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Biere D'Abbaye Lacu - Brasserie Lacu

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BA SCORE
85
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Lacu visit their website
Italy

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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3/5  rDev -21.3%

bonbini26, Jan 13, 2012
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3.32/5  rDev -12.9%

NJB145, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of rmccomas
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into tulip glass.

A: cloudy gold color typical of style
S: lemony light fruit and yeast notes
T: The lemongrass comes thru most of all, with the yeast following on the end. Very tasty!
M: light with good carbonation, par for the style.
O: This is a very good beer, and with only 6 reviews, sorta rare i am guessing. glad i got the chance to try one. It wont knock your socks off, but its well worth the price

rmccomas, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
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
Photo of Suds
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
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
Photo of cr0ckett
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours hazy yellow with a slight orange tint. White fizzy head; leaves a little lacing.
S: Yeast and grains. Hint of spices and some banana?
T: Grainy, malty, banana in the finish . Surprised the spices didn't come through as much as in the smell.
M: First thing I noticed was the high carbonation; lighter, dry.
O: Overall an refreshing, enjoyable beer. I would've liked a little more full flavor and less carbonation, but this is my first experience with this category of beer. I tried to keep this in mind in my review. This was a fun beer to try, especially because the cork pops off like a champagne bottle; makes it feel like a special occasion no matter what. Definitely worth a try if you can find it.

cr0ckett, Aug 08, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Mix_Master_Mike, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Gww1864, Oct 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

kmos27, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of bluejacket74
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a tulip glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy gold color with an inch and a half white head that stays around for a while. There's a good amount of lacing left on the glass. The brew smells like bready malt, bananas, some tropical fruit and a bit of clove. It tastes like lemon and orange peel, bready malt, pears, and a bit of banana, spice and a floral hop flavor. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it has high but soft carbonation and it's easy enough to drink. I think it's a decent brew, it's worth trying but at $11.99 a bottle it's not something I'd buy very often.

bluejacket74, Sep 04, 2011
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3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
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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3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a hazy golden yellow color. The head and lacing were pretty nice looking. The smell was citrusy and had some nice spices on the nose. The taste had some of the same basic elements. The flavors were spicy, floral, citrusy, and yeasty. As much flavor as it had it maintained it's light character and was quite refreshing on the mouthfeel. Overall the beer is pretty tasty and was a real rarity to see in the states.

Knapp85, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of metter98
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy dark yellow in color. Lots of yeast particles are visible floating near the bottom, even on the first glass poured from the bottle. It poured with a finger high white head that gradually died down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of yeast in the nose along with flavors of lemon, spices and yeast.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of lemons, spices and yeast.
M: It feels medium-bodied and dry on the palate with a high amount of carbonation.
O: This a very solid Belgian Pale Ale and the lemony flavors add some interesting qualities.

metter98, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

schaffer9252, Jun 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

dbrauneis, Jan 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jbuckeye, Apr 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

JDavidRice, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

craigdb, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jbaker67, May 13, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml to a pint glass.

Pours a hazy straw yellow with visible sediment and a 3 finger fluffy white head. Smells of lemon citrus, orange peels, some spice, earthy and grassy aromas, and a slight banana scent from the yeast. The taste starts off with with a big soapy fizz of citrus then into flavors of original bubblegum, banana and orange. Light in body and feel, crisp, and highly carbonated. Overall a decent BPA.

gabedivision, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Jimmys
3.81/5  rDev 0%
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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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
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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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a bright gold in color with mild turbidity and a light and fizzy white head that quickly dissipated. After the pour it appears a little watery. It smells sweet and yeasty and features a lot of clove and some banana with spices. It tastes of sweet and spicy yeasts and again features banana and cloves. It doesn't deliver much complexity but hits on what it should for the style. It drinks a little thin for my liking but isn't too thin by any means. Overall it is a solid Belgian.

aasher, Aug 03, 2011
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; B335 0245 bottle code. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, coriander, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, coriander, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and hebral/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, coriander, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian pale ale. All around good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Friday at 04:14 AM
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Biere D'Abbaye Lacu from Brasserie Lacu
85 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.