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Red Barn Ale | The Lost Abbey

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3.94/5
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1,002 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
Ranking:
#5,533
Reviews:
394
Ratings:
1,002
pDev:
10.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
138
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,002 |  Reviews: 394
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

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattboyer182
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blwissler
3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JFrank78
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mar10d
4.66/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmg480
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of socon67
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickS95
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
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 Taphouse_Traveler
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
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 -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev -1%
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 -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerMama2014
4.62/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Red Barn Ale from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,002 ratings
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