Inferno Ale - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by Vancoubeer:
3.48/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
I am seriously trying to get into Belgian beers. It is a hit or miss and this counts for both domestic and imported beers. After popping the cork and pouring into my snifter, it looked good but I was hoping for something less filtered. The smell was sweet and spicy but nothing special. The taste was a little better. I let it warm a bit and got a bit more spice but was not savoring every sip. I got bored with it pretty quick. The mouthfeel was pretty average. Nothing special. Overall this was good, but for a Belgian Strong Pale, I was left with my desires unsatisfied. The carbonation was there but did not clean the palate like I would have liked. The strong portions of the flavor stuck around a bit too long. Lost Abbey makes some good brews. Despite my warm buzz at the end of the entire bottle, I felt as if I was ripped off by the brewer. I'd rather have a Damnation or a Pranqster, which can be argued as a different classification. But for American brewed Belgian golden/pale ales, this one is not at the top of my list. However, many may think I am wrong.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2011 17:07:47 | More by Vancoubeer
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
1 PINT 9.4FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
A - This beer is pale yellow in color with a slight haze. It is topped with a mountain of fluffy, white head. Chunks of foam cling to the sides of the glass.
S - I get light fruit notes. Pear comes to mind. I smell some spices as well.
T - The taste follows the smell. I get spices and pear. I do get a little alcohol.
M - Moderate
O - It is a nice beer, but it is not outstanding for the style. The taste and smell are a bit on the weak side. It drinks easily though.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2014 23:39:22 | More by buschbeer
Inferno Ale from The Lost Abbey
90 out of 100 based on 641 ratings.