1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Biere D'Abbaye Lacu - Brasserie Lacu

Not Rated.
Biere D'Abbaye LacuBiere D'Abbaye Lacu

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 7.92%
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of metter98
metter98

New York

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

01-01-2012 20:32:32 | More by metter98
Photo of Knapp85
Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -4.2%

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.

06-21-2011 22:05:08 | More by Knapp85
Photo of dbrauneis
dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-02-2012 04:26:31 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of Stinkypuss
Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

10-20-2013 00:48:04 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of bluejacket74
bluejacket74

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%

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.

09-04-2011 22:54:10 | More by bluejacket74
Photo of OWSLEY069
OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -8.2%

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.

06-11-2012 18:54:28 | More by OWSLEY069
Photo of aasher
aasher

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

08-03-2011 18:42:59 | More by aasher
Photo of Suds
Suds

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -8.2%

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.

04-08-2012 18:06:32 | More by Suds
Photo of jbaker67
jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-12-2013 23:15:44 | More by jbaker67
Photo of bonbini26
bonbini26

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-13-2012 18:49:04 | More by bonbini26
Photo of Gww1864
Gww1864

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-22-2012 00:32:29 | More by Gww1864
Photo of Jimmys
Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

04-09-2013 05:20:02 | More by Jimmys
Photo of SLeffler27
SLeffler27

New York

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%

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.

03-11-2012 20:36:24 | More by SLeffler27
Photo of scottbrew4u
scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%

A: Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a big, fluffy white head. The head settles nicely and sticks around leaving great lacing.
S: Toasted grains, biscuity and cracker like aroma to the malt with some touches of spices. Hops add some citrus character and pleasant bitterness to refresh and balance. Yeast is adds spicy character typical of a belgian ale with some light tropical fruity esters.

T: Crisp light roasted malt character with a dry cracker aftertaste. Spice is delicate but welcoming and hops even out the taste with some pineapple and citrus notes as well. Yeast is flavorful and providing more esters and spice.

M: Bubbly crisp carbonation with a light to medium body.

D: It was 100 degrees when I drank this and it was very refreshing and flavorful. So satisfying it was begging me to have more. Seek it out it is hard to find but new to the US.

07-23-2011 21:50:12 | More by scottbrew4u
Photo of dacrza1
dacrza1

New Jersey

3.59/5  rDev -5.3%

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....

07-03-2013 01:40:06 | More by dacrza1
Photo of kmos27
kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-09-2014 03:20:33 | More by kmos27
Photo of gabedivision
gabedivision

New York

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

02-18-2012 01:08:20 | More by gabedivision
Photo of GameOfBeers
GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-07-2014 14:18:06 | More by GameOfBeers
Photo of BrandonOakes
BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-12-2013 01:00:07 | More by BrandonOakes
Photo of schaffer9252
schaffer9252

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-04-2014 23:13:32 | More by schaffer9252
Photo of McNealc31
McNealc31

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +12.9%

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

03-04-2012 02:30:38 | More by McNealc31
Photo of Calculat0r
Calculat0r

Japan

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-04-2012 15:03:59 | More by Calculat0r
Photo of craigdb
craigdb

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-12-2014 22:45:23 | More by craigdb
Photo of JDavidRice
JDavidRice

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-12-2013 00:26:53 | More by JDavidRice
Photo of Nightrain
Nightrain

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-24-2013 02:58:32 | More by Nightrain
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Biere D'Abbaye Lacu from Brasserie Lacu
85 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.