Madonna And Child | The Lost Abbey

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Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States

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.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 31
Photo of yung_peli
4.24/5  rDev +11%
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 mantissa
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
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 StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
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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Photo of SMZBrew
3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
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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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4


A: Moderate lime, lots of tequila barrel presence, light salt, slight sweetness, with a light salt finish. The aroma is redolent of a Sir Isaac Lime Otter Pop.

A: Super dark amber color, some what hazy with a white head that quickly dissipates in the glass.

T: Lots of tequila barrel upfront, giving way to a light, clean agave sweetness with moderate bright lime, light bitterness, and light salty finish.

M: Medium-full bodied with moderately light carbonation.

O: The beer is very interesting; the tequila barrel presence provides a complex aroma and flavor that becomes more pervasive as the the beer warms. Very smooth considering the high alcohol content.

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Photo of pkalix
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

i dont know man.... smells like a salty Sprite. tastes`like those lime chips you get at Chipotle. tastes a little like a salty margarita. has a little Bud Lime to it. is it suppose to cellar well? it's all salt.... shit's too expensive to throw away.... like a fat chick you just cant decide you want or not, i dont know if i like this, or not.

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Madonna And Child from The Lost Abbey
3.82 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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