Red Barn Ale | The Lost Abbey

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Red Barn AleRed Barn Ale

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Draft at Lost Abbey.

A: Yellow gold. Nice color and good clarity with an inch of white foam. Lots of lacing.

S: Pronounced black pepper and orange peel with soft floral notes. Apple blends with pear and grains of paradise. Ginger is pervasive but well integrated.

T: Black pepper up front with earth and pear. Ginger makes an appearance with grains of paradise trailing behind. Orange peel is apparent. The finish is dry and lightly peppery with lingering apple and pear.

M: Lower medium body with upper medium carbonation.

Overall: A nice Saison. A little heavy on the ginger for me but still enjoyable.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks exactly like Dupont's saison. Simplier, but tastier and more drinkable than Dupont's. Nicely dry, spicy, phenolic (touch of clove), hoppy bitter. Bitter orange or seeds of paradise perhaps, but not brett. Less pilsner flavor than Dupont's too (not a bad thing).

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy orange-gold with a rocky white head that hangs around for some time, eventually settling to a thick cap while leaving spotty lacing clinging to the glass.
S - Definitely on the sweeter side of the Saison spectrum, lots of over-ripe pear, honeydew melon, honey, bubblegum, and a touch of spicy coriander.
T - More ripe pear, grainy malt, honey, and bubblegum with a much more prominent spicy white pepper and coriander character then the nose suggested.
M - Crisp and refreshing, with a spritzy, medium-thin body and sharp carbonation.
O - A solid Saison, but I prefer Lost Abbey's Carnevale to this one.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy deep yellow with a thick rocky white head that stays behind. Looks like you could float a quarter on top of it.

S - Clove, coriander, floral hops, spicy yeast, lemon zest with underlying graininess.

T - Spicy with lemon and banana, light bubblegum, floral hops, bready malts with a lingering spice finish.

M - Medium mouthfeel with fizzy, high carbonation.

D - A solid saison that drinks a bit sweet. Would like it a little drier tasting.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Los Abbey/Port tasting room in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, citrus, spices, and yeast. Taste is of grain, spices, and yeast. There is a mild citrus zest bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good saison with some nice aromas and flavors.

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Red Barn Ale from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,003 ratings
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