Red Barn Ale - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by ojiikun:
4.05/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Pourd from the usual 750mL bottle with cork and cage. Big gothic crosses on all three. Neat. Cork was a pain in the rear to get out, but popped with enough force once persuaded halfway.
Colour is like very ripe golden pears and a pure white head. Head is soft and made of small bubbles that stay fairly well. Trails of lace that slowly fall over the minutes. Fairly clear, only the slightest touches of fog.
Smell is tons of yeast - a good mix between farmhouse and champagne. White grapes and something fruity that's best left described as bubble gum. Some funk, like moss after a fresh rain.
Taste is quite sweet and the malt taste is very light and fresh. Hints of juniper come after caramel creme. Has a final tartness almost like kiwi.
Mouthfeel is a little chalky at times and a little sticky at others, but it seems to work with the other attributes and never quite feels heavy.
As drinkable as they come alone or with a good meal.
I can see why this came so highly recommended. Nothing exciting and firey but very well integrated and balanced flavours do good justice to the saison style, giving it a bit of a new-world flair. Worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2007 04:01:10 | More by ojiikun
More User Reviews:
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 782 ratings.