Red Barn Ale - The Lost Abbey
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4.23/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Ah, the Lost Abbey. New Jersey started getting its beers two years ago, and I had heard great things about them. I decided to give this Saison a shot and see how it compared to my other favorite Belgian-beer breweries (Ommegang + Allagash). Here goes:
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2014 18:38:53 | More by leantom
Red Barn Ale from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 775 ratings.