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Sede Vacante - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
92
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131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 80
Gots: 35 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Sede Vacante is a blend of Barleywine aged in Cognac barrels and Brandy barrel-aged Angel’s Share and at packaging came in at 15% ABV. A contemplative beer with substantial depth, Sede Vacante imparts tones of dark fruit and vanilla, with a warming finish from the Cognac. The strongest beer to emerge from The Lost Abbey, portions of the beer spent almost 5 years in a barrel. Sede Vacante can be enjoyed immediately or cellared till the next Papal Conclave, however long that may be.
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Ratings: 131 | Reviews: 14
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4.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Just bought the very last bottle of this from the brewery. Truly remarkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Carbonation aside, and there is literally none, this beer smells and tastes amazing.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Sede Vacante from The Lost Abbey
92 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.