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Gift Of The Magi | The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
744 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
It seems that everyone knows the story of the Three Kings. Sent to follow the star in the sky each brought a gift for the baby they sought. One King brought Gold, the other Frankincense and the other Myrrh. Many breweries produce a Christmas Seasonal beer and this is our beer to celebrate the holiday season.

Added by BeerBeing on 06-10-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,336
Reviews:
314
Ratings:
744
pDev:
11.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Trade:
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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 3.75 - Nice orange amber misty color to it. Off white head that leaves okay lacing. Bottle is Lost Abbey style.
S - 3.75 - Sweet, caramel smell, peach, banana, cinnamon, bread.
T - 4.0 - sweet, caramel taste, peach, banana, bready taste. Not much from the Brett? Maybe if it sat longer it would have more of a barnyard taste.
M - 4.0 - medium mouthfeel, very sweet, alc covered, aftertaste is sweet and syrupy.
O - 4.0 - Not too bad, nice holiday beer, one of the better ones I've had. I'm a little dissapointed I didn't get any brett out of it though? It probably hasn't been aged long enough.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The initial taste is that of medicinal alcohol, but in a good way. It soon gives way to the taste of bread and cherries. There is sweet and syrupy aftertaste that lingers. It has a tantalizing copper-brown color coupled with a thick & lasting head.

Overall, a good holiday beer... as in, enjoy it once a year.

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Gift Of The Magi from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 744 ratings
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