Lost & Found Abbey Ale | The Lost Abbey

BA SCORE
88
very good
839 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
Ratings:
839
Reviews:
366
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
145
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 839 |  Reviews: 366
Photo of Rizzy17
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gouettn
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Valentno7
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on draft at the brewery. Nice and classic Belgian style dubbel ale. I thought it had all of the qualities that make up a dubbel: dark fruits, low hop profile, some residual sweetness, full body and nice carbonation. I ended up purchasing bottles of their Quad and BSDA instead but this is a wonderful dubbel.

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Photo of Rohunhundal
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tim007007
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of johlac66
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shoegueuze
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CelticBelly1
3.44/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ARoman
3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

750mL bottle, poured into a snifter. The aroma is a rich, sharp fig and/or grape with a hint of alcohol, a light copper, and a light roast and light caramel late. It pours a murky brown red with a dense, off white head that has moderate retention and lace. The taste is a medium high bitter with a medium sweet. It's creamy and oily with a fizz carbonation and a full, figgy boddy with light notes of biscuit. As it warms, flavors of caramel and tart grape juice become more apparent with a finish of pepper spice and copper, as well as wood. The dry aftertaste is long, bitter and astringent with a dry malt character, toast, pepper, and light copper.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the corked, caged 750 ml bottle. 2014 batch I presume because I have had it a few months. Sampled on April 26, 2015. Served about 50 degrees.

Slightly hazy deep amber-red color with little to no head.

The aroma has a roasted malt character as its base but then I do pick up the raisins and a kind of cooked brown sugar note.

The body is medium to better than medium.

The flavor leans more sweet but those raisins can be found in every sip. A kind of boxy, cellar-like muskiness to it too. Mild finish.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured a bit of Lost & Found into a Duvel glass and I got a beautiful crystalline copper body with a small beige head that created a bit of lacing but went almost to zero in a matter of minutes. The head retention was not as good as expected but the body of the beer is very well presented.
S: The smell is very similar to an average well done dubbel. I thought I could find some raisins in here but it's just a normal dubbel.
T: Taste wise, this beer is quite good because it get all good things from an awesome dubbel and still it gets the adition of raisins in the taste which gives it a more fruity and almost floral profile.
M: The mouthfeel is just amazing. Even though the head retention was almost a disappointment, the carbonation was almost perfect, turning this beer into a velvety liquid in your mouth. It was not too harsh and not to soft, it was quite in the right spot.
O: I think this is the first high class Dubbel I have that it's not from Belgium. From that point of view, I'm quite impressed by the quality of this beer. I'd just get both the smell and presentation reviewed and it could surpass easily the 'entry beers' of high-end belgian beers.

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

Photo of BeerOps
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whothehellisstanpapi
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wajohnst
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of isturbo1984
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Couldn't find a proper Chalice, so instead I poured it into a 22oz tumbler with a wide mouth. The foam built up very prominently, thick brown taffy in thickness and in color. Smells were amazing. Very spicy and chai tea -like. Smells of cinnamon, cloves and other Christmasy aromas. The taste was similar, but not quite as strong as the first impression smells. Each taste added in complexity. I couldn't identify everything with the first sip. Very malty, carmal, fruity and spicy. Sometimes the raisins popped. Sometimes the spice. Lacing left layered rings around the glass like the center of a tree. Overall, an extremely good Dubbel to rival the best Trappists. I was a bit harsh on this review... but not everything can be a perfect 10.

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Photo of Lovely85
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Small off white head on a beautiful ruby red brown body. Aroma of toasted grain, raisins and lightly oxidized caramel. Lots of toasty malt and raisins in the flavor with a lingering, oddly licorice note. A fairly thin body with decent carbonation and a dry finish. This bottle may have been a little on the old side, but nonetheless an unusually well made interpretation of the style for an American brewery.

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Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lost & Found Abbey Ale from The Lost Abbey
3.93 out of 5 based on 839 ratings.
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