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Lost & Found Abbey Ale | The Lost Abbey

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Lost & Found Abbey AleLost & Found Abbey Ale

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States

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

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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

Pours a very dark ruby red/ purplish-prune color with nice sized off-white foam head that settes into a lasting lacing. Aroma is dominated by dark fruit with a nice alcohol presence Perfect blend of maltiness and sweet dark fruit flavors such as raisin, date, prune and fig with a nice alcohol warmth in the finish. Amazing beer!

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.92/5  rDev +25.5%

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4.92/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.89/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.85/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, I was very impressed with this one. Poured out of a 750ml bottle into a small sniffer. Was very impressed imediately. Smelled of raisons from the get-go. Very strong and pleasant smell. The color is definately cloudy and carmel dark brown. Rainsons and dates come to the tastebuds imediately. A belgian style Dubbel I will definately have again soon.

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4.83/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.8/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.79/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the best American made dubbel I've tried to date...

What a great tasting beer. Poured into my tulip glass with a dark raisin color, topped off with a fairly decent, lingering tan head. This is one of the best smelling beers yet, with banana bread hitting you right away, followed by malts and brown sugar. This beer could be made into incense...Tasted of dark fruits (the raisin mixture they add contributes to some great flavoring) malt, and again, subtle hints of brown sugar and fresh wheat bread. The mouth feel was fairly substantial, but the beer is so good that two 22oz bottles wouldn't be a problem. Pairs with the usual dubbel suspects- mild flavorful cheeses- though it would be a great after dinner finisher...Enjoy

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4.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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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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4.74/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11/28/06- Purchased at Ledgers Liquors in Berkeley, CA.

Presentation- 750ml bottle, both caged and corked. No freshness info. Poured into my St. Bernardus chalice.

Appearance- Ruby red, maybe a touch chestnut-brown as well. 1/2 inch frothy head rises. Settles as a light rim. Decent cobweb lace.

Smell- Very malty with a heavy caramel candied scent. Loads of toffee and a good amount of dark fruits including figs and rasins. Reminds me of RR Benediction.

Taste- Toffee candied taste with a sugary caramel finish. The figs and rasins are there, but are overpowered by the rich caramel malt. Wonderful strong flavors.

Mouthfeel- A bit overcarbonated at first, but dies down as the beer opens up and warms. Heavy mouthfeel for a dubbel.

Drinkability- Hits reall hard for a dubbel and has the most flavor I've ever had per style besides maybe Westy 8....nice company for sure as that was my favorite dubbel. Matched if not better than my previous favorite amercian dubbel (RR Benediction).

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4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown almost opaque with creamy off-white head. Head retention is not that spectacular.

Highly aromatic. Whoa. Cinnamon bread, raisins, fig, toffee, and spicy phenols in the nose.

This brew is utterly delicious. Starts with sweet toffee, caramel, and cinnamon flavors. Mild chocolate in there too. Then raisin, fig, and prunes dominate in the middle and finish. Some yeast, cloves and cinnamon in the finish as well. Finishes dry. Very inviting and familiar yet unique and new.

Smooth mouthfeel that is crisp and refreshing at the same time. Overall this is a fantastic interpretation of the style while being unique. Highly recomended.

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4.67/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle purchased just before Christmas last year, split between my roommate and I in two tulips. Pours a very dark ruby color with a thick, resilient, and frothy light brown head that resembles root beer more than beer beer.

One sniff and the word that comes to mind is "whoa." Very yeasty, hints of banana, cinnamon, caramel/toffee, dark fruits (fig, raisin, etc.), brown sugar, and bready malts -- amazing. My decision to stop smoking a week ago already seems to be paying off!

Spicy and sour, just the way a good Belgian should be. Fairly strong alcohol flavor for the ABV, but not overpowering or displeasing.

Smooth as silk and a very satisfying body and level of carbonation. Easily drinkable and an amazing beer, easily one of, if not the best Belgian-style beers in America. In fact, it could possibly be that the capital of Belgium is located not in Flanders, but North County SD.

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4.67/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pop the gorgeous painted cap over the cork and get ready for this 7% ABV bomb.

Pours with a dim lights out stormy auburn mess topped with a craggy beige cap that settles to a collar.

Bold scents of ripe banana and unbaked carrot cake dough. THis is as Belgian as they get finalized with cinnamon and nutmeg.

First swigs: Exceptional brown spice cake, overly ripe bananas and french toast meld. Tons of complex flavors that oooze out towards a palate plethora replete with figs, grain waflles, red grapes and orange juice. Intense flavors rule the roost.

Feel is gentle and soft cushion rolling. Linger of pastry and waffles. 7% ABV is suspect. My liver-o-meter says closer to 9% ABV and that's kid tested and mother approved. Dubbels with bawls like this are intense and satisfying. Nevermind the bullocks...here's Lost Abbey.

Last swigs: Is this the best American Belgian Dubble ever? Maybe. No...yes...

Beer is good. Happy dubbel beering.

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Lost & Found Abbey Ale from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 847 ratings
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