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Mayan Apocalypse Judgment Day - The Lost Abbey

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166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 15
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

An end of the world version of our year-round Judgment Day. Made with cinnamon, chiles and tamarind.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 12-10-2012)
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California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-17-2013 17:04:29 | More by EROCK75
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Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

05-17-2013 01:41:40 | More by Dactrius
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moonknight31

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-16-2013 16:57:41 | More by moonknight31
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375 ml cork and caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Made quite a pop when the cork came out of this one. Huge amount of carbonation requiring multiple rests to get the entire contents into my tulip. Thick tan head on top of a very dark muddy brown liquid looks amazing in the glass.

Smell: First thing I get is cinnamon, and a lot of it. Going back for a second sniff, I get a bit of the malt sweetness from the base quad and just a touch of the peppers. As the beer warms, the sweet candy sugar smell comes through over the spices a bit more.

Taste: Peppery spices are the first thing noticed on the tip of the tongue, but that quickly gives way to the sweet caramel malt flavors of the quad. I get some dark fruit flavors in the middle of the tongue. the beer finishes dry, with the spices (not sure if it is pepper or pure cinnamon) coming back and leaving a tingle on the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Feels a bit strange in the mouth with the huge mix of spices and the abundance of carbonation. A little thin for what I would expect from such a big beer.

Overall: I'm not as impressed with this as I'd hoped to be, but it was by no means a let down. I think this could have been a real winner, but it seems they went a little overboard on the spices which drowned out the base beer a little too much.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 00:48:11 | More by Mattyb79
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Texas

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Oregon

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Illinois

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Vermont

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Virginia

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California

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California

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Pennsylvania

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California

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Arizona

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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portia99

Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375ml C&C bottle poured into a Lost Abbey stemmed glass.

A - Certainly no lack of carbonation here...a slow and careful pour yields a foamy explosion of tan colored head that rapidly fills the glass and threatens to overflow its confines. After a lengthy pour requiring several stages and intermediate rests, a body of extremely dark brown settles in the glass with a massive, rocky, tan head that just won't quit. Requires a bit of patience, but the end result is a truly beautiful beer in the glass.

S - Spicy with cinnamon taking center stage, Belgian yeasty spiciness too with some cloves, chile pepper that shows subtlely.

T - Peppers make a stronger statement in the flavor. Pepper flavor with some warmth up front. Sweet malt, caramelly sugar in character. Cinnamon spiciness. Bittering elements balance things very well, giving a bit of a dry impression on the finish.

M - The maltiness of the base quad comes thru, but is masked by the peppers and the spices. Overall, there is a dryness to this beer with the peppers taming the malty sugars. Body is medium full with an assertive carbonation. A bit of alcohol warmth comes thru past the peppers.

O - Interesting interpretation of the style Peppers and spices really balance and/or cover up the sweetness of the malts in the base beer. Makes this a little more drinkable...although I think I'm gonna regret this one in the morning...or more likely in the middle of the night - heartburn seems inevitable.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 23:11:56 | More by portia99
Mayan Apocalypse Judgment Day from The Lost Abbey
84 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.