Gift Of The Magi - The Lost Abbey
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 598 | Reviews: 294 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ALESwhatCURESya:
3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Picked this up in Boston while I was out there for work in February 2009 since we cannot get Lost Abbey in WI (yet).
A-Rusted amber body with half finger head that didn't last very long. Moderate lacing ability. The clarity is a bit hazy with an unfiltered appearance.
S-Brettanomyces Brux is the dominant aroma leading to some sweet taffy-like Belgian profiles. I am a big fan of the barnyard funk and this one came off nice. This, being advertised as a Biere de Garde, did not have the strong cellar must that I was looking forward to.
T&M-As with the aroma, the Brett seems to take hold of this beer and starts off with a slightly soured maltiness. The hops come second string as the shine brightest in the bittering and dry finish although the mouthfeel is a bit too grainy in the end.
D-I think I have been infatuated with Lost Abbey based on its brewing techniques, minimal distribution, and general-mystique, but I am starting to rethink these intuitions based on a few prior LA tastings. This beer is very good, but doesn't blow my mind. I feel like the Brett did all the work in this one and I could brew it myself - not to say that I would not be totally impressed if I did. Very well flavored and decently balanced, but maybe not worth the $14 I paid.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2009 01:10:34 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
More User Reviews:
Gift Of The Magi from The Lost Abbey
86 out of 100 based on 598 ratings.