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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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Photo of jethrodium
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark copper with a small very light tan head that has very good retention and leaves some light lacing. The aroma is caramel, candi sugar, a bit of banana, and some bready yeast. The initial taste is sweet with some candi sugar, then some raisin, caramel, and a bready yeast. Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Fairly enjoyable beer.

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Photo of tony223366
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From my beer journal. Reviewed on September 24, 2011.

A: Very pretty dark reddish brown. Slightly cloudy. Tan colored head was around 1 finger. Eventually it fell away though.

S: I'm getting big raisins (for good reason) Toffee. Definitely some spices and brown sugar at the finish.

T: Wow, big raisins up front but this beer is surprisingly not too sweet. Caramel malt flavor and finishes with a nice warming alcohol. Some spicy phenols present themselves but not in a dominant way.

M: Very smooth, creamy and delicious feeling. Almost like it should be a desert.

O: Good stuff. I think it needed a more bold flavor but good nonetheless.

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Photo of ncfranklin
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml into a tulip.

A: Rich caramel brown with nice highlights. Very foamy 1 finger tan head. Inviting looks for sure.

S: yeasty, belgian spice, some very light fruit of grape, raisin, plum can be found in the nose.

T: Bready/yeasty up front, with strong spiciness. Warms up and gets a nice tone of raising, fig, and lightly sweet sugar.

M: Medium body, but tacky and cloying. Not heavy in carbonation.

D: Not bad, and an interesting take on the style. Would have liked to see more dominant dark fruits.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lost Abbey : Lost & Found Ale

Pours a rich clear brown color, off white foam cap. Aroma is bready, Belgian yeast, fruity, and little hint of alcohol. In the taste, raisin, plum, fig, caramel malt and alittle peppery yeast. Lots of grape, dark fruit and raisin flavor. Just a hint of brown sugar, along with caramel and bready malts. Medium to light bodied with a crisp, even finish. Overall, a very tasty dubbel with good juicy malt flavor and moreish finish.

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Photo of Chaney
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this one from GatorBeerNerd way back during Sexual Chocolate Day. Thanks Donnie!

A: Poured a shit brown, with a mild reddish tinge. The mildly off-white head was frothy and beautiful.... like a good Dubbel should be!

S: Very minute in its scent... maybe some raisons, brown sugar, figs, and a bit of dirt.

T: Very straight forward from the scent.... not much different overall. Medium-light bodied, with a pleasant dark fruit taste. Not too sweet, with a grainy brown sugar quality.

M: The lacing was splotchy and somewhat ridiculous, and the sugar content was remarkable low. Maybe a little booze, but nothing to write home about.

O: I'm not sure how much this costs in the store, but I don't think I would pay too much for it. As it was, I thought this was pretty solid...

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Photo of DovaliHops
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, purplish-brown color with a large, light-tan head that diminishes slowly. Scent has a ton of raisin and prune aromas. A hint of booze and sweet malt as well. Taste is just as it smells. Predominate raisin and dark fruit flavors. A lot of caramel malt flavors and a bit of alcohol in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and well-carbonated. Drinkability is fairly high. Out of dubbels, tripels, and quads...dubbels are my least favorite. This one happens to be a good example of the style.

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Photo of avaldivia
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap at Taps in Petaluma. Poured into a Belgian Tulip.

A: Dark, brown color. Very thick, white head. Great lacing all the way down the glass.

S: Sweet. Dark fruits. Brown sugar.

T: Reminds me of figs. A bit sweet. Very flavorful. NIce little bit of funk.

M: Medium to thick.On the sweet side, but not overpoweringly. Good medium carbonation.

O: I am a big fan of Dubbels and this is a really good example of a domestic one. I have passed this on the shelf numerous times, and I can't believe it took me this long to finally try it.

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

This beer pours a murky brown with a very thin light tan head.

The aroma is decent. It's lightly medicinal with some dark fruits available. There's a touch of banana and yeast as well.

The taste is alright. There is plenty of dark grain available as well as some fruit. It's lightly phenolic and certainly reminiscient of a Belgian ale.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated with a very gentle and small bubble.

Overall it's a solid beer. It's not my favorite from The Lost Abbey, nor is it my favorite Dubbel but solid nonetheless.

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Photo of jnezda
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

After having visited the brewery a few weeks ago have had an eye out for their beers. Grabed this one from Clems and poured into a tulip glass. Good off white head, two fingers on initial pour and it stuck around nicely. Limited lacing from e otherwise good pour and I was disappointed with the lack of aroma. Caught some dark fruit but not much from the raisins or the big malt bill. The mouthfeel was great with some good fullness and body, fits what I expect from a dubbel. The candied fruit is pronounced in the taste and provides good Belgian character.

Over all not my favorite Lost Abbey but worth the price tag.

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4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle - $7.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Bottled on: 11/23/10 (I think that's right, I smudged the date while fighting with the cork).

Appearance: Pours a dark, ruddy-hued body with a tall, foaming head stand, light beige in color.

Smell: Some sweetish notes of dark brown sugar, dark syrup, and a bit of caramel (though upon warming, some cocoa-ish hints awaken). Fruity, slightly boozy, though not caustic hints wrapped up in a spicy herbaceousness like a squirt of Angostura bitters.

Taste: Dark brown sugar-topped toast, with a yeasty, doughy tone about it. Robustly fruity accents of pulverized raisins and varied stone fruits dipped in brandy. Small dash of bitter herbs. A few drops of creme caramel for some late-breaking sweetness, maybe even some slight chocolate as it warms. Low bitterness at best. Smoked cloves, maybe a pinch of black pepper provides some enduring zing. Stays a bit sweet at the end, but, then it manages to close out near-dry and warming.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-high carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: It's a tasty dubbel that, thankfully, doesn't hit hard with any cloying sweetness or enamel-dissolving ethanol bursts. Sadly, I haven't had it since that very first Saints club shipment all those many long years ago.

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Photo of draheim
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle (no dates or codes) pours a deep red amber into my tulip glass. Beige 2-finger head dissipates slowly, leaving a trail of lace.

Faint aroma of dark roasted malt, figs, slight rotten banana. Aroma is really weak.

Taste is sweet and caramelly with hints of dark fruit, raisins, and brown sugar.

Overall this isn't as complex as some other dubbels I've had recently. The aroma in particular is a little disappointing, just not much there.

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Photo of FanofHefe
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked and caged 750 ml bottle poured into a Chimay chalice. There is a bottling date on the neck but it is illegible. In fact, as I struggled to get the cork out, I totally wiped the date off by accident. The body is a dark amber color combined with a little plum and a little hazy. Two-finger bubbly tan head that leaves good strings of lacing around the glass.

The aroma is a well blended combination dark fruit, raisin, fig, and a bit of peppery spice. I also get a hint of rum and some grainy malt, which does not smell very sweet mixed the fruity aromas.

The flavor blend is what I would call seamless. The individual flavors mix incredibly well and nothing stands out too much. A little more fig than raisin in the flavor representing the dark, fruity flavors. A touch of spiciness from the yeast, a little rum, and some light malt flavor finish a good flavor package.

Medium mouthfeel but not too sweet. Not a dry finish as in some Belgians. An excellent brew overall.

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Photo of rrski198
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Huge fluffy off white head. Beautiful brown/red color. Small fast rising bubbles.

S: Crisp apples ane mild funk. Mild sweetness and decent wet earth.

T: Sweet and funky! Mild sweet fruit of plums and raisins.

M: Almost sweet/fizzy soda like. Sweetness lingers.

O: Great sipping beer. Not to much not to little. Nice attempt at the style.

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Photo of UpToMeBeer
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clouded mahogany with a nice half-inch of white head; average lacing. Beautiful.

S: Raisins, candi sugar, apricot, spices.

T: Sweet raisins, subtle spices. Slight citrus on the finish.

M: Medium-bodied. Lingers nicely on the palate.

D: This style of beer is not one of my favorites but I am warming to the idea more and more. Lost and Found is a big reason why! I like how the sweetness/fruitiness are balanced by the spice. The complexity of flavors masks the alcohol enough to make this a rather drinkable beer.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

485th review on BA
Bottle to Sinners glass
@Lost Abbey

App- This was a dark red, almost brown/purple out of the bottle with a nice one finger head and just a little bit of cling to it.

Smell- Not by any means a traditional Dubbel. Much more fruit forward with the raisins and a little bit of candied sugars as well.

Taste- The taste followed the nose but was tempered down just a little bit to make more enjoyable and drinkable. Nice balance of the flavors and a dialed back fruit as mentioned.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonated. It was a nice drinking beer and retained a sweet note on the finish.

Drink- It's easy to drink but was looking for bigger flavors. I think I mostly find this to be a big beer and not overly sweet but could be just a bit more dubbel forward without the raisin.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.1/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours out as a hazy dark orange brown color. The head is pretty big at first but then it settles down into just a thin tan line over the beer. The smell was a little earthy with some dark fruits and spices mixed in there. The taste wasn't too bad at first while it was still cold, I found this beer to become a little gross as it warmed up. Not sure why, usually that's not a problem with beers. The mouthfeel was decent here, overall the smell and look of the beer are the only good thing about it.

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Photo of ADZA
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew pours a dark,murky orange hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a one finger head that stays and leaves a nice rim of lacing,the smell is raisins,figs,spices and herbal hops,it has a medium bodied well carbonated mouthfeel and has tastes of raisins,figs,candy,liquorice and finished with a spicy herbal hoppyiness but not overly bitter just bitter enough to counteract the sweetness first encountered and overall a nice enterpretation of a belgian ale.

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Photo of vande
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A ~ a pour that looks like the glass bottle it flowed out of... a rich dark auburnish-brown with a nice thin layer of dirty looking foam cappin' the top

S ~ Fruity figs, dates, raisins....sweet malts..There's beer that smell like beer, and there's beer that smells like a Belgian...this is a pretty good example of the latter...some funky fruit-malt filled mess :)

T ~ The fruits smelled are the fruits partaken...mix that in with the malts spoken of, slap some brown sugary hints in to sweeten the pot and carbonate it up...

M ~ creamy & bubbly = is that possibly? A pretty good feel on the palate this one had.

O ~ I like Lost Abbey. This one has been sittin' for a little while, as I had forgotten about it...either way, it was as tasty as the others I've had from them.

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Lost & Found Abbey Ale from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 850 ratings
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