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:
77
Gots:
143
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 839 |  Reviews: 366
Photo of RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evanwoertz
4.78/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ordybill
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 25 OZ corked bottle into a tulip glass. The appearance is a clear reddish brown with a thick off-white head. The aroma is fruit, bread and some alcohol. The taste matches the aroma perfectly. A very good beer.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A one finger off white head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a crimson color with some vision of bubbles when held up to a light. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Spicy yeast, raisins, raisins, raisins, caramel, alcohol, toasted, and doughy.

Taste: Definitely getting that raisin flavor up front. Caramel, toasted, doughy, spicy yeast, and warm boozy alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little dry, some booze alcohol, medium to high carbonation, some sweetness.

Overall: The raisin puree added some complexity to this beer and complimented this style of beer well. I'm looking forward to the rest of the bottle.

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Photo of hman43
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: It pours dark amber with red hues and a light brown moderate head.

Smell: It has a sweet malt aroma that is moderate, moderate fruit, raisins, and cherries. There is also a low spicy element, caramel and toast. A touch of floral finishes out the aroma.

Taste: It has a sweet malt flavor or caramel and toast. There are moderate cherry and raisin flavors. This is low spice and floral hints.

Feel: The balance is toward the malt. It has a medium full body with a bit of alcohol warmth in the finish.

Overall it is a malt balance ale with cherries and raisins in a complex array of flavors and aromas.

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

Photo of Mitchster
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought this at Binny in Chicago. I think it was $9.99 for a corked and caged 750ml bottle. Pours out to a sparkingly clear medium amber, forming a tall whipped meringue head with beautiful retention and lacing, owing to it's brisk carbonation, 3.5-4.0 carbs or so. The nose opens with brett, that horsy dusty basement smell, no vinegar, and not really picking up on any cloves or bananas as I would expect for a dubble. The mouthfeel is champagne like at first, and is intially very dry and more bitter than expected, but once it warms up to about 55F, really opens up. The finish then becomes balanced by a nice residual sweetness, and the bitterness mellows a bit. Very different beer at 45 vs 55F. The taste is mostly that brett character up front, then is followed by a rummy candy sugar bite with some peppery alcohol notes, a somewhat firm bitterness for the style, then some leather in the finish. Overall. finishes dry for the style.

A very interesting take on the belgian dubbel. Take a decent dubbel, add brett, dry it out, and bump up the bitterness. Enjoyable.

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Photo of vonSchulze
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CAcker
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of shareallthebeer
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JoLight
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Head is thin, soapy, almost khaki. The head does not last very long, but leaves a ring of foam a some light, light lacing. Body is light brown/copper in the light; dingy brown head on.

Aroma has that sweet characteristic of an Extra IPA, like Sierra Nevada. It's a little citrusy and quite aromatic with a tropical fruit character. Hint of raisin, Ike the aroma one might get from opening a box of raisins. A dark malt background.

The bitterness lingers a little bit, much more noticeably than do other examples of this style that I've had this far. When I breath out my nose with the beer in my mouth, I pick up the slightest hint of alcohol. The flavor is, as expected, malty (maybe caramel malts?). I can almost taste a raisin flavor or prune flavor, but I pick that up with many of these beers and would not guess that this beer is brewed with raisins prima facie.

Mouthfeel: just medium, and a fair amount of carbonation, but not all that much.

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Photo of Brolo75
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle poured into a teku glass

A: Pours a dark amber, reddish brown color with a tan head, lots of carbonation, lots of lacing, good amount of head retention, head is full and creamy, looks really nice.

A: Raisin, caramel, toffee, burnt brown sugar, Belgian yeast, alcohol is coming through pretty strong.

T: Touch of raisins, caramel and toffee, Belgian yeast, very malty, touch of spice like cinnamon and clove, for an 8% beer it's pretty hot, has some depth and complexity, smooth, balanced.

M: Medium bodied with a dry finish, lots of carbonation.

O: This is a solid beer, nice touch of dark sweet fruits, some spice, malts, I'm not sure about the bottle date as it's drinking hot for 8% ABV, overall, a great beer.

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

Photo of thebooyakid
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of CoreyC
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Light carmel/golden amber
A - Light malt aromas
T - Light malt carmel, but bitter for style
M - smooth
O - Good, not great, a bit bitter for me

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.04/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Brown lacking clarity pour, I guess that raisin puree won't help that. 1/3" tan head. Aroma was mild roasted nuts, red malts, brown malts, belgian yeast.

Dark fruit was more sweet than bitter thankfully. Alcohol presence higher than it should be. Better like raisins if you're gonna go down this road.

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Photo of smi69
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of SDStoutly
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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