20th Anniversary - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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20th Anniversary
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: flexabull on 10-29-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 7
Reviews by ChadC12:
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Photo of wstein70
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: I got it in a bulb glass, murky brown in color almost no head on it.
S: a hoppy citrus smell to it
T: it reminds me of a strong ale, a good balance of hops, Malts and citrus flavors
M: a clean tasting beer, no strong lingering aftertaste
D: a good beer, I would have it again, but I am not going to put it into my go-to rotation

Photo of flexabull
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Alehouse. Board said 8%, but no mention of style, I think this fits best in the "Strong Ale" category.

Pours a dark brown color with a faint head, a little murky looking.

Aromas are nice. Some dark fruits, like figs, raisins, and a strong brown sugar note.

Taste is very similar to the nose, but a little more restrained. Dark sugar flavors, light molasses, and some dark fruits as well. Finish has a hint of crispness and mineral hops.

Mouthfeel is nice and full.

Drinkability is pretty good. This beer isn't really the powerhouse of flavors I thought it would be, but it's still pleasant, unique, and drinks pretty well.

Photo of bbb099
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Woodstock's. Had it in a pintglass.

A - Clear, dark, auburn color with a moderate amount of white head.

S - I could not smell much with a pizza right next to me. Hints of sweet malt, bready aroma.

T - Flavor composed of mostly caramel malt. Citrusy hops and fruity taste are also present but takes a backseat to the malt. Interestingly, it ends on a sweet note. I was expecting a bitter hop finish.

M - Medium to full bodied. Moderate carbonation.

D - Decent drinkability. Nothing offensive about this beer, but nothing exceptional either.

Photo of BretSikkink
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color of an old penny, with a very thin and faint head. Slight haze. Nose, while unrestrained by any cap, still doesn't exactly leap out of the glass. Some dark fruit notes do arise, alongside some caramel.

Everything about this one is pulled back, close to watery. Disappointing for an anniversary brew. Fig and raisin and date jump in a rusty bathtub with caramel malts and use a floral body soap to scrub off a hint of dirty molasses.

I find the mix of flavors a little odd, and I would love more power out of this one. Too thin in the mouth, the carbonation doesn't have anything to do. A little boring, and not strong enough to compensate. Skip this one.

Photo of kwjd
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at City Beer in San Francisco back in November. Reviewing from my notes. The board said this was a barleywine I believe. Pours a slightly murky amber-brown colour with thin off-white head. Smells of brown sugar, mild hops, toffee and caramel. This seems like an incredibly sweet barleywine. Flavour is very sweet. I wish the sweetness was toned down a bit, as it hurt drinkability, but this is nice in small doses.

Photo of BreworFerment
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was on tap as an imperial red 8.7 ABV.

Murky almost brown color
Mousse like head
Light citrus hop on the nose not much else
Light roast, a little caramel maltiness, light citrus hop
Light Body for an Imperial

Good but not great as billed for an Imperial

Photo of kylehay2004
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 2.5 finger head on a murky brownish amber body with thick but scattered lacing.

S: sour cherries and dark fruit with a musty ad wet sock like character. These two cancel each other out as far as making this one a nice aromatous beer.

T: breads yeast and caramel up front moving to dark fruits mostly raisin, toffee and brown sugar and then finishing with a mildly tart cherry ending.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Is it just me or are most anniversary beers a let down? This one isn't bad but I wanted more.

20th Anniversary from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.