Madonna And Child
The Lost Abbey

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Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 13.54%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
45
From:
The Lost Abbey
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  4
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: Tequila barrel-aged sour with salt and lime. An interesting twist to a margarita with notes of repsosado and an acidic finish.
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 45 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by tbone1384:
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tbone1384 from Wyoming

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 14, 2018
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yung_peli from California

4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
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

Apr 21, 2017
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paulish from New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 12, 2020
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Saylor from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No date on bottle. 375ml. Being a big fan of MasAgave this is pretty good in comparison. Head has an odd flavor. The beer itself has a good balance. My only complaint is the lime rind flavor instead of fresh lime juice. Most of these beers are well below 10% but this one sit up there nicely at 11.25

May 31, 2020
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Jun 09, 2017
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seanh99 from Massachusetts

4.64/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Feb 06, 2017
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Feb 03, 2017
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pkalix from California

3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Oct 05, 2016
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oriolesfan4 from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 06, 2017
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jaydoc from Kansas

3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dec 04, 2016
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Alieniloquium from Florida

2.36/5  rDev -38.5%
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.

Jun 29, 2017
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GRG1313 from California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 26, 2016
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XicanoBeerRun from Texas

3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown. Great carbonation and cola head. Smells like a margarita. Taste like lime rind, salt, tequila, sour. This is one of those beers that I am glad I tried because it’s complex, well thought out, and atypical. I wouldn’t necessarily try it again.

Aug 10, 2018
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oline73 from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 17, 2017
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petermethot from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 06, 2017
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djrn2 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 16, 2016
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 03, 2017
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Gobzilla from California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 01, 2016
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

3.37/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Dec 21, 2016
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vfgccp from New York

3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nov 18, 2018
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mantissa from Oregon

3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Feb 14, 2017
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heymikew from California

4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 10, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
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!

Jan 19, 2017
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Joshmistake from Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 23, 2016
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Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 05, 2016
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Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 45 ratings