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The Angel's Share Grand Cru - The Lost Abbey

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The Angel's Share Grand CruThe Angel's Share Grand Cru

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

205 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 205
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 185
Gots: 30 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  16.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A blend of both bourbon and brandy barrel aged Angel's Share aged in oak barrels from 1-5 years

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-15-2010)
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zestar

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

11-02-2013 00:43:54 | More by zestar
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served in a small snifter.

Essentiially black; excellent lacing.

Feel: excellent except for some high ABV harshness; near full body; very good, if relatively high (for style), carbonation.

Taste: Sweet up front; Rich and complex; dark roasted malts dominate the bitter/sweet aftertaste.

O: Outstanding. Improved with warming and more warming.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 15:59:43 | More by chinchill
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throwback

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

09-17-2013 17:03:56 | More by throwback
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huskermike12

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

09-02-2013 20:48:30 | More by huskermike12
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-17-2013 20:58:20 | More by TurdFurgison
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Tennessee

4/5  rDev -8.5%

08-17-2013 01:44:01 | More by AlexFields
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-12-2013 18:47:18 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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Jordy777

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

07-26-2013 12:33:51 | More by Jordy777
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

06-02-2013 15:31:17 | More by JAHMUR
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3%

04-27-2013 08:58:18 | More by Kelp
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

03-24-2013 03:29:26 | More by alysmith4
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logan0203

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

03-18-2013 21:07:30 | More by logan0203
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dctriman

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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smakawhat

Maryland

3.05/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass at Smoke & Barrel DC, for the DC bottle share. From notes.

Really looks like brandy, with a great clear caramel color and amber body. No head presented.

Nose seems intriguing. Mild funk. Closed but a little subtle. Some hiding sweet caramel with a noticeable vinegar and acid. Not sure where this is going.

Palate hits with a giant mix of acid and caramel sweetness. Medium mouthfeel to let some of the malts carry around, but the tartness on this is just huge, with a big blast of acetic quality, which really doesn't mix with this thick caramel at all.

I don't think this is by design, this went somewhere else, it feels like there's a good brew hiding in here somewhere, but I don't even know what to think after drinking this.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 22:04:29 | More by smakawhat
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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California

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California

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Missouri

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Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev -8.5%

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Missouri

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California

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

06-17-2012 07:04:29 | More by drewone
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Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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The Angel's Share Grand Cru from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.