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Lost & Found Abbey Ale | The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
847 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:
#6,348
Reviews:
367
Ratings:
847
pDev:
10.46%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
147
Trade:
3
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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
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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Photo of vidisad
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnnyrafer
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

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of aszatk01
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Brob245
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of perfectsilence3
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Roy_Reese
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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Photo of CC93
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Previously poured in a 20oz stein glass, chilled from the fridge. Will review based on memory.

Look: Dark brown colour with a 2 - 3 inch head.

Smell: Likely coffee notes. I do not remember much else, as it's been a while.

Taste: Coffee, chocolate notes. Bottle describes it has raisin bread-like flavour (if I remember correctly), but it did not remind me of such. Very delicious flavour, however.

Feel: Likely had been smooth.

Overall: A delicious beer, but is not for the faint of heart, as it boasts an 8% ABV, and will get you tipsy very quickly. It was hard for me to not keep sipping it, but, by far, I got buzzed pretty quickly. I could have mistaken this for one of the very few stouts I've had in my life.

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Photo of cuvtcuv
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cswhitehorse
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy brown with four finger foam head. The nose is dark fruits and of raisins and dates. Get a little champange grape in the smell when drinking. Fruit lingers on the end of the tongue and get a hint of oranges in the finish. Good amount of bitterness but not overwhelming.

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

Photo of daem3384
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of josanguapo
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From 32gp. In La Trappe chalice. Watching Los Soprano 3x12-13. Raisin pretty noticeable in mouth and taste. A bit earthy. Bitterness bigger than usual in the style. Good but its missing some punch to be memorable. More cloudy than desiderable at the end

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Photo of kidzord
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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