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 bigdeuce
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Colossal looking beer. Nice 3 finger oft-tan head which sticks around for awhile. Medium to deep ruby body. Scents of raisins, dark ripen fruit, and molasses on the nose. Explosion of esters including cinnamon, dark cherries, and chocolate. Plums shine through, as well. Easy to drink with a mild touch of hops rounding out the beer. Smooth and not sweet. Nice American version of a dubbel.

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

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

Photo of charlzm
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brew_42
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown with almost no head. I can't tell if it's supposed to be that way or not.

Smells like raisins and bread.

Tastes like dark fruits and bread/crackers. A little vanilla at the back end. Good taste.

MF- where this beer loses me. Almost no carbonation and a oily texture. Not a fan.

Overall, great taste but the mouthfeel wasn't great. I prefer at least a little carbonation. I think it might have been something specific to the bottle. I might have stored it improperly or something because online pictures show this beer with a decent off white head. I will try again and hope there is more carbonation.

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

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

A - Pours a hazy/cloudy garnet and raisin color with a very thick raisin colored creamy layer of head, moderate carbonation.

S - Raisins galore up front with toasted Belgian candy sugar, figs, some alcohol, toasted caramel/toffee sweet malt, some banana.

T - Dark fruit from start to finish - raisins, figs, dates, oak, some and a minor touch of alcohol but overall pretty well hidden, some traces of spice and chocolate are also present. Pleasing and balanced finish of dark fruit, spice, and chocolate.

M - Heavy medium body with a slippery, velvet-like texture and the carbonation dissipates on the tongue to give a creamy sensation.

O - A solid Dubbel, not my favorite, glad to have tried it, pretty authentic!

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

Photo of shelby415
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

On tap at brewery.

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Photo of robwan
4.89/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of QuadriderMX
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mark5252
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RZachLamberty
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours dense opaque brown with ruby highlights crowned by a thin cream to tan foam collar that grips the side of the glass.
S: Raisins, fig, fresh bread and hints of fruit cake.
T: Fresh bread, raisins, dark dried fruit, brown sugar, a light root beer note and traces of buble gum.
F: Medium high body but light for the alcohol and the flavor profile, medium high carbonation, very creamy smooth. A little warming on the end.
O: A big flavored yeast driven beer that nails the dubbel style.

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Photo of Matty123
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HearneHoppers
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gobuccos
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gonzo000
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Tap

Pours a cloudy reddish brown, eggshell film for a head.

Smell is faint, nutty with dark fruits like figs. Some caramel.

Taste is of walnut, fig, cardamom, bready malt, and a bit of vanilla.

Full body with stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

An usual dubbel, but a very good beer. Very tasty and presents well. Definitely worth trying.

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Photo of Chris-1911
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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