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Biere D'Abbaye Lacu - Brasserie Lacu

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very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Lacu visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 06-21-2011)
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

kmos27, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

schaffer9252, Jun 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Mix_Master_Mike, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Nightrain, Oct 24, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

LOOK: Corked and caged bottle opens with an audible pop. Pours a slightly hazed gold with a large soapy head that laces the glass well. Has a bit of a chill haze on it.

SMELL: Sweet yeasty aroma with a light but pungent floral hop.

TASTE: In the taste, white grape, clean malt, and a slightly musty yeast note. Hops are mild but balancing hop character. Clean, yeasty and a nice table beer.

FEEL: Medium bodied with a champagne like character.

OVERALL: A lovely Belgian style ale brewed in Italy. Above average for the Belgian pale ale style.

Stinkypuss, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

BrandonOakes, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

JDavidRice, Sep 12, 2013
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3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Date tasted: June 27, 2013... Glassware: Duvel oversized tulip... Occasion: goodbye school year, hello, summer--and goodbye NBA draft anxiety,, hello Anthony Bennett?!... Appearance: thick, falling-from-the-club-type foam head that sits unevenly on a pale, peach body of slow-paced carbonation--worthy of repeated viewing... Aroma: sports a softened mux of coriander and light hops--some bright banana and sugar tease, but not full-nostriled... Palate: rather smooth with wrinkles of aftertaste; slight carbonation gives it a champagne mouthfeel but much drier... Taste: sweetish? honeyesque? a delicate-tasting orange profile that doesn't maintain its strength... Overall: From the start, gives one high hopes,, and on this day, when Cleveland moves forward, I'd like to think this beer is a good deal like Bennett--capable of great things despite its inability to truly be a #1 draft....

dacrza1, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

jbaker67, May 13, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle into snifter. lot: 1754.

A: slightly hazed golden yellow body. head is voluminous and is a bright white hue. great retention and super thick lacing. everything a bottle conditioned Belgian style ale should look like.

S: fruity. a lot of yeasty esters. a bit of an earthy hop aroma as well. sweet. slight biscuit. bready.

T: very fruity. pears and a bit of apple as well. a little bit of oxidation is going on here. virtually no bitterness. finish is estery combining with more fruit.

M: jacked up. almost effervescent. medium body.

D: not a bad brew here. not exactly what I think of when drinking a Belgian pale ale, but regardless, still plenty of positive Belgian notes. good work Italy on making a good example of a neighboring brew.

Jimmys, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

TheMerryMonk, Mar 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

HundredWeight, Dec 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Gww1864, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Calculat0r, Sep 04, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean deep yellow with a white head. In the aroma, a mellow gingerbread like malt and a small candy sugar. In the taste, a mellow malt and a small abrasion of candy sugar. A small bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a lightly dry and mellow candy sugar in the aftertaste. Honestly, it smells like Belgium. Mellow and basic, but just about average.

OWSLEY069, Jun 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

jbuckeye, Apr 17, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a tall 750 ml corked bottle (with an explosive pressure), this beer is an interesting golden ale. Sampled it with my wife on Easter Sunday afternoon. The beer is a slightly hazy gold color with a very slim white head and lots of yeast floaties. The beer is effervescent,with champagne-like bubbles. The aroma is dry, with a floral and spice scent. Orange blossom and honey. The taste is semi-dry, with a delicate malt and spice character. Nice balance and a little carbonic bite. Fuller in body than I expected...after a few sips, it no longer comes across as a light and airy beer. Overall, this one is good, but not really outstanding.

Suds, Apr 08, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours crystal clear, dark gold with columns of carbonation. A four-inch, rocky, white head slowly dissipates, never quite completely, as it leaves patches of sticky lace and a film on the glass.

Pleasant funkiness of fermented apples that have been laying on the ground. Sweetness wrestles with the fruity yeastiness and there is a hint of perfumy hops in the background.

The flavor is a mix of acidity, bitterness and light, sour flavors. These carry through into a subtle and lingering finish. There is a bit of apricot up front and apple cider in the middle.

A medium body that is a bit oily with lots of carbonation. This one is fresh like a crisp, sunny autumn day.

This beer draws out memories of the apple harvest and days in the barn with an apple press, great people and good times.

SLeffler27, Mar 11, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An Italian take on a classic Belgian style, the first thing you will notice about Lacu is its frothy, creamy, and unyielding head. This hazy golden ale’s aroma is full of lemon, orange, and yeast.

Sweet grapes, grassy malt, and a mix of lemon and orange. Hops provide just a touch of bitterness. The 6.3% ABV warms a bit, as well. I also like the champagne characteristics with its effervescence, slightly dry finish, and flavor.

Lacu is smooth, creamy, and exceptionally well balanced. It will also take forever to get through it because the glass is half full of foam after every pour.

Perhaps not mind-blowing, but my, is that tasty

McNealc31, Mar 04, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this on a whim at Hop City in Atlanta for about $2.50 for a 750mL bottle. Deep gold color with a bit of yeast particles because I poured too fast. Slight bit of lacing on wall of glass. Clean taste. The aftertaste is pleasant with no bitterness. I have no issue with drinking it again.

pgr2ferrari, Mar 03, 2012
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Biere D'Abbaye Lacu from Brasserie Lacu
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