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Carnevale | The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
3.96/5
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826 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in celebration of Lent and Easter season, Carnevale is light bodied Saison, using Brettanomyces along with Amarillo and Simcoe hops to generate flavor and depth. Carnevale’s complexity grows with time. The citrus notes tend to wane and the wild yeast rears its wonderfully tasting head.

2008 (first release) did not have brettanomyces.

Added by seaoflament on 02-12-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,915
Reviews:
326
Ratings:
826
pDev:
8.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
112
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 826 |  Reviews: 326
Photo of wedge
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tall fluffy head crowns a foggy golden-orange liquid. Aromas of doughy yeast, creamy citrus, bananas foster, grass, and vanilla. Fruity yeast esters in the flavor with citrus peel, honey, apricot, light peppery herbs, and some pale malt sweetness. On the lighter side of medium bodied, creamy, and drying. Nice.

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Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at Klooster. Semi-hazy golden pour with a tall white head. Notes of grass hops, honey, spices, yeast. Medium body and carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2014 vintage; drank 4/9/14 on draft @ Fischman's.

Murky yellow hue.

White head; thick lace.

Banana, orange & a hint of yeast funk in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Banana, sweet citrus & mild clove; a worthy sipper. Above average.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cellared 2 years +.

Poured into a tulip.

Appearance: wonderfully bright with a rocky off-white head with excellent retention. The head lasted 10 minutes without fading!

Aroma: light sweet bready malt with a distinctive Belgian yeast aroma. No alcohol or hops in the nose.

Flavor: quite enjoyable. Very well balanced. The yeast, as in the nose, is distinctly Belgian, but is restrained. The mail is light, sweet and bready. Sometimes Saisons are too sweet; this beer is not. It is just very well balanced. There is no alcohol or hops in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: light, not thin, but very light bodied. This would pair very well with Thanksgiving.

Overall: much better than expected. Saisons seem to be hit or miss. Lost Abbey hit the mark with this one. The takeaway from this beer is how well balanced it is.

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Photo of jaemeno3
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Commandophile
4.78/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chivvyshirt
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thoglund
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brianmandell
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CPAles
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FriedSlug
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright gold beer with a pillowy white head and streams of bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass that never end. The smell is sweet, funky, bright citrus, banana and clove. This is a really nice beer.

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Photo of jmg480
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lanedlr
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of soco89ziegler
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hman43
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: It pours pale gold with a full white, long lasting head. It has a slight haze to it with Belgian lace as the head recedes.

Smell: It has high citrus aromas with moderate earthly elements. It is moderately spicy with pepper.

Taste: It has flavors highlight by high fruit flavors with citrus and orange. There is also a moderate blend of earthen flavors, spice, and pepper. There is a low sour element as well. The complex flavors work well together.

Feel: It has high carbonation and a moderate feel. There is a low sour and bitter finish that is dry.

Overall, this is a very complex blend of aromas and flavors in an ale highlight by citrus and yeast.

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Photo of madelf66
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bnes09
3.42/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tastes like a light apple juice with overwhelming funk. Not a great balance in my opinion.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.27/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a medium golden hue with nice fluffy head. Strong retention. Aroma is tradional & on-point for the style - with notes of dry yeast, hay and lemon rind - though it was a tad muted. It's somewhat full-bodied for a saison and a little oily with lots of carbonation.

Flavor profile was a little washed-out to me - the Brett is not very present at all (moreso upfront) and is drowned out by the hop notes, which bring a soft tropical note to it but otherwise is also pretty faded. They do add a bitterness at the end that is also tinged with a vine note. In the end, the lack of any stand-out notes & the too-heavy-for-the-style body was dissapointing for me.

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Photo of cyclone
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Carnevale from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 826 ratings
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