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Carnevale - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
89
very good

615 Ratings
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Ratings: 615
Reviews: 302
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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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

09-10-2012 20:12:38 | More by tln13
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml brown corked and caged bottle purchased from BevMo in Sunnyvale, CA. Brought back to Sydney where I cracked it with Sam and Chris during a brewday.

Pours a bright yellow-golden colour, with solid hazing and a crackling, aerated head that foams itself out of existence pretty quickly. A fine mesh of white lace lingers atop the glass. Body is light and fluid. Carbonation is fine. Looks pretty good overall.

Nose is clean and bright, with some crisp funk that doesn't really get earthy or horsey. Some peach character comes through with a sweetness that reminds me a little of clipped grass. High carbonation is also noticeable here until it runs out of steam. Overall, it's a very pleasant nose though.

Taste is clean and bright, but certainly sweeter than many saisons. The peach character again runs through from middle to back, giving a slightly jammy character on the finish. Beyond this is a hint of pepper, and on the front is the earthiness of the funk that never really expressed itself fully on the palate. Alcohol is very well hidden—American saisons can often feel a little blunt, which allows the booze to show a little more, but there's none of that here.

Feel is great. Smooth but bright.

Overall, this is a really drinkable, and very enjoyable saison. There's a cleanness to the funk, and a smoothness from the additional sweetness. The peach character is what sets it apart, and it's a fine character for a saison. Very nice indeed.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 04:42:23 | More by lacqueredmouse
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4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pour: got a murky golden color liquid with a soapy thick foam head. This reminds me of a belgium style brew just by the pour you can tell.

smell: you get a sweet smell that is quite lovely.

taste: a nice blend of sour sweet and spice. More sweet then anything this is a nice brew by lost abbey. There is a nice fruitiness that is on this beer that makes it easy to drink and being a 6.5 abv its always good to make it easy to drink.

Overall: The spice is really nice on this not too harsh where it kills the taste just a nice smooth brew all the way through.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 12:19:06 | More by beerviews2013
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Carnevale from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 615 ratings.