Ghosts In The Forest - Guava
The Lost Abbey

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Wild Ale
4.22 | pDev: 5.69%
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: Blonde sour ale aged in French Oak with Guava added.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 22 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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snaotheus from Washington

4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml corked/caged bottle. Served in a 2020 SIP fest snulip.

Pours a kind of hazy amber, medium to small head. Smell is moderate lemon tart, more oak, a little bit of funk or earthiness.

Taste is lots of funk, slight spicy, lots of oak. Tart is more tropical / stonefruit cross.

Mouthfeel is dry, medium bodied. Overall, good beer.

Jun 14, 2020
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Dr_C from Colorado

4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


Poured in a pint glass, the brew was a rich orange with a fluffy white head that lasted longer than it took me to finish.

Aroma was oak, white wine with a hint of fruit.

Flavor was outstanding...a tastes like a blissful marriage of beer and Chardonnay. Dry, fruited and crisp. Much much more please.

Feel was light and refreshing.

Overall amazing.

Sep 12, 2019
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bobv from Vermont

4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375 ml. bottle.
Moderate pour yields a one inch white head over a slightly hazy golden body with some nice lacing. Nose of (in order) oak, guava, and lemon. Taste of (in order) guava, lemon, and oak. Outstanding experience all around as this Lost Abbey offering is smooth from start to finish. Very nice feel and overall, every sour beer lover needs to try this. You will not be disappointed. Cheers!

Sep 01, 2019
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Wexfordbeer from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this at one of those places that you pour your own beer. It was pricier by far than all the other beers so I held off on trying it but eventually gave it a try. And boy I’m glad I did. Not overly sour but very complex. The taste went through several iterations on one sip. Very good beer.

Aug 09, 2019
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml cork and caged bottle, poured into a Saints & Sinners tulip glass.

Medium copper body, slightly darker with a more darker orange hue, one finger frothy white head, good retention, plenty of collar and lacing. Smell is funky oak, lots of crisp straw and hay, mild peppercorn, a bit of guava, medium acetone and acetic acidity. Flavour follows- the acidity is fairly acetic but moderate and not too overwhelming. Mild guava complements the hay and lemon from the base wild ale, nice acetone and lactic acidity, oak and even a bit of white vinous character. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, mild crispness and dryness accentuates the acetone and acetic acidity on this beer. It's got a pretty excellent flavour profile for a shelf 375ml, though of course the price can be hefty. I think it's worth getting a couple to drink.

Jun 03, 2019
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a quite tasty sour

Look: dark golden/amber with a thin white head

Aroma: oak, guava, white grapes

Flavor: The flavor is guava, white grapes, lemon, some oak and yeast.

Feel: light to medium body

Mar 22, 2019
Ghosts In The Forest - Guava from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 22 ratings