Red Barn Ale - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by jdklks:
2.23/5 rDev -43.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1
Pours a light, murky, piss-colored yellow with a bright white head. The smell is of belgian yeastiness, and that's about it. Perhaps a little citrus, and some farm funkiness, but nothing too special here.
Not impressed at all with this one. Way too much yeastiness which makes it disgustingly plain and bread-like. There's some kind of nasty bitterness that I can't quite put my finger on, but that I would probably attribute to the spices. It lingers long after the finish and isn't pleasant at all. Don't really know what else to say other than that there is no complexity to speak of, and that it's gross.
As far as mouthfeel, well, at least it's carbonated. The drinkability is none. The sips sufficient to review it were enough for me, and now it is going down the drain.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2010 05:01:23 | More by jdklks
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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
Red Barn Ale from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 726 ratings.