Red Barn Ale | The Lost Abbey

Red Barn AleRed Barn Ale
BA SCORE
78.8%
Liked This Beer
3.94 w/ 998 ratings
Red Barn AleRed Barn Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Farmhouse Ale traces its roots to the small rustic breweries of Southern Belgium. The word Saison comes to us from the French language and it means Season. Lightly spiced with Organic Ginger, Orange Peels, Black Pepper and Grains of Paradise, this brew promises to quench your thirst on the hottest Southern California days or wherever your travels may take you.

Added by scottoale on 08-23-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,203
Reviews:
391
Ratings:
998
Liked:
786
Avg:
3.94/5
pDev:
10.66%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
137
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 998 |  Reviews: 391
Photo of anon
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of marknu1
4.51/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobertJBeer
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of muchos
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of N1Nkasi
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andpit
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
4.83/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright yellow color and has a good 1/2" white head on it. Aroma of yeast.

Taste, yeah, its a yeasty saison for sure. A little bit of pepper, citrus, ginger. Reminiscient of Sofie from Goose Island. But much more expensive and less convenient format. Spice rack is in full effect, but thankfully nothing dominates too much. Could have been drier on the backend. Good breadiness, but a better version would have been toasty breadiness, this almost went into biere de garde territory.

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Photo of bmeehan
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good saison that incorporates ginger well. The spices you expect to get are there, but they're not overpowering and they don't fight with each other to take center stage, so to speak. Red Barn Ale works; it's light but still requires you to drink slowly and it's got a nice finish.

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3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

not much of foam, orange with some haze
fruity and peppery aroma, surely sweet orange oil from the peel
quite sweet for the claimed saison style. candied orange
interesting oil-like mouthfeel somehow reminscent of candied oranges
hmmm, not my cup of tea. surely not bad but I prefer my Saisons drier and imho the yeast should create the dominant fruity and spicy flavours and not the the adjuncts as in this one.

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Photo of Bammer21
3.38/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Interesting that they got the yeast right, but then Red Barn finished so dry that I assume, they dumped lots of hops in. How do they balance that ?

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Photo of curlybird
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnlatona
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dsa7783
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Grand Summit Hotel. Was rather surprised to see this one in my area. Tastes like your typical American made saison, but done very well, authentic to the tee and quite refreshing. Recommended.

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Photo of ReviewingUnderInfluence
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Really well brewed saison with the flavours every Belgian beer drinker knows and loves. Maybe a little to banana bready for my own tastes. Would like a bit more fruit esters and tartness.

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Photo of sbauer
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

S: peppery saison yeast
T: herbal, green pepper, spice, bubblegum

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Photo of Stillyman11
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Red Barn Ale from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 78.8% out of 100 with 998 ratings
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