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Carnevale - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
89
very good

627 Ratings
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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 40
Gots: 55 | FT: 1
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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scootny

New York

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into my Chimay chalice. A cloudy golden amber with a two finger head. Good retention and lots of lace. Gentle streams of carbonation are evident.

Smell is of sour apple and fruity yeast esters. A hint of banana playing peek-a-boo . A slightly vinous note in the back.

Taste is smooth, almost wheaty malt, lemon, sour apple, and yeasty goodness. A Belgian spice blend. A shade of honey. Mellow hop bittering at the finish. A somewhat longish dry finish tinged with orange peel and faint soap that leads back to mild hoppiness.

Mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth. Good carbonation and medium weight. A gentleness that makes it seem lighter.

Drinkability is excellent. Very easy to go through many bottles of this stuff. I just went through this one too fast!

Bottle courtesy of WasTrikenSie. Thanks Tom!!

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2008 23:12:31 | More by scootny
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Pours a slightly hazed golden straw color with white head and plenty of lacing. The aroma is full of yeast driven esters giving off both fruity, winesque and earthy aromas. Some hay, bread, not too much funk but undeniably Belgian in nature.

The taste follows suit with an earthy, bready character, a touch of spice, but mainly a very expressive Belgian yeast strain. Borders on tart but never really gets there. Medium bodied, highly carbonated feel. Overall, this is a really solid Belgian style ale.

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Carnevale from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.