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Red Barn Ale - The Lost Abbey

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Red Barn AleRed Barn Ale

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very good

824 Ratings
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Ratings: 824
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 62
Gots: 73 | 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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Photo of afrokaze
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 5/10/11, poured into Stone IRS tulip.Been meaning to try this for a long time, thanks for the random gift mom!

Pours a bright hazy orange with good 2 finger head and decent lacing. A little sediment at the bottom of the glass.

Smell is dominated by bready, clove and spicy yeast, light lemon citrus, pear, apricot, some phenols, musty barn and a hint of heat.

Mix of bready malt, light pils malt sweetness and lemon citrus, followed by clove and black pepper from yeast, apricot, pear, slight tart tang, with semi-dry finish and spicy herbal hops and rustic funk. Alcohol is well integrated but noticeable after two glasses.

Mouthfeel is substantial but not cloying, medium carbonation, finishes with some sharp tannins and lingers for a decent time after each sip.

Another new take on the versatile saision style, this one has a good backbone and demands slower sipping, but rewards with some depth and spicing that suits the yeast rather than clashing with it. Light citrus and moderate hopping set it apart but it still feels authentic.

afrokaze, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of Pinche_Oso
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Pinche_Oso, Sep 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Molson2000, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Poured a hazy golden-yellow with a nice, foamy, white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is loaded with yeast and barnyard funk, notes of citrus and peppery spice. Taste is sweet and malty up front, hints of stone fruit, quickly replaced by yeasty funk, peppery spice, pale biscuity malts, lighter notes of ginger, citrus, and herbal hops. Light-medium body, fairly dry finish. Pretty good overall.

Rifugium, Sep 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

lindhout, Sep 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

GeoffreyM, Sep 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jniagar1, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours a brilliant straw yellow (I was a little disappointed it was not red) with very little head and lots of rising bubbles.

The aroma is of cloves and spices, very enjoyable and complex.

The beer tastes of white pepper, spice, a little sweetness up front, a nice clean finish, some clove.

Nice medium body.

Well done overall for the style, well spiced so that you can not pick out any given spice but that they all combine to make a nice bouquet for both the aroma and taste. Very nice treat.

LeeryLeprechaun, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of beerpadawan
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

beerpadawan, Aug 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

oldp0rt, Aug 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

darinlstewart, Aug 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

rhino54, Aug 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

JRBecks, Aug 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

SocalKicks, Aug 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Wessoms, Aug 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

WDJersey, Aug 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

ferrettman687, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of tilopud_rye
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This bottle pours a nice clear applejuice like color with a stream of carbonation bubbles rising up to a thick two finger head that eventually retains to one finger- stays a thick finger til its drank to the bottom. The smell alone is refreshing; tingly orange peel forefront with yeast and spice bitterness. A very earthy aroma that is very relaxing to enjoy. Taste has more of the yeast and spices used- but very balanced out with slight citrus sweetness of the orange peel. Feels great to drink- nicely carbonated and light in the mouth while the head foam finds its spot on the roof. The only other Saison I've ever had is Saison du Buff- the Stone collaboration. I really like that one but if I had to choose one to drink regularly it would definitely be Red Barn.

tilopud_rye, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of BeerManDan
2.6/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

When poured into a pint glass, the color was of a hazy wheat yellow, with a lot of foam and a fair amount of lace. The smell of carbonated citrus was very evident, not impressive. The taste was a load of carbonated citrus acid with a hint of lemon and not much of anything else. WAY to acidic on the tongue, palate and stomach. Big aftertaste of bitter, acidic flavor. Not a typical Lost Abbey Ale in my mind!

BeerManDan, Jul 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

rolltide8425, Jul 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

iKrystin, Jul 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

sbanacho, Jul 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

bobotron, Jul 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

strongaf, Jul 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

ryanpj, Jul 07, 2012
Red Barn Ale from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 824 ratings.