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Madonna And Child | The Lost Abbey

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3.74/5
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34 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.25%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tequila barrel-aged sour with lime and salt.

Added by StoutSnob40 on 09-10-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
34
pDev:
14.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.36/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

375 mL bottle. Dark amber body. Smells of lime, some wine, and faint tequila followed by alcohol. Tastes of red wine throughout. Lime is there, but a little more subdued. Tequila rounds out the back end. Heavy and alcoholic. This is not a pleasant beer to drink.

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Photo of EMV
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz cork'n'cage bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy mahogany brown pour. 1.5 fingers of off-white head. Falls quickly and leaves a rim of lacing.

S: Smells like a margarita... sea salt and lime, tequila and oak.

T/F: Lots of margarita character... follows the nose with strong tequila and lime notes. Definite salty component... some tart lemon/lime but not overly sour and there's some definite sweetness as well. Mild on the funk. The wine barrel character is also in the background. Noticeable mostly in the aftertaste with a bit of oak. Lighter than expected in body... somewhat creamy on the tongue. Warming, and it gets better as it comes up to room temp.

O: Very tasty... not overly sour, and kind of like a beer/margarita mixup. The flavor is nice though... the high ABV is well hidden, and this made a world class nightcap.

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Photo of yung_peli
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Teku @ 55 deg. F

A: Dark brown w/ a light tan head that quickly settles to a ring. Light lacing.
AR: Sour lime, salt, subtle tequila, and a earthy coca-cola note
T: Follows nose, lots of sour salty lime, a light malt sweetness rounds out the finish and slightly bitter tequila lingers. Almost like drinking a margarita!
M: Subtly creamy, on the thinner side

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Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coorsy
3.09/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mantissa
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I haven't been a big fan of Lost Abbey's recent foray into tequila barrel beers, but this strikes me as the most well balanced and smoothest of the bunch. While the lime, salt and tequila all blend well together, I can't help but to think that this one is closer in taste to a cocktail than a beer. The nose full of lime was a nice sensation.

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Photo of epyon396
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmoriarty
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seanh99
4.64/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
2/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

one of the things i love about the beers these guys make is the balance. even when extreme ingredients, processes, and flavors are in play, there always remains some grounded balance, its always still beer first, and it always appeals to the technical perfection ideal i have in my soul, they are all so well made its hard to think of another brewery this polished across a whole portfolio, especially with this degree of difficulty, respect for them grows for me with each beer i have. this one is cool, tequila heavy, but not to the degree of others they do, say agave maria, which is about as far as that element can be taken i reckon. the lime is nice here, its real fresh and authentic, and cuts some of the tequila heat and weight, and the wood that goes with it. souring acidity also helps bring out the lime and lighten things. not too sour to be drinkable, and very flavorful in terms of bacterial weirdness. salt though is almost irrelevant, seems to add some body to the cool medley of cereal malt flavors, but it doesnt significantly flavor this one. there is no way this is as strong as it is! it drinks almost delicately, being dry and so effervescent, insanely lively mouthfeel, really surprising honestly. that this can be accomplished with such tact makes me wonder how many batches it took to get this right, or where the genius came from. more refined that it sounds like it could possibly be on paper, a real mouthful, but a total lost abbey gem!

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3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

"Interesting" is probably the best description I can give to this brew. Intense aroma of lime and tequila oak with moderate sweetness. Barely perceptible head dissipates quickly into a hazy brown body. First sip, you get hit with lots of tequila, lime, and oak as promised. There is mild sour note that complements the tequila and lime well. Finish is mildly bitter that somewhat balances the flavors. I really want to like this beer but the tequila just overpowers it for me. If you are a tequila fan, this would be a good one to try. For me, this is interesting at best.

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3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heymikew
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Madonna And Child from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 34 ratings
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