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Gift Of The Magi - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
86
very good

616 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 616
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 53
Gots: 83 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jofat, Apr 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

bleedsblu, Apr 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Rand_ale_Thor, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of reebtaerG
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.

reebtaerG, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of ONUMello
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

ONUMello, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

JimmyAloysius, Apr 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

greenspointexas, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

wonothesane42, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Great-Pyrebeers, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

InspectorBob, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

afsdan, Mar 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

deNerval, Mar 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

mdaschaf, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

2beerdogs, Mar 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

jkane101, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

kmanjohnson, Mar 14, 2014
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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.

JamieDuncan, Mar 10, 2014
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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.

seand, Mar 07, 2014
Gift Of The Magi from The Lost Abbey
86 out of 100 based on 616 ratings.