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Carnevale - The Lost Abbey

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89
very good

561 Ratings
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Ratings: 561
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.32%


Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
2008 (first release) does not have brettanomyces.

(Beer added by: seaoflament on 02-12-2008)
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Reviews by jpoder:
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jpoder

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

cork and caged 750 ml bottle poured into a snifter. cork was nearly impossible to remove! never had that problem before.

a: golden clear creamy white head with good retention

s: fantastic sour smell (closed my eyes and thought it was a rodenbach grand cru) with oak? wow...this was a good smell

t: not nearly as good as the smell. there is a good brett funk, and some sourness (not nearly as much as the smell would suggest) too much bitter hop throws the taste out of balance IMHO. kind of gives a dank, bitter taste to what I think would be a great beer

m: perhaps a touch sweet/heavy for what I think of as a saison.

d: good. i wish the bittering hops were toned down a bit, but a good beer overall.

smells like a rodennbach, tastes like an oerbier mixed with an IPA. not my favorite Saison (or whatever) but good.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 02:15:12 | More by jpoder
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Appearance - Hazy pale orange yellow. Medium white head. Thin layer of foam.

Smell - Bretty. Bright fruity esters. A bit of stone fruit. Lots of pale malt. Peppery.

Taste - Fruity. Peachy. Pale malt. Earthy brett. Mild bitterness and some white pepper.

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A: Saffron yellow body clouded with a bit of yeast haze. Plenty of carb produces a billowy mass of course khaki suds that slips down to a chunky thick halo. Large globules of stick run down the glass.

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M: Light to moderate body. Frothy feel with an upper level of prickly carbonation. Very dry in the finish as to be expected with the style. A nice clean retreat in the end.

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Carnevale from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 561 ratings.