Red Barn Ale - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by kagent777:
4.56/5 rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle from Marnia while she was in California in October of 2011. Poured into my perfect pint. The cork popped with a satisfying pop.
Appearance: A slightly hazy straw with a huge rocky head. Obviously left lacing and dollop on my nose as well.
Smell: Citrus and coriander with wheat and light malts. Pleasant and no surprises.
Taste: A very satisfying mix of complex flavors, one of the best saisons that I have had. Starts with a refreshing mild cracker malt with a bit of sweetness that travels through the swallow. Citrus and coriander (not overpowering) jump in right at the middle. The yeast contribute a ton of phenolic, almost bubble gum character to the flavor. An almost unexpected bitterness comes on in the end to really give this one a great balance.
Mouthfeel: For a huge a head as it has, this one does not hold onto carbonation very well. The carbonation is lower and the body is middling and slick.
Overall: I really liked this saison, such a big nice presentation makes for an ideal bottle to share our have with an elegant dinner instead of wine. I will try to pick this up again.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2013 03:34:10 | More by kagent777
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3.79/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
a. See through yellow on the pour with a huge head that settles but is at about 1 finger throughout the beer.
s. Pepper, wine (fermented grape), orange
t. blended well - orange, pepper then a bit of bitter at the finish
m. Smooth and very easy drinking. The killer carbonation does not get in the way.
o. Overall this beer is very, very good. Do not usually like this style, but everything is well balanced. No coriander taste to the yeast.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 17:48:50 | More by gonzo000
Red Barn Ale from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 781 ratings.