Red Barn Ale - The Lost Abbey
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4.15/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
07-19-2012 22:14:36 | More by tilopud_rye
2.6/5 rDev -34.2%
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!
07-18-2012 22:19:49 | More by BeerManDan
4.18/5 rDev +5.8%
Lost Abbey Red Barn
On tap at The Libertine Pub in Morro Bay, CA
Appearance: orange, large head, and some good lacing.
Smell: yeasty grain.
Taste: yeast, grain, and hop.
This is a good brew. It is very yeasty, but seems to have more of that raw flavor.
06-28-2012 03:17:52 | More by megahurts4
4.03/5 rDev +2%
Aroma: Moderately spicy nose, light fruity esters, slight sourness
Appearance: Pale gold-orange hue with large rocky head that persists. Lightly hazy
Flavor: Initially earthy-spicy from yeast derived character and added spices, then fades to acidic bite that then fades to light malt background. The finish is dry and mildly bitter. Malt character is smooth and lightly sweet, but is paled by the spicy notes and crisp sourness that finally concedes to a light hop bitterness. Displays a dry, earthly, and almost mushroom-like quality with light peppery phenols.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation and prickly acidity.
Overall: Complex and intriguing brew with rustic charm, sourness, and brings a great american character to a traditionally foreign brew.
06-25-2012 08:24:26 | More by StephieRaye
3.9/5 rDev -1.3%
This beer, from a 750 ml bottle, is a cloudy, hazy, brownish-gold color. The head is thick ans staying. It's a wild and funky beer...yeasty, fruit, some sugar and spice. The taste is more balanced than expected. The taste is light, but earthy and damp. It doesn't get to sou, but is certainly wild.
06-24-2012 02:41:07 | More by Suds
3/5 rDev -24.1%
Another cork from lost abbey that requires a bit of teeth.
Hazy bright orange hue with a billowing white head that very slowly recedes down the sides of the glass.
Funky nose of horse blanket, spoiled fruit, earthy yeast, and snappy bubblegum. Bread thats still being cooked comes to mind as well. Slightly phenolic, touch of band aid.
Brisk effervescence. Lingering semi-sour, semi-dry finish. Unique earthy hop bitterness as well. Well blended subtle flavors of phenols, drying/bittering spices and semi-sweetness/tartness. The beer is kind of all over the place presenting lots of different flavors at different times. The flavors do all go together pretty well but this isn't your traditional funky saison. This thing has some sort of other funk going on. It's kind of like they took all of the strange flavors of a saison and based it off that. The beer finishes spicy and bitter.
The beer holds up well and is definitely unique but it's also an acquired taste for those that have already acquired quite a lot. Unique and well brewed but well... just a bit off i guess. Sweet, sour, rich, and bitter. Try wrapping your head around this beer.
06-14-2012 02:55:07 | More by jtierney89
4.53/5 rDev +14.7%
Serving: 750ml bottle into an ale glass.
A: Pours a cloudy, somewhat pale yellow with a quarter inch or so of head on it. Very nice overall appearance.
S: Some hints of fruitiness and funkiness, but very subtle.
T: Very interesting. The blend of yeast that was used adds a LOT of different nuances here. There is the slightest hint of funkiness inside of the expected tartness and fruitiness you would expect from saison yeast. The beer itself has loads of spiciness, pepper and lemon zest. Dry and bitter on the finish, with some hints of earthiness. Very, very nice.
O: I was surprised at how many layers of flavor there are in this beer. This is a very, very good saison. Definitely worth the purchase.
06-06-2012 01:07:53 | More by evilkalla
Red Barn Ale from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.