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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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Photo of hopfacebrew
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Colt & Grey in Denver for 5280 Restaurant Week. Served to a tulip glass.

A - The beer pours a slightly cloudy yellow gold color with a 1 finger white head. Good retention and lacing. Head dissolves to a thin film that lasts throughout.

S - A very pleasant mix of fruity character: pears and apples, along with hints of earthy tones, as well as some pilsner malt and belgian yeast.

T - The taste starts exactly where the nose ends. The beer starts with a delicate fruity tone of pears and apples along with a mild mix of light toasted malt and pilsner grains. The flavor develops with a mild bitterness and yeast character. Some clove is present. The beer finishes crisp with a nice aftertaste of malt, fruit, and yeast.

M - Good carbonation, light bodied, Thick.

D - Very good. I had two glasses and didn't think about ordering any other beer.

Overall, this was a very good beer. I would definitely seek it out at the store and wouldn't hesitate to order it on tap again. Good stuff.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 03-07-2011 14:13:56

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Photo of Bubbalito
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.73/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: amber color, clear with incredible rocky deep head
S: full, deep farmhouse yeast and fruit, cloying
T: great taste, good hop finish with strong earthy spice and yeast
M: alive, it bursts with farmhouse saison qualities

I really liked this beer. Good job.

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Photo of NickMunford
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of maddyaliotti
3.37/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted this beer for a class about yeast and fungi. I did not think I was going to like it because I usually stick to a pale ale.

It had a Medium to heavy Mouthfeel
Smelled citrusy
Taste was very bitter
Color was a reddish amber
Strong head on it, the lace gripped the glass as I drank it

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Photo of DSlim71
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of mhaugo
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of mbs11
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Dmart1223
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of cycoduck
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Nightrain87
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Elfastball7
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of hawkmage
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy yellow color with a big off white head. In the aroma, lemon citrus, lemon grass, spice and yeast. In the taste, spicy and yeasty, with a dry lemon grass earth and a small tartness. A spice bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a lightly dry lemon citrus and spice in the aftertaste. Spicy, refreshing, small tartness, and it is very nice.

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Photo of ineva
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of heygeebee
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes

Pours a cloudy very light amber (red? nah..)

Aromas of yeast, almost banana/hefe but also sour.

Puckering true-to-saison bitterness builds, with yeast flavours continuing, and sharp dry finish.

Mouthfeel is almost chewy, but well refreshing - almost ideal.

Excellent ale, but a surprise given the name

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Photo of mantissa
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of CelticAleMan
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of rpaul2012
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of dannyhipps
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of fox227
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of heresy22
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of evilkorova
5/5  rDev +26.9%

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