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Gift Of The Magi - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
86
very good

559 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 559
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%


Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 06-10-2007)
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Reviews by FtownThrowDown:
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle generously shared by PWoods.

Pours a dark burgundy in color. Much darker than I was expecting. A little bit of a froth around the edges, but mostly bubbles around the glass.
Smell is very ripe, juicy dark fruits. There's also some sweetness to the smell as well.
Taste is even more of the dark fruits. Plum, dark grapes, figs, just wonderful. You get just the most subtle amount of brett in the flavor. I was told to expect more, but it was just lying underneath. Nice component to the beer, but not a forefront flavor. Thoroughly enjoyable. Carbonation was good. Medium mouthfeel and very easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 16:53:58 | More by FtownThrowDown
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-16-2014 17:21:28 | More by bleedsblu
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-16-2014 17:09:16 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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reebtaerG

Maryland

3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on draft at Lost Abbey on 4/3/14

A-Dark hazy copper with a thick off white head.

S-Aroma is pepper with caramel, plum and raisin.

T-Taste follows suit and adds some toffee and light vanilla notes. Medium alcohol presence.

M-Mouthfeel has a stickyness and moderate carbonation.

O-Overall a decent biere de garde from Lost Abbey nice balance of fruit and spice and yeast and malt.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2014 02:01:50 | More by reebtaerG
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint glass. Only 2013 is readable from the freshness stamp
A: Orange-ish brown with a two-finger head that slowly settles
S: Fig, caramel, candied orange peel, toast
T: Raisins, fig, caramel, toffee, baking spice
M: Full-bodied, a bit sweet, short finish though hides the 10% well
O: Apparently this is only the third Bière de Garde style I've had. I need to try more. This particular bottle is not a bad beer but I doubt I'll actively look for more. I didn't pick up any of the brett mentioned on the back label

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 00:24:17 | More by ONUMello
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-09-2014 21:55:08 | More by JimmyAloysius
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-31-2014 14:43:02 | More by wonothesane42
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Great-Pyrebeers

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-28-2014 03:43:26 | More by Great-Pyrebeers
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-27-2014 13:25:14 | More by InspectorBob
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Colorado

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

03-21-2014 04:02:51 | More by mdaschaf
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California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

03-16-2014 22:27:07 | More by jkane101
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kmanjohnson

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-14-2014 22:20:15 | More by kmanjohnson
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Can't really remember where I picked this beer up but my beer guru noticed it and said they were a really good brewery so we gave it a run. Good, but not great looking beer and smell was similar. Good taste but nothing outstanding. Gains some bonus points overall for ABV that does not come across as boozy. Overall I would not buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 01:33:00 | More by JamieDuncan
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-09-2014 23:52:16 | More by bubseymour
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seand

California

3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a cloudy brown with a fair amount of tan head. Clumps of foam retain on the surface and around the edge of the glass, leaving a fair amount of lacing.

S: Mild funky grainy sweetness.

T: Strong, spiced, sweet, boozy, and again a touch funky. It's a pleasant overall blend.

M: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

Overall, quite nice, and dangerously drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 08:12:29 | More by seand
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-07-2014 02:39:10 | More by threedaggers
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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Wisconsin

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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle from the Palm Desert CA Total Wine for $5 on clear out

Appearance – Brown colour with an above average size fizzy beige coloured head. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it was gone. A few flaoties are around.

Smell – Malts, grapes/raisins, plums, yeast

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and some yeast. There is also some dark fruit, anise, and a burnt molasses like flavour.

Overall – Just a little rough during the after taste.. other than that, a great scent and a solid flavour. Another great beer from this brewer.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 02:38:50 | More by spinrsx
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Gift Of The Magi from The Lost Abbey
86 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.