Gift Of The Magi | The Lost Abbey

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3.82/5
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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:
#13,781
Reviews:
316
Ratings:
751
pDev:
11.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.07/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a chalice at Plainfield's Tap House.

Apparently the Tap House has a 12 Beers of Christmas thing going on. I wonder if the bartender realized we weren't gonna be back any time soon when she gave us the punch card... Either way, this stuff pours a hazy sunset amber topped by a finger of dirty cream foam. The nose comprises orange zest, caramel, brown sugar, nutmeg, and light fig. The taste holds notes of pine resin, caramel, sharp Swiss cheese, brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and rye bread. This combination does not sit well on the tongue at all, and a touch of booziness makes the experience all the more unpleasant. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and an almost chewy feel. Overall, I did not enjoy this beer. I think my note of "kinda boo", though a bit weird, is more than appropriate.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ksimons
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-a cloudy dark amber copper color with two fingers worth of white rocky head

S-the smell is pretty strong. Picking up roasted malt, caramel, spices, citrus, and a yeasty sourness

T-taste is similar to the smell with roasted malt, caramel, sweet fruit, and spices but it also has a larger amount of hops present than was in the smell. Alcohol is well hidden.

M-medium body, medium to high carbonation

Overall I liked it. The first of this style for me so I didn't know what to expect but it was very interesting, I would try it again.

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Photo of fatmcb1
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2008 vintage poured into a lost abbey snifter.

Pours a copper color with a white 1 finger head that dissipates to a ring. Ample lacing on the glass.

Tons of roasted malt, fig, and raisins. There's also some sweet caramel and brown sugar.

Taste follows the nose. There is faded hops that leaves a citrusy remnant. Also, just a bit of funk.

This is on the heavy bodied side, with light carbonation.

Definitely glad to have had this, and want to try more of the style.

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Gift Of The Magi from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 751 ratings
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