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Inferno Ale - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

636 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 636
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 55
Gots: 68 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 05-04-2008)
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Reviews by flayedandskinned:
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flayedandskinned

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 10-26-12

Poured into a standard tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy straw yellow. A thick, meringue like, 3 finger tall billowy white head spews forth from the bottom of the glass immediately. Great head retention and curtains of lace cling for life to the tulip as you imbibe. Gorgeous.

Aroma: Scents of lemon and fresh cut grass burst forth from the glass. Plenty of Belgian yeast character here; Pear, hay, faint banana, light pepper and some farmhouse funk for good measure. Makes me think they might have used a saison yeast for this brew. An interesting acidic tone surfaces as the beer warms in it's glass.

Taste: Huge, snappy citrus right out front with some saison-esque, peppery funk right behind it. Notes of pear surface as the chewy malts start to coat your tongue for a brief moment in time before the lively carbonation lifts them off of your palate. The 9% alcohol is very well masked. The beer finishes bone dry with a somewhat tart, lingering hop bitterness to balance the sweetness of this high ABV brew.

Mouthfeel: Juicy and chewy, yet really crisp and refreshing with the high carbonation of this ale.

Overall: Definitely the best American brewed Strong Golden Ale I've had. Slightly Maltier than the original SGA, Duvel. Well balanced, and begs to be paired with some freshly grilled salmon and a green salad with a light champagne vinaigrette drizzled on top.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 02:08:29 | More by flayedandskinned
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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.

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Inferno Ale from The Lost Abbey
90 out of 100 based on 636 ratings.