Carnevale - The Lost Abbey
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4.11/5 rDev +3.8%
a: hazy bright burnt orange with some buttery looking notes making it look extremely smooth. large 4 finger bubbly, frothy bright white head
s: earthy grains, green pears, coriander, nice spicy Belgian yeast, white grapes, and some nice funk to round it out
t: i pick up the fruit and slight funk right away. pears, white grapes and apples. sweet lemongrass. quite a big malt presence in here - sweet caramel. ends with those refined earthy grains. at the very back of the tongue i pick up some bitterness, can't nail down from what. it feels earthy, like a tea leaf
m: medium with a lot of carbonation. really fizzes in your mouth, and you feel it in your belly
o: first thing i noticed when tasting was that i wished it had the same spice presence in the flavor as it had in the nose. some coriander in the flavor would have really made this pop. all the flavors in here are nice, and this is a seriously good drinker - would have just like some spice & some more funk to harmonize the sweet green fruits. that being said, this is still quite delicious
05-17-2014 04:22:25 | More by hopsputin
3.85/5 rDev -2.8%
Type: 750ml bottle (25.4 oz.)
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Costco in in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: May 12, 2014
Consumed: May 12, 2014
Misc.: Cork and twist
Poured a golden, straw, hazy color with five fingers of bubbly, foamy, white head. A few lines of bubbles coming up from the bottom on sides of the glass. Minimal lacing along the sides of the glass. Minimal retention.
Smelled a plethora of flavors. Got sour fruit, banana, kiwi, apple, grape, caramel, honey, bubblegum, floral hops, peppery spice and melon.
Tasted pretty close to the smell. Got sour fruit, apple, grape, kiwi, honey, caramel, slight butterscotch, Belgian spices and lemon grass.
Light body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Fruity finish.
A good Saison for sure. I’d have it again.
05-13-2014 04:30:10 | More by BucannonXC5
4.03/5 rDev +1.8%
Served in a pint glass at Estelle's in Boston.
Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale yellow with some clarity of bubbles coming up through the glass. Super nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Pepper, yeasty, vanilla, bready, a little funk, and citrus.
Taste: Same as above with a little bitterness and tart notes.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light bodied, medium to high carbonation, a little chewy, mild bitterness, and delicious
Overall: Pretty solid Saison with a little funk and tart to it. I dig it.
04-20-2014 01:15:47 | More by Flounder57
Carnevale from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 638 ratings.