1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

The Lost Abbey

Not Rated.
   No picture uploaded.
   Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

206 Ratings
Ratings: 206
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 12.36%
Active Beers: 37
Beer Ratings: 19,804
Beer Avg: 4.09
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

155 Mata Way
Ste 104
San Marcos, California, 92069-2983
United States
phone: (800) 918-6816

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @lostabbey

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

Port Brewing beers:
 http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/p ... ile/13839/ 

(Place added by: Todd on 09-01-2006)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 206 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by nickd717:
Photo of nickd717
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%

Ah, the good old Flat - I mean Lost - Abbey. Man, I'm bummed that the latest batch of Angels Share is carbonated and I can't use that joke anymore. So, I haven't been here during normal hours, but I did come for an event (Barrel Tasting Night '09), so I've earned the right to post a review because I shelled out 85 smackers for the damn thing only to be once again denied a chance to try Yellow Bus. Most elusive beer ever.

The place is basically a big brewery. There are fermentation tanks and a crapload of barrels where they are supposedly -bal aging all types of -bal aged awesomeness that may or may not end up carbonated. Very spacious, even for a big event like the barrel tasting. Not much in the way of ambiance besides that, but hey, it's a brewery and that's exactly the impression you get from it.

As for quality, well, it's Port/Lost Abbey. Their beers on tap are amazing. The bottle prices are a bit high at times, but the beer is very good. Tap prices are pretty reasonable. For this event, Vince cooked up some incredible food, but from what I understand they don't usually serve food here. Service is pretty good. The ladies at the bar usually poured me a drink within a minute or so, and I didn't sense any douchebaggery among the people working there.

Overall, a great brewery to visit. I'll definitely come by during normal hours sometime. The webcam there is a nice touch too. Don't ever go there when you've lied and told someone you're somewhere else!

nickd717, Feb 03, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of MickeyHops
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%

MickeyHops, Sunday at 02:12 PM
Photo of Declercq
1/5  rDev -77.1%

Declercq, Friday at 09:35 PM
Photo of NJB145
4/5  rDev -8.5%

NJB145, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of jdelenikos89
4.88/5  rDev +11.7%

jdelenikos89, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of david131
4/5  rDev -8.5%

david131, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

GRG1313, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

spycow, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of frankd97
1/5  rDev -77.1%

frankd97, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of Russkiy
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Russkiy, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of NathanielCush
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Awesome guys here at the Port/ Lost Abbey Brewery. Free chips, $1 tasters, fun environment. (what brewery isn't)

NathanielCush, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of DahWag
5/5  rDev +14.4%

DahWag, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of scorpionpower
5/5  rDev +14.4%

scorpionpower, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of Usarjj
4.92/5  rDev +12.6%

Usarjj, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of JackNip
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

JackNip, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of define333
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

define333, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of fito1212
5/5  rDev +14.4%

fito1212, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of acidreflux
5/5  rDev +14.4%

acidreflux, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of SwG237
4.5/5  rDev +3%

SwG237, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of KangarooRat
5/5  rDev +14.4%

KangarooRat, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of jjf3792
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

jjf3792, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of Skunkdrool
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Skunkdrool, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

acurtis, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of NorCalBeer
4.5/5  rDev +3%

NorCalBeer, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of RogueOz
4/5  rDev -8.5%

I've been here several times. The best time, like most places, is during the week when everyone else is working. This is one place that is on everyone's bus tour, so Saturdays especially can be very crowded. Its is in an industrial park, so parking during the week can be a problem because parking spots are allocated for other businesses, not so much a problem during the weekend when other businesses are closed. Nice large bar service area that can get a little crowded once the outer lying barrel tables are accounted for. Always a good selection with the regular fair and a few BA/limited release stuff on hand. They never pick-up the phone so best way to contact is via email, or follow blog-get on contact list. I have seen CHP parked down at the end of the cul-de-sac on several occasions before you turn into the brewery so be careful. They are obviously waiting to catch an easy ticket/DUI. Nice open air feeling, the occasional food truck (mostly weekends). Security on hand to check ID's, and calm down any riff-raff. Always had a good experience here despite the occasional crowd. Tons of bottles and merchandise usually on sale. 10 mins away from several other breweries, notably Stone. Hope this helps. Cheers.

RogueOz, Oct 11, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
The Lost Abbey in San Marcos, CA
97 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.