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Red Barn Ale - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
88
very good

861 Ratings
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Ratings: 861
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 64
Gots: 82 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: scottoale on 08-23-2006

This Farmhouse Ale traces its roots to the small rustic breweries of Southern Belgium. The word Saison comes to us from the French language and it means Season. Lightly spiced with Organic Ginger, Orange Peels, Black Pepper and Grains of Paradise, this brew promises to quench your thirst on the hottest Southern California days or wherever your travels may take you.
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Photo of heygeebee
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes

Pours a cloudy very light amber (red? nah..)

Aromas of yeast, almost banana/hefe but also sour.

Puckering true-to-saison bitterness builds, with yeast flavours continuing, and sharp dry finish.

Mouthfeel is almost chewy, but well refreshing - almost ideal.

Excellent ale, but a surprise given the name

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of kzoobrew
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to James for the bottle. Cheers buddy!

Golden rod colored body, clean and free of sediment. Huge five finger head is set atop. Very fluffy, fizzy bone white head. The head works its way back slowly, heavy lacing plastered to the wall of the glass. Outstanding looking Saison.

Grainy malt and strong yeast dominate the aroma. Strong band-aid aroma is very assertive. Slight lemon and peppery aroma linger just behind.

Flavor is dominated by loads of sweet grain and earthiness. Soft apricot fruitiness, grassy hops and strong dusty dry earthy flavor. Dry pepper flavor coats the tongue.

Medium bodied Saison, carbonation is on the lower end despite the massive foaminess. The finish is quite dry, appropriate for the style.

Red Barn is just not doing it for me. I like a dry earthy flavor in a Saison, this takes these flavors a bit too far. The flavor becomes a bit overpowering and brings the drinkability on a bit.

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle after a year or two in the cellar a slightly hazed gold color with two fingers of rich beige head.

Aroma of sweet caramel malts, apricot, herbal notes, light yeast and candy sugar.

The taste was much like the aroma but a tad sour. Caramel malts and apricot upfront, followed by yeast, white pepper and herbal notes. Finishes clean.

Medium bodied and sticky with a light-to-moderate carbonation.

An enjoyable Farmhouse Ale from The Lost Abbey.

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Red Barn Ale from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 861 ratings.