Madonna and Child | The Lost Abbey

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3.79/5
Very Good
39 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tequila barrel aged sour with Salt and Lime added. An interesting twist to margarita with notes of repsosado and acidic finish.

Added by StoutSnob40 on 09-10-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
39
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by seanh99:
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4.64/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of yung_peli
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
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 DavidR_9
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tastes like a margarita-beer hybrid with a subtle but deep sour twist. Barrel aged brew w/o too much oakey flavor. Very unique brew that tastes more favorable as it reaches room temp. I particularly enjoyed the aroma.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
2.36/5  rDev -37.7%
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 GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mantissa
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
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 kbgratz
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GregSemenza
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heymikew
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmoriarty
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpenske
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle.

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 SMZBrew
3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
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 tbone1384
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coorsy
3.09/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Madonna and Child from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 39 ratings