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Red Barn Ale - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
89
very good

782 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 782
Reviews: 369
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 63
Gots: 69 | 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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CHADMC3

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3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange body with golden hues beneath the plentiful, rocky white head that very slowly dissolves to leave a scattered, yet sticky lacing in its path.

Aromas of citrus zest and spice highlight the aroma and maybe even a touch of banana. There is yeast presence, yet also a faint peppery bite, but the citrus zests and spices really stand out.

The lemon zest and yeast are first to the hit the palate with mild sweet malt mid-palate, with pepper and yeast at the finish. Any tart flavors are fairly subtle and the flavor seems to be pretty well balanced for the style. As it warms it really becomes a bit more floral or herbal and similar to the aroma the banana comes forward and the faint malt sweetness is more apparent as well.

Medium to lighter in body with generous amounts of carbonation with a pretty dry finish.

I must admit my palate may be out of touch with the Saison style, however this really seems to have at least a hint of just about every trait one can ask for.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 23:48:04 | More by CHADMC3
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Red Barn Ale from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 782 ratings.