Lost & Found Abbey Ale | The Lost Abbey

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Lost & Found Abbey AleLost & Found Abbey Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian 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:
#11,258
Reviews:
372
Ratings:
864
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
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Photo of chiefz1
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kreisermj
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Roughly a third of a 750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Resilient and rich 1-and-a-half finger light-tan head that persists long after the pour. Color is deep amber and translucent; there is active carbonation. Dark dried fruits and rich molasses are evident on the nose – sweet dates, raisins, toasted walnuts and a hint of oak round out the smell on this one. After a few sips, I’m acquainted with the more obvious flavors (raisins and some nutmeggy spice which come though strong at the beginning and fade to a touch of bitter roasted coffee at the end). After a few more sips, some other, less-prominent flavors come through; nutty richness gives the brew a thick body, while toasted malt leads into a bit of alcoholic warmth. Mouthfeel is velvet cream that leaves behind a bit of stickiness as it dissolves. It’s pure, dripping boozy sweetness -- indulgent and delightful. Despite my summer quaffing, this beer seems like it would be a most appropriate winter beer to drink as you recline in the chair by the fireside after dinner.

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Photo of khargro2
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of detgfrsh
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 750ml bottle. Cloudy brown color with a finger of tan head. Smells of bread, malt, and raisins. Medium body with lots of carbonation. Caramel and raising flavors with a dry finish. Tasty and true to the style. Not quite as complex as the Belgian counterparts.

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Photo of tyjohnson55
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Muss42
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 750ml corked bottle in a snifter. This most excellent brew
pours a medium dark and slightly murky amber tinged brown with a
nice head of off white foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin pool, and
displays some subtle lacing. Nose of definite raisin, subtle sweet cherry,
brown sugars, and yeasty goodness. Flavors excel in the style with a dark
raisin note awash in medium dark brown sugars, subtle cherry, subtle
vanilla, and a touch of yeasty bread with cola notes. Very nice mouth feel;
medium body, nice soft medium carbonation, and a lightly sweet and subtly
dry finish.

I like me some dubbel action, this one fit the bill and look forward to trying
more from this most excellent brewery.

Cheers

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Photo of Nunya
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.4/5  rDev +12%
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 +20.9%
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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Photo of intensify
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
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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Photo of dpgoblejr
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
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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Photo of vidisad
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnnyrafer
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AdamSteve
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rfreed
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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