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Red Barn Ale - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
89
very good

777 Ratings
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Ratings: 777
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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hellbilly

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3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours on tap @ papago a hazy to cloudy orange yellow-y gold. it's topped with a fluffy white head which dumps a bunch of spotty lacing on the glass...

odd unexpected aroma of smoke... almost like a piece of charred oak with a wedge of lemon on it... i will assume that this is the savory yeast note that i get in belgian styles sometimes since it seems to dissipate as the brew warms... smells of flowers, yeast, lemon, dusty straw and something earthy and spicy.

the flavor shares the same characteristics... lots of savory yeast (almost bacon-y) with lemon skins and a touch of sourness, straw, dusty pale malt, grass/hay, a bit of woody/earthy funk and a very dry herbaceous finish. it turns rather quickly to mild and malty to to dry and almost parchingly bitter.

medium-ish body has some heft to it. the carbonation is soft and sudsy which builds up to get really creamy on the tongue.

i'll have to give this another try from a bottle to figure out the savory smoky element...7/4/7/4/15/3.7

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2009 02:44:41 | More by hellbilly
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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
89 out of 100 based on 777 ratings.