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Red Barn Ale - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
89
very good

775 Ratings
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Ratings: 775
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 63
Gots: 68 | 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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Ratings: 775 | Reviews: 368 | Display Reviews Only:
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-07-2012 04:08:13 | More by InfernoBoss
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HopHead84

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5/6/2012

Draft at Lost Abbey.

A: Yellow gold. Nice color and good clarity with an inch of white foam. Lots of lacing.

S: Pronounced black pepper and orange peel with soft floral notes. Apple blends with pear and grains of paradise. Ginger is pervasive but well integrated.

T: Black pepper up front with earth and pear. Ginger makes an appearance with grains of paradise trailing behind. Orange peel is apparent. The finish is dry and lightly peppery with lingering apple and pear.

M: Lower medium body with upper medium carbonation.

Overall: A nice Saison. A little heavy on the ginger for me but still enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2012 02:36:55 | More by HopHead84
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fehrminator

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

05-06-2012 20:13:28 | More by fehrminator
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Kirby


4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-02-2012 21:43:58 | More by Kirby
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Nay

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks exactly like Dupont's saison. Simplier, but tastier and more drinkable than Dupont's. Nicely dry, spicy, phenolic (touch of clove), hoppy bitter. Bitter orange or seeds of paradise perhaps, but not brett. Less pilsner flavor than Dupont's too (not a bad thing).

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 01:33:32 | More by Nay
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travMI13

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-29-2012 04:18:28 | More by travMI13
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pawpaw

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-23-2012 01:34:19 | More by pawpaw
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theminutemen

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

04-22-2012 02:51:44 | More by theminutemen
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zephyr707

California

1/5  rDev -74.7%

04-17-2012 15:38:36 | More by zephyr707
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avaldivia

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

04-16-2012 07:06:20 | More by avaldivia
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jsanford

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy orange-gold with a rocky white head that hangs around for some time, eventually settling to a thick cap while leaving spotty lacing clinging to the glass.
S - Definitely on the sweeter side of the Saison spectrum, lots of over-ripe pear, honeydew melon, honey, bubblegum, and a touch of spicy coriander.
T - More ripe pear, grainy malt, honey, and bubblegum with a much more prominent spicy white pepper and coriander character then the nose suggested.
M - Crisp and refreshing, with a spritzy, medium-thin body and sharp carbonation.
O - A solid Saison, but I prefer Lost Abbey's Carnevale to this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 14:57:53 | More by jsanford
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BeerNDoggerel

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

04-08-2012 02:58:56 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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Souleman

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-08-2012 00:37:48 | More by Souleman
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StoicBeast

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-07-2012 08:18:12 | More by StoicBeast
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KimenTshom

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-18-2012 19:58:14 | More by KimenTshom
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-18-2012 14:09:16 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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MichaelDobbins

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-13-2012 04:19:48 | More by MichaelDobbins
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy deep yellow with a thick rocky white head that stays behind. Looks like you could float a quarter on top of it.

S - Clove, coriander, floral hops, spicy yeast, lemon zest with underlying graininess.

T - Spicy with lemon and banana, light bubblegum, floral hops, bready malts with a lingering spice finish.

M - Medium mouthfeel with fizzy, high carbonation.

D - A solid saison that drinks a bit sweet. Would like it a little drier tasting.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 19:25:18 | More by brewcrew76
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SHCC

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-10-2012 10:50:43 | More by SHCC
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-09-2012 04:52:50 | More by iL0VEbeer
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Los Abbey/Port tasting room in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, citrus, spices, and yeast. Taste is of grain, spices, and yeast. There is a mild citrus zest bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good saison with some nice aromas and flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2012 23:30:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Swervine44

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-04-2012 08:39:34 | More by Swervine44
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tirlzx

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

03-03-2012 16:22:12 | More by tirlzx
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joesc230

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

03-01-2012 01:14:58 | More by joesc230
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kojevergas

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a stemgoblet at the Yard House in downtown Los Angeles. Reviewed from notes. Cost was $6.75 USD plus tax and tip. Expectations were high given the brewery.

A: Pours a three finger head of slight cream, white colour, fair thickness, and great retention. Colour of the beer is a hazy lemon yellow.

Sm: Lemon esters, biscuity yeast, wheat, and maybe bretts. A mild strength aroma. Clean and inviting.

T: Yeasty, with lemon citrus esters, and a wheat foundation. Crystal malts. Clean and refreshing, but simple. Very well balanaced. Nicely built, but the simplicity is bothersome. No layering is present here. The yeast is the best aspect. Structurally sound, with the lemon coming through most on the climax. I like it.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours. Quite light on the palate, complementing the refreshing feel. Not too thick nor too thin.

Dr: Very drinkable. Hides its ABV well. A bit pricey on draught. Drank just grand out of a goblet. I wouldn't have it again if other Lost Abbey beers were available.

It would pair well with food.

B-

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2012 23:50:53 | More by kojevergas
Red Barn Ale from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 775 ratings.