Gift Of The Magi - The Lost Abbey
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3.7/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
03-10-2014 01:33:00 | More by JamieDuncan
3.74/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
03-07-2014 08:12:29 | More by seand
3.84/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
03-01-2014 02:38:50 | More by spinrsx
4.1/5 rDev +7.9%
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.
02-23-2014 04:10:10 | More by superspak
Gift Of The Magi from The Lost Abbey
86 out of 100 based on 603 ratings.