Red Barn Ale - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by Philousa:
3.93/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured on tap at Martin's West. Served cloudy pale straw color with a small amount of white head. The spicy aroma is nearly overwhelming. I got mostly coriander with some faint floral notes. The more I drank the more I got bready, toasty notes as well. Pale malt taste up front, big spicy flavor followed, then bitter, earthy hops. Tangy, spicy flavor lingered, coming back after the bitterness. The mouthfeel was harsh from the spices and it lingered, fading slowly.
So many Saisons blend together to me. Some tend towards a ripe barley flavor, some a more citrusy flavor. But this one really played up the spices the way a west coast IPA plays up the hops. I thought at first my taste buds wouldn't last a whole pint, but it grew on me as I noticed more complexities. This is one of two Saisons that went the super spicy route, the other being Orchard White by The Bruery and that had too much lavender for my liking. Although this has too much spice for me to order frequently, it's a refreshing, interesting beer I'd try again another night.
Serving type: on-tap
09-11-2011 18:15:28 | More by Philousa
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3.91/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Picked up at a local market; big boy bottle cap n corked. Opened that night.
Poured gently into a pilsner (all i had) and the head roared up to 2 inches, it held stubbornly opaque cream/lightly toasted marshmallow throughout the drinking. Carbonation stayed active to the sight glimmering through the sea of foggy gold.
Sweet maltiness, autumn spices on the nose. Clean and pleasant scent.
Tongue not far from the nose, malt first and then an apple fruit like spice. Those autumn spices on the nose are warm nutmeg on the aftertaste. The alcohol is there, as it should be. Aftertaste remains fruity, still apple. Mouthfeel is a little thick for the flavor, but it's not poor, the carbonation keeps it lively.
Might buy this again, I believe this would be good with food. Wishing I had a nice think pork chop right now :)
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2014 23:37:31 | More by Bonsall_Phil
4.5/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: pours a cloudy gold yellow orange, lots of head. Served in tulip glass
S: lots of funk, pepper, fruit, grassy, spicyness. Very aromatic
T: funky, spicy, with a fruity sweetness. It's very similar to the carnevale ale by LA, but has a little more spice. Very dry
M: very carbonated, on point for saison
O: awesome saison available year round from LA, tbh I skip this over for other lost abbey beers, I think that will have to change as this is awesome saison and cheap compared to other la stuff
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2014 07:22:56 | More by FitnessForBeer
Red Barn Ale from The Lost Abbey
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