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The Lost Abbey

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BEER AVG
4.08/5
Based on:
36 Beers
23,370 Hads
Place Score: 96
Reviews: 72
Visits: 285
Avg: 4.35
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

155 Mata Way #104
San Marcos, California, 92069-2983
United States
phone: (800) 918-6816 | map
lostabbey.com

Notes:
Place added by: Todd on 09-01-2006

Owned by Port Brewing Company. Not affiliated with Pizza Port.

Port Brewing beers:
 http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/p ... ile/13839/ 
Place: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 72 | Visits: 285
Reviews by MilwaukeeCrusher:
Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

First off, selection should never be lacking when offerings are available from two different brewery lines. The beers were superb and also some special offerings were available. The place lacked the old towne brew pub feel, being more industrial with the tap room surrounded by the brewery. Service was good, and sampling was generous. I would be happy to stop here again if ever return to the area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CoreyC
3.96/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Mike_Amps
4/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of gmartinez
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Frobert_Reynolds
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

I loved the atmosphere at Lost Abbey. It's nothing unique, it just has a certain feel to it and they have a great selection of beer that are all of great quality.

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Photo of Keeling
3.18/5  rDev -26.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of LXIXME
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

See Port Brewing, unless you want me to rant more.

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Photo of Joeshungry
4.35/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of dmk82
4.61/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SteamSka
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

The San Marcos location is a small place, and I wouldn't have it any other way. The beers are fantastic, cheap, and come with a very relaxed atmosphere. Don't go expecting to see anything but the bar and brewing equipment. Grab a barrel and enjoy one of the more unique brewing experiance in San Diego.

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Photo of M_chav
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of theDuck
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Redgoatman
3.79/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Beer_Line
4.93/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

One of my favorite breweries and tasting rooms there is. Their beers are world class and their staff and tasting room are SD OG. No gimmicks here. My only complaint is the price of their bottles.

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Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Another visit on my tour of San Diego. I have been wanting to go here for oh so many years as I love LA and it did not disappoint. Nice set of taps, bottles to go and everyone was uber friendly!

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Btip1969
4.72/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of sheenisgod
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kojevergas
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Spreetaper
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of indianabeerman
4.8/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Just an outstanding place to visit. Great beers good company and the service was A plus

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Photo of Catracho5
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Visited the Lost Abbey on a Thursday evening and was able to walk right in. First off, very small, standing room only, and lots of people. The employees were really helpful, polite, courteous, great service. Beers were great, sampled some beers and took some bottles home. I would definitely visit the Lost Abbey again.

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Photo of IndianaAndy25
4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

I love their beer! I was a little disapointed with the space but that may be because I just came from Stone. If you are going for the beer, you will not be disapointed.

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Photo of The_Wozz
3.87/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

Awesome brewery, fantastic beers, and a very nice minimalist setup. The Lost Abbey/Port brewing have a cool thing going here. They offer the goods without giving the tasting room a mainstream feel. I manage a local craft beer oriented restaurant so I carry their beers regularly.

Unfortunately

The service here is nearly awful. After 4 visits i have decided that it is only fair that i share my 'average' of experiences. Every beer server i have encountered has been very short, and blatantly rude to me. I have been scoffed at when asking for multiple tasters of their sours, told "too bad" when informing them of infected bottles I've purchased in house, and lied to about their apparel.

As someone who orders tens of thousands of dollars worth of beer from this company each year, i am sorely tempted to drop their account based on the unprofessionalism they have put forth to their biggest asset, their customers. While their beers may be world class, i would much rather drive the further distance to other places such as The Bruery, Green Flash, etc.

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Photo of SkiBumbo
3.64/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

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The Lost Abbey in San Marcos, CA
96 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.