Amazing Grace Ale | The Lost Abbey

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4.03/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blended Ale aged in French Oak Red Wine Barrels for 18 months with brettanomyces added.

Added by scottoale on 12-05-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,040
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
153
pDev:
8.93%
 
 
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Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CSO
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a wild belgian dubbel is how this one drinks, a really unique brew, super rich and saturated in the red wine barrels, decadent and a slow sipper for sure, really cool to get to drink this one on tap where its made! what an experience. this has a deep brown color, reddish in the right light, viscous and thick for sure, with a short lived cream head and a strong nose of wet oak and red wine tannins. its extremely mature from a wood and brett standpoint, well aged and blended, expert and unique. the funk is strong in here, subtle candied peach and even almond or pecan, fancy belgian malts and maybe some added sugar too, but even though this is dense its not over the top sweet, some light acidity from the wine and the brett dry it up well enough for how big it is. lots of layers here, and it does improve as it warms, even though the booze comes out quite strong as it does. dark berries and raisins, oak and brandy, this tastes like the holidays to me, an experience and a one of a kind brew like so many from these guys are. always a special treat to have their stuff, especially here at the source. this was divine and the buzz set right in...

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbw314
3.1/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

An interesting dubbel indeed. Darker brown body, one finger white head. Short retention. No lacing. Smell is spice, a bit of leather, raisins, oak, tannin, red wine. Raisins on the palate, tannic and vinous, a bit of chocolate, yeast esters, a slight leathery spice as well. Mouthfeel is lighter medium bodied, lightly carbonated, tannic on the finish, appropriately so. An interesting, heavily tannic brett ale. Very interesting and glad to have tried this.

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Photo of MickeyHops
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.71/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Another fine offering from Lost Abbey. The wine barrel aging is done beautifully for this beer. Some nice initial wild flavor and then the wine finish drives it home. I will pick this up all day, every day and twice on Sunday!

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Photo of 22Blue
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveHack
3.2/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of madtowndmb1
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wulfie85
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tanger112
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of st9647v3
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 2018 Saints & Sinners 750 ml corked and caged bottle a light reddish brown under a one-inch thick beige head with large bubbles and leaves sheet and clumpy lace. Aroma is tannic with red wine notes and some funk/musty yeast. Flavor is tart and vinous (red wine), oak tannins, cherry pits, maybe some golden raisins (?), yeasty. Moderate body and medium carbonation. Finishes with a sharp oak and red wine character based on Lost and Found.

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Photo of oldsailor
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mattboyer182
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of akang
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of stakem
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml C&C offering into a matching Lost Abbey teku. The brew appears a beautiful deep cherry mahogany color with a khaki yellow stained head that fades leaving spots of lace. When held to the light, the brew really shows off its ruby coloration and lighter yellow to orange hints around the edges.

The aroma is sour cherry initially with lots of pleasant wild character. This has quite a flanders feel to the aroma with suggestions of vinegar, cider, cheese, funk, raw woodiness and wine. When swirled some vanilla comes through with a bit of balsamic glaze.

The flavor is sour with a mild acetic edge that blends into tart cherry and vinous notes. More sips really drive home the fruity wine quality with mild alcohol impact. The aftertaste is wild with a minor cheesy appeal and some soft barrel notes like raw wood and earth.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. For 8% the abv is integrated and hidden quite well, but as it warms up it really starts to show itself. Overall this is a wine heavy and quite wild and enjoyable brew. I typically dont like acedic brews but this I would absolutely drink again if the opportunity presented itself.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Amazing Grace Ale from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 153 ratings