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Gift Of The Magi - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
86
very good

596 Ratings
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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 53
Gots: 79 | FT: 2
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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jkane101

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%

03-05-2014 04:08:10 | More by mikeburd1128
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Brasso

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-02-2014 22:54:56 | More by Brasso
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DustinSWB

Florida

5/5  rDev +31.6%

03-01-2014 20:58:04 | More by DustinSWB
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-01-2014 13:19:21 | More by wisrarebeer
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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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Eighty

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

02-24-2014 22:17:13 | More by Eighty
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-24-2014 18:01:54 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Kurmaraja

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-23-2014 22:49:24 | More by Kurmaraja
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2013 vintage. Pours very hazy deep ruby red color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and rocky light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big plum, pear, peach, apricot, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toast, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, light mustiness, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, apricot, pear, apple, caramel, brown sugar, clove, pepper, toast, herbal, floral, grass, light mustiness, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, plum, apricot, pear, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toast, clove, pepper, herbal, light mustiness, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly slick, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent biere de garde style! All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 04:10:10 | More by superspak
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-09-2014 00:16:06 | More by psoriasaurus
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MarkJBurch

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-09-2014 00:08:23 | More by MarkJBurch
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topdown

California

3/5  rDev -21.1%

02-07-2014 00:15:26 | More by topdown
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jwswigs

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-06-2014 09:28:59 | More by jwswigs
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-03-2014 16:43:12 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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ThePaleRider

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-02-2014 15:24:19 | More by ThePaleRider
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vfgccp

New York

4.31/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2012 bottle opened Jan 2014.

A - Deep nectarine orange / brown body. Creamy off-white head settles quickly with ok lace.

S - Unique nose; apricot, rhubarbe, cherry twisters, fresh oregano, dandilion flowers.

T - Herbal spiciness, watermelon rind, rose water, raw nutmeg, waxy bitter greens.

M - Medium frame with a really nice spice that lightens the body. Silky smooth finish.

O - Bright, herbal, and spicy. An off-beat, well executed beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 02:34:36 | More by vfgccp
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-31-2014 05:09:57 | More by ricecracker420
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deesfrank

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-29-2014 02:51:34 | More by deesfrank
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Joshpu

California

3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle to a snifter.

A: Poured a dark amber with about two fingers of beige head. More than average carbonation.

S: Fruity, little bit of funk. Smells pretty sweet. A little floral, grassy.

T: Sweet malt pretty much throughout the entire beer. Some sweet fruit as well. Floral and slightly bitter hops on the end. Grassy.

M: Medium bodied. Quite a bit of carbonation. Fairly easy to drink, besides the sweetness.

Overall pretty good, a little too malty sweet for me, but it still has some nice balance as to not be too overwhelmingly sweet.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 09:57:48 | More by Joshpu
Gift Of The Magi from The Lost Abbey
86 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.