Red Barn Ale | The Lost Abbey

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994 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
994
Reviews:
390
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
136
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 994 |  Reviews: 390
Photo of Barracudas
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JFrank78
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mar10d
4.66/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmg480
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of socon67
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickS95
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wasn't expecting such an explosion of carbonation, despite the huge pop from the uncorking. As thick a head as you want it to be. Golden yellowy copper color with bright white above. The head retains well and literally falls down on itself as it eventually dissipates.

The nose reminds you of walking through a citrus orchard. Fruity, flowery funk. Not sure if peach is considered citrus, but that's the predominant scent. Maybe tropical is the better word.

Very pleasant taste with the funky yeast giving off flavors of pepper, peach, orange, and a splash of grapefruit. I don't know if dank is a taste, but it is in describing this beer.

Extremely crisp and sharp, each sip cuts through and tickles the taste buds with sweet, funky, and bitter. Fairly carbonated, it leaves a dry, biting finish with only a faint prick of heat.

It just turned spring but this would be amazing in the summer. Even in the spring it's a great beer.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled at a tasting. Hazy bright orange pour with a tall white head. Smells sour, salty, with notes of vinegar. Tastes like brett, grapefruit and caramel. Dry mouthfeel.

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Photo of Wheels2532
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma has citrus and yeast esters. Taste is yeasty with citrus and bubblegum. Medium, effervescent body. Quite nice example of belgian ale.

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Photo of dszok
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerMama2014
4.62/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of erk0607
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Light, clear, effervescent amber
S: Very peppery, classic "farmhouse funk"
T: Very peppery, lots of spices to yield a strong Belgian profile. A bold saison if there ever was one.
F: Light, fizzy, super easy to foam head
O: Good, classic what you think of when someone says strong beer flavor

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Photo of Pranqfan
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TerribleTaste
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Frigging rights boys, I opened this 750ml ale, poured it, sniffed it, gave it a decent look-see on the glass acroment. Even gave her a lil sip and everything in my senses pointed to a soft fruity ale.
That was until I took a gulp, the front sour tart flourished into a nutty bready mix of unnameable flavors.

This beer has a perfect name to suite its flavor, all I can imagine is the daily farm hand making a home brew and saw ANYTHING on the homestead to toss in. Pears, apples, apricots, oranges, any nuts or berries he could find Ect ect. Whatever sounded good at the time and was on hand. There is an excessive amount of flavors donated by this beer, and I like all of them. But then again ;D I have TerribleTaste

Edit: at the last of the bottle all I can say is just how incredibly sour this beer is, I love it.

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Photo of datpingao
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Honeybourne
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jodybrutal
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Red Barn Ale from The Lost Abbey
3.97 out of 5 based on 994 ratings.
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