Bottleworks 15th Anniversary Ale | The Lost Abbey

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86
very good
101 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by LiquidAmber on 03-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
101
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
13.95%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
22
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Birdlegs
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drone
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dwagner003
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sparky44
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHead84
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lare453
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of flagmantho
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Finally cracked my Bottleworks 15 today. Looking forward to it! Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich & cloudy brown hue with a finger of creamy light-brown foam atop. Quite attractive!

Smell: big, rich malt aroma with a good dark fruitiness of raisin and date plus a dash of chocolate. Wonderful!

Taste: malty with those same dark, dusty fruit flavors, plus a sourness up front which subsides as the sweetness re-asserts itself. i love it!

Mouthfeel: medium body with a moderate carbonation and a decent creaminess. Not too bad.

Overall: this is a damn fine beer. The flavors are a bit strong to drink it for a whole session, but overall very good.

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Photo of Goatdavemac
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of halo3one
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Domvan
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look - Bubbly thin head, amber colored
Smell - Tart, sour, infected
Taste - Strong alcohol flavor, nice body aside from the sour flavor, was probably a great beer originally
Feel - Infected

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3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Westyn
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lupercmda
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gouettn
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cultclassic89
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Smelled delicious, but was definitely starting to become infected as it had a very present tartness.

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Photo of vutoq
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Fizzy tan head.

Slightly tart, has a twang to it. Tequila shows nicely. Very interesting. Plums, raisins, brown sugar. The quad base definitely shows. Tart cherry flavors.

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Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunuelian
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown body with a half inch of beige head. Roasted malt, chocolate. Oak and barrel flavors emerge more in the flavor. Mild heat. Medium bodied with some boozy cognac-like sweetness. Pretty good.

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Bottleworks 15th Anniversary Ale from The Lost Abbey
3.87 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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