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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

731 Ratings

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Ratings: 731
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 63
Gots: 97 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: scottoale on 07-11-2006

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.
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of AlexChillton
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I opened the bottle about four days ago and the flavoring was pretty severe. So I capped it to mellow the flavor somewhat. As I flipped open my pressure cap it shot across the room.

It looks really good in my brandy snifter. There is still a decent amount of scum on top of the beer.

The smell is of a decent amount of dark fruit. I also still pick up a good amount of venous presence. I feel like this smells pretty strong (from an ABV perspective).

This is a pretty strong example of a dubble for flavor. I like the raisins especially. There is definitely the sour quality.

The feel is definitely a challenge. It sits a little weird on the tongue as the flavor dissipates.

This beer is an interesting experience. I may pick up a bottle in the future and age it to maximize the experience.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Dankuel
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Brandy Snifter glass.

Beer has a cloudy brown color. Long lasting head with moderate lacing.
Has a nice spicy and estery smell to it with a nice malty undertone. The raisins come out more with them in mind.
Tastes very malty. Definitely a good amount of ester taste, a bit phenolic. Good alcohol taste but no burn.
Smooth mouth feel, with a grainy and bitter taste left on the palate.

Good stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Squidly
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 5/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark red brown with a moderate tan head that lasted a few minutes. Aroma of dark and sweet malt, dark fruit and Belgian spice aroma. Flavor of caramel, dark fruits and light malt up front, a bit dry. Slight raisin middle and dry, bland finish. Medium bodied. Nicely made, but could use more bold flavors.

Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of daledeee
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 750 ml bottle.

Poured a dark brown with a nice 2" head.

Nose is dark fruit and spicy.

Taste is once again dark fruit(especially figs) and earthy with hints of chocolate. Quite a well balanced brew.

Mouth feel is really nice with good bubbles. Really like this beer.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a murky dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, spice, and yeast. Taste is much the same along with a slight banana flavor. There is a nice spice finish after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp but medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some solid aromas and flavors that makes it very easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of socon67
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Beer is brown with some red tint to it. The foam is high wigth plenty of carbonation. Slight lacing.

S - Smells like raisin bread right out the toaster. A bready malt combines with raisins, spice and other dark fruits.

T - Taste is similar to the pour. A bit of booziness fnishes this off, but the flavors are of bread, dried fruit, and a bit of yeast.

M - Not the most drinkable dubbel. Seemed to be a bit too carbonated, and the flavors lingered a bit much.

O - Not bad, but the Lost Abbey hype machine is at work here. I just didn't find this up with the solid belgian dubbels out there. Its worth trying but nothing special.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of DoktorZee
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber labeled with a bottling date of 2/2/2012.

A - deep ruby color with a thick tan head; solid lacing streaks the glass, slightly hazy

S - yeasty and bready malts on the nose; very slight hint of dark fruit

T - less intense than I thought it would be (i.e. thought there'd be a big raisin/dark fruit component) but still pretty tasty. Started slightly boozy with a foundation of bready malts and a slight hint of dark fruit. Finished slightly bitter and tart, and slightly juicy.

M - surprisingly light for a Dubbel, with moderate carbonation

Overall this is a very solid beer. It's a little less intense than other Dubbels I've had, and I was a little disappointed to not get a bit more dark fruit with the addition of the raisins, but it's still quite a pleasing beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Lost & Found Abbey Ale from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 731 ratings.