Gift Of The Magi - The Lost Abbey
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4.35/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
It was the day after Christmas and the pub menu said "gold, frankincense and myrrh" so I gave it a try.
Poured out a deep amber color with a tan two finger head that quickly receded to almost nothing into a 12oz tulip. Lacing slid down the glass with each sip but hung around till almost the last drop. The aroma coming from this beer hit me before I even picked up the glass. It was like a cornucopia of fruits. I could smell cherries, apples, raisins or prunes and it seems they didn't even try hiding the scent of alcohol, which I didn't mind at all after I took a sip. The taste reminded me almost of wine with lots of alcohol undertones. Again, cherries and apples were very present. Mouthfeel was a bit oily on the lips but finished clean. Not too easy to drink due to the alcohol being so noticeable. I wouldn't be able to handle more than one or two of these before calling it quits. A great ale indeed.
Serving type: on-tap
12-27-2008 17:45:39 | More by advm1
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