Lost & Found Abbey Ale | The Lost Abbey

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Lost & Found Abbey AleLost & Found Abbey Ale
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3.92/5
Very Good
857 Ratings
Lost & Found Abbey AleLost & Found Abbey Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Modeled after the great Trappist and Monastic beers that inspired the founding of our brewery. A richly deep garnet colored ale created from a blend of Domestic and imported malts. As part of our commitment to interesting brewing endeavors, Chef Vince created a special raisin puree for this beer. Malts, raisins and a fantastic yeast strain working in harmony produce a beer of amazing complexity and depth.

Added by scottoale on 07-11-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,074
Reviews:
369
Ratings:
857
pDev:
10.46%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Trade:
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3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a can glass.

A: Big chunky, fat, slightly caramel colored head that settles slowly to a brown film. The body is a nice copper brown color with fairly good clarity.

S: Burnt sugars, and cinnamon, raisin comes through nicely, lots of doughy bread malts.

T: Lots of cinnamon, brown sugar, a little clove, and banana. If the raisin is there it's faint almost in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied nice balanced carbonation drinks lighter than the ABV suggests.

O: This beer is quite good, maybe it's just been awhile since I've had a dubbel but this is hitting on all cylinders for me.

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Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2/16/18 draft @ Brew Kettle Hudson

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3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy reddish color with beige head. Aroma is malty with some caramelized sugar and dried fruits. Taste is sugary, malty and yeasty with some dried dates flavor. Medium body, medium plus carbonation. A really decent dubbel but it's not really a style I enjoy especially.

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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$ 8.05 (Including tax)/750 mL cork and cage bottle ($ 0.317/oz) at Riverside Liquors, Grand Rapids, MI.
Undated bottle on shelf at store, stored at 42 degrees in my reefer, then served at 50 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – Sweet, caramel and raisins.
Head – Large (Maximum 5.7 cm, aggressive pour), high density, light tan, good retention, slowly diminishing to an irregular five to eight mm ring fed by effervescence, with drag marks, and a complete layer of varying thickness.
Lacing – None, after the legs from the first pour are gone.
Body – Dark chestnut, clear, effervescent.
Flavor – Moderately sweet, the caramel and raisin on the nose somehow miss the taste buds. No hop flavor, no yeastiness, no alcohol (8% ABV), no diacetyl.
Palate – Medium, watery, lively carbonation.

Impression: Dubbels are my favorite style of Belgian beers. This, to me, is a mediocre example of the style, lacking in advertised (and expected) complexity. At least it is non-offensive. The price point is appropriate.

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.5. Overall 3.5.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AdamSteve
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Subtle fruits and malty flavors. Smooth mouth feel. Not an alcohol overload as I expected from the ABV and label

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Lost & Found Abbey Ale from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 857 ratings