Inferno Ale - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by eclaycamp:
4.18/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I've been sitting on this beer for a couple of months. With the fourth snowfall in as many weeks, I figured that it was time to pull out a special beer to celebrate such a special occasion. Cork was a little tough to pull out, so I was concerned about a yeasty pour, but this is actually relatively clear, with nice carbonation. Color is a pale golden yellow. Smells super fruity, with a pleasant, almost cherry aroma. There's light cereal in the background, too. Smells pretty damn good. No head retention, but then again I'm using a Chimay glass, so there's really none needed. Mouthfeel is a little thin, but there's a ton of flavor hitting the mouth at once. Trying to catalog the tastes is a fool's errand. There's a slight sour funkiness that starts, followed by by some surprising levels of spice. The spice recedes and there's this wonderful Belgian fruitiness in the middle of the beer, with some light citrus, melon, and pear notes bleeding through. Mild citrus hop character helps to usher in a bone dry finish. Simply wonderful, and it only gets better as you let the beer warm up. The high ABV is never really all that noticeable, and the light body with the dry finish means you want to drink a whole bunch of it ... even if you probably shouldn't. Very good and would easily make it into my usual rotation if I could find it more often around here.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2011 23:19:09 | More by eclaycamp
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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.