Gift Of The Magi | The Lost Abbey

Gift Of The MagiGift Of The Magi
BA SCORE
69%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 744 ratings
Gift Of The MagiGift Of The Magi
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:
#12,251
Reviews:
314
Ratings:
744
Liked:
513
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
11.52%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
134
Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 744 |  Reviews: 314
Photo of BeerMama2014
4.41/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NiceTaps
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 750ml bottle in a tulip glass.

L- Bottle conditioned looking reddish honey-brown color with a durable 2f off-white colored head. Decent lacing and bubbles.

S- Malty sweet booziness. Some yeast and light fruit hops.

T- Like a Belgian strong ale. Yeast, malt fruit and floral. Some spice. The flavors nicely trump the alcohol sweetness. Better than I expected.

M- Smooth medium body. Drinkable high abv ale. Dry hop finish for balance.

O- Again, better than I expected, but more like a strong ale. One glass was enough, I'm glad that there was someone to share it with.

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Photo of bmeehan
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gift of the Maggi pours a beautiful shade of reddish brown and tastes mildly fruity with a dry aftertaste. I find it pairs well with a spicier food, but I think it'll pair with the typical foods Belgians pair well with as well (cheeses, salty meats, etc.) This is a great beer from a great brewery.

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Photo of ColSanders123
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy amber, jaundice head that retreats to a ring with islands, good carbonation. Aroma is of earthy yeast, faint spice, light fruit, piercing alcohol. Flavor diminishes the alcohol, but adds mild barnyard funk, in addition to the pepper spice and faint apricot/orange/papaya fruit. Biggest contributor is the earthy, chalky yeast, a positive person would call it rustic. Medium, viscous body.
Surely as exotic as the magi's gifts, but surely less enjoyable. Heavily reminiscent of a Belgian triple, this beer brought earth, fruit, and spice in equally timid amounts, but basked them all in a chalky and alcoholic overtone.

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Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BabaBeer
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nick29
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tim725
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JVan
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmryan8
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of parintele
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prospero
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of James_Michaud91
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage bottle from Toronado in SF.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chessiejackson
4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had a tasting in a beer flight and was quite impressed. Surprisingly smooth considering the abv. Flavor and body were on point.

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Photo of randomn8
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.51/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Gift Of The Magi from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 69% out of 100 with 744 ratings
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