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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

654 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 654
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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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

02-20-2012 03:47:32 | More by jfcaa193
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a amber brown color with a 1" head. Some spotty lace develops during the session.

Smell: malt and sugary sweetness, some fruits, and a hint of yeast.

Taste: nice malt base with prunes, raisins, brown sugar, pepper, yeast, and a moderate bitterness. Alcohol is mild but noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout with a bit of dryness late. Aftertaste is long and the raisins really come through late.

Overall: a nice Belgian style ale that has a nice balanced flavor. Somewhat refreshing from the crispness. Slow sipping.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 18:30:00 | More by Gavage
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mrelizabeth

California

3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on-tap at Counterpoint.

A- Great color. Plum/raisin when full in the glass, lightens to a pale red/brown when nearly empty. Really attractive purple Belgian. Clean head.

S- Malty, yeasty aroma w/ a touch of fruit.

T- Lightly fruity Belgian, malty, minimally sour.

M- Refreshing and clean. Balanced on the tongue.

O- Nice Belgian if you are looking for something a bit different, or if you are a fan of red ales. Not as sour/fruity as it looks.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2012 20:34:18 | More by mrelizabeth
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.3%

02-16-2012 03:45:10 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

caged and cored 750mL bottle, with date stamped on as bottled 4/7/11.

appears a murky chestnut brown color, with 1" cream colored head. decent head retention. sweet malty aroma, typical of the style.

the raisins seem to be there in the taste, with a touch of brown sugar, and caramel malt. medium body, fairly smooth mouthfeel.

overall - good, but for the price, I'd take most Belgian dubbels over it.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 03:39:38 | More by jmdrpi
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joex444

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.3%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-14-2012 06:56:24 | More by strongaf
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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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JohnTerrizzi

West Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving Type: poured from bottle into clear glass beer mug.

Appearance: coppery redish brown. some whitish head that dissipates rapidly. a little lacing.

Smell: fruity. almost like a champagne.

Taste: sour fruit. raisins. champagne like.

Mouthfeel: not much carbonation. nice mouthfeel.

Overall: great beer. tastes similar to Chimay Rouge. would definitely drink again.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 05:10:06 | More by JohnTerrizzi
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Doppelbockulus

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy rose copper with almost no head.

Smells like grape juice and a bit of pomegranate. There is also a faint cedar note in the nose possibly from the yeast and malt. Nose is not very potent overall, though some pleasing notes are there.

Medium dark flavor. I do not get any sweetness, there is some bit of character from the raisins but it is dry. Darker toasted malt comes out far more strongly that the raisin character. Imagine a brandy with a splash of bourbon.

Semi dry feel, medium tingle, and a faint tannin like that of a red wine but much more subdued.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 23:20:57 | More by Doppelbockulus
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

02-10-2012 05:05:52 | More by imperialking
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

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

A - Cloudy medium brown with amber hues. Thin beige head, sticking to the glass.

S - A nice mixture of citrus, pepper, wood, malt, alcohol and a spice cabinet. Cloves, sour apple, rubbing alcohol. Dry grains, malt sweetness.

T - A nice complexity going on. Plenty of subtle fruit acidity and sweetness. Earthy and musky with an old grainy presence. Some metallic twang and bitterness, along with some mild spice notes. A very faint hint of carob here, with brown raisins in the mix. Nut and wood notes in the semi dry finish.

M - So very creamy and soft on the palate. ALmost feels/finishes like a wine. Light carbonation. The %8 is hidden well.

O - An interesting beer with good complexity and an earthy balance.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 03:36:43 | More by BeerForMuscle
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stairwell2811bre

Iowa

3/5  rDev -23.3%

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

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-05-2012 22:06:18 | More by SoCalStout
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Suds

Pennsylvania

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

Solid beer. At first, a malty, rich brown brew with a tan head. It's not a typical Belgian style...sweeter, not as aromatic as most. There are some pepper, phenol, and yeast notes, but they sit behind the malt. The flavor has a malt forward character as well...some fruit and pepper, the phenolic attributes come out more in the mid-taste. Nice. The finish is abrupt. Fuller and a little sweeter than I expected. Full in body. This is a very enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 03:55:36 | More by Suds
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jjauga

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-04-2012 16:55:33 | More by jjauga
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voteforgoat

California

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

app - medium dark brown with beige head.

taste - tannic, fruity, yeasty, raisins. complex - there's a lot going on. I'm imagining strawberries and mushrooms, though that's ridiculous. A bit of alcohol heat.

smell - brown sugar, yeast, subdued.

mouthfeel - mild carbonation but appropriate. slightly creamy, full body. Some definite, very pleasant tartness in the finish. Nice balance of flavors. I can't decide if that's residual sweetness in the beer or if it's dry, which is kinda fascinating.

overall - happy with the purchase. I've been trying to branch out of my funky saison/sour lambic fixation and re-visit styles I drank more often in the past. Decided to try the Lost Abbey line-up..totally due to the flack they get on this website. Overall, very good beer and am looking forward to the rest of the Lost Abbey line-up.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 07:04:24 | More by voteforgoat
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 corked and caged into long-stemmed tulip.

A: hazy ruby red. this thing is seriously ruby. frothy reddish, brownish, white. very frothy. great head retention. good lacing.

S: plums. a little oaky. actually more than a little. definitely oaky. a little bit of vanilla. some roast in there too. reminds me of roasted pig. or some other roasted meat.

T: chestnuts. brown sugar. tobacco. a little bit grapey towards the finish. vinous. as well as some wood. good, refreshing complexity.

M: vivid carbonation on a medium body.

D: good dubbel representation here. flavors work well and the bottle conditioning is really solid. definitely an enjoyable/drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 02:52:40 | More by Jimmys
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jtierney89

New Jersey

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

Everyone on the forums complaining about the corks on these beers being tough to get off have a valid point. My suggestion is to use something with a hard fine point to etch a tiny notch between the bottle and the cork and then wiggle it free rather than slowly turning and pulling it up.

Now, on to the beer.

I generally don't like beers brewed with raisins but I brought this beer into my store so i have to try it to know how to sell it and from what I read, this beer is pretty good.

Pours a very hazy deep amber color almost brown with a nice sized off white head. Nose is incredibly subtle. I'm able to pull out of it some dark fruit and roasted malts. Caramel becomes evident as well.

Wow, despite the nose, quite a delicious brew. Immediately it's reminiscent of chocolate covered raisins, and smores. More chocolate flavors than expected. Alcohol warms as it goes down the throat. Some detectable coffee and caramel with a spicy hop finish to balance. For being brewed with raisins, raisins are not the star, which is good. They play their part just right.

Flavors are incredibly well blended together and all go together so smoothly. Caramel becomes more apparent as the brew warms.

Delicious and beautifully complex brew. I just wish the cork wasn't so hard to get off.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 04:28:19 | More by jtierney89
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keanex

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip from a 750ml caged and corked bottle with no freshness date.

A: Clear deep garnet body with a thin creamy looking tan head. Very appealing looking.

S: Slight dark fruits with a sugar sweetness, raisons do come through as do some apples, but well balanced.

T: Very sweet, sugar and raison flavor from start to finish with light chocolate notes. This is good and easy to drink.

M: Full bodied with decent amount of fizzy mouth expanding carbonation.

O: This is a good brew, but overall I'm not too impressed. There's a great delicate balance to this though with a nice complexity.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 04:41:31 | More by keanex
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-27-2012 18:31:32 | More by PhineasGage
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likeemdark

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-27-2012 12:55:48 | More by likeemdark
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.08/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - pours a clear ruby/deep amber. Minimal white head. Leaves tons of spotty lacing.

S - overall the aroma is a little under whelming for the style. Otherwise there are pronounced raisin esters. Some cherry as well. Hints of toffee in the backround. Not much else to speak of.

T - sweetness hits the tounge immediately. Followed by the notes of raisins. There seems to be a balancing tartness. Sour cherries perhaps. Subtle notes of spice which linger on past the finish.

M - medium bodied leaning towards full with a bubbly carbonation.

O - I'm a huge fan of the Dubbel style but this left me a little hunderwhelmed. None of those bright phenolics. Still a decent beer but it doesn't quite fit the style for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 05:36:34 | More by Teleweizen2
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RViator325

Washington

2/5  rDev -48.8%

01-27-2012 04:59:33 | More by RViator325
Lost & Found Abbey Ale from The Lost Abbey
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