Sede Vacante - The Lost Abbey
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4.66/5 rDev +12.6%
We bought a bunch of bottles, but they have it on tap as well. Appearance is very hazy, light brown, almost no carbonation, almost muddy looking, no lace on the taster glass. Smells very boozy, sweet, raisins, vanilla, figs, barrel. Taste is very boozy, the cognac and brandy come through up front, but it's also warm and smooth. Sits nicely on the tongue, the low carbonation creates a soft and musty feel that accentuates the strong brandy and cognac character. Definitely a slow sipper. Aftertaste is warm and buttery. Not many secondary flavors, mostly the spirits coming through strong. The malts are far behind the booze. All in all, an excellent beer. No need to age, tastes aged already. The word around me is that the bottles are less carbonated than draft. We'll see once we open a bottle.
03-23-2013 17:53:27 | More by timonan
4.55/5 rDev +9.9%
Not a full review, but I have this FT and feel I should qualify my ranking. This beer was awesome on tap. One of my favorite Lost Abbey beers so far. From the bottle the flatness is hard to ignore. It still tastes great, but just a bit of carb would go a long way.
04-27-2013 16:38:37 | More by ScottO
Sede Vacante from The Lost Abbey
92 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.