.

impending, Oct 09, 2010
Photo of JDV
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.

JDV, Apr 06, 2008
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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.

barleywinefiend, Oct 13, 2008
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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.

drpimento, Dec 16, 2009
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

oso, Mar 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

KikeIPA, Aug 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

rkcrozier, Feb 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

cdog707yo, Jul 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

champ103, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Azrael, Feb 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

ejimhof, Feb 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

zeledonia, Nov 15, 2011
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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.

bcastine, Mar 30, 2010
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

rpaul2012, Dec 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Paul68, Jan 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

joex444, Feb 16, 2012
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Lost & Found Abbey Ale from The Lost Abbey
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