Red Barn Ale - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by kagent777:
4.56/5 rDev +15.2%
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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4.23/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750 ml bottled 6/10/2013. Poured into Lost Abbey Teku, reviewed live.
A - Burnt orange with a slight haze. Small white head that dissipates a bit too fast, but does leave solid lacing while it sticks around.
S - Intense orange peel and fruity Belgian esters. Don't get any ginger that Lost Abbey describes, little to no funk/acidiy.
T - Bitter orange, peppery phenols ov a sweet malt backbone. Earth hops in the background, very slight alcohol presence. The ever so slightest lemon acidity shows up as it warms.
M - Medium bodied, high carbonation, drying finish with a lasting pepper linger.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2014 03:55:15 | More by Zach136
Red Barn Ale from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 711 ratings.