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Gift Of The Magi - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
86
very good

655 Ratings
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Ratings: 655
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 53
Gots: 102 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerBeing on 06-10-2007

It seems that everyone knows the story of the Three Kings. Sent to follow the star in the sky each brought a gift for the baby they sought. One King brought Gold, the other Frankincense and the other Myrrh. Many breweries produce a Christmas Seasonal beer and this is our beer to celebrate the holiday season.
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4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
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Drank during tailgate party during the Rose Bowl pregame on 01/01/2015. GO DUCKS!!!

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3.85/5  rDev +1%
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3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Lost Abbey in San Marcos, CA.

A- Clear reddish-brown body. Half finger white head, relatively minimal retention time, no lacing.

S- Cloves, non-specific spices, dark fruits, crackers, bread, toffee. Reasonably spice-forward. A bit of alcohol.

F- Dark fruits, cloves, bread, plums, crackers, more holiday spices that I can't put a finger on at this particular moment in time. It's a reasonably strong beer with decent complexity in terms of the amount of flavours, but it doesn't seem to completely jive together here.

M- Medium in body, a bit syrupy and sweet on the finish with the accompanying spices adding a bit of herbal bitterness. Good carbonation. A bit of boozy heat on the backend.

O- Decent Biere de Garde, a lot of things going on but it's a bit heavy handed and a bit too much to drink for me.

Final score: 3.55

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Gift Of The Magi from The Lost Abbey
86 out of 100 based on 655 ratings.