Madonna and Child | The Lost Abbey

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3.79/5
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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
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Photo of mpenske
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of seanh99
4.64/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.41/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 EMV
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
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 StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
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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4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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