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Red Barn Ale - The Lost Abbey

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89
very good

775 Ratings
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Ratings: 775
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 63
Gots: 68 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 08-23-2006)
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Reviews by Boilermaker88:
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Boilermaker88

California

4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the Lost Abbey brews offered at my local BevMo; poured into a tulip glass. Has a straw yellow color, lots of carbonation, and a thick, chunky white head that left clumps of itself behind in successive rings.

Smell is tart, fruity and spicy with aromas of pepper, summer fruits (think apples and peaches), and a hint of funk (think barnyard).

The taste was a pleasant melding of smooth fruity maltiness as the apple/peach/pineapple flavors rolled around with the peppery coriander-laced hops pop. Lingering in the mix were the tastes of yeast and a leathery, hide-based funkiness. Pretty much just what I like about saisons.

The feel was light, crisp and very lively on the tongue thanks to all that carbonation constantly stoking the head.

All in all, a pretty solid example of the style and one that won't break the bank. It's a nice brew to have with grilled chicken and veggies. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2009 17:26:38 | More by Boilermaker88
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A: Fantastic right out of the glass. It produces a large head with tons of residual lacing. The beer pours a cloudy yellow indicating the presence of bready Belgian yeast. Furthermore, owing to the bottle-conditioning, the beer has tons of carbonation that linger throughout its consumption. Simply perfect.

S: Great. Lots of white spices, coriander and pepper. Has a bready smell owing to the Belgian yeast. The malt gives off a smell of orange and banana. Very good for a saison.

T: Good. The taste follows the nose. I detect white pepper, coriander, orange peel, candi sugar and banana. The only problem I have with this beer is that it's not as dry as other saisons, i.e., it's a little too sweet for a saison. It almost tastes like a tripel without the boozy alcoholic background. Lastly, the beer has a bready taste owing to the presence of Belgian yeast.

M: Again, very good. Has a very thick, bready character. Tons of carbonation.

O: This beer is excellent. The only problem I had with it was the sweetness. I believe saisons should be drier, that's all. Will definitely try other beers from this brewery and perhaps get this one again.

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Red Barn Ale from The Lost Abbey
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