Gift Of The Magi - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
86
very good

644 Ratings
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Ratings: 644
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 53
Gots: 94 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 06-10-2007)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.55/5  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 644 ratings.